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REFEREES WORKING U9 GAMES MUST UNDERSTAND THE BUILD OUT LINE CONCEPT.

AS SOON AS THE GOALIE IS IN POSSESSION OF THE BALL, INSTRUCT HIM TO HOLD THE BALL.  DO NOT ALLOW HIM TO RELEASE THE BALL AND DO NOT ALLOW “QUICK RE-STARTS”

 THEN INSTRUCT THE OPPOSING PLAYERS TO RUN BEHIND THE “BUILD OUT LINE”.  ONCE THE OPPOSING PLAYERS ARE BEHIND THE LINE,  INSTRUCT THE GOALIE TO RELEASE THE BALL (NO PUNTING) (BUT GOALIE CAN PLACE THE BALL ON THE GROUND AND KICK IT.  AS SOON AS HE PLACES THE BALL ON THE GROUND, THE BALL IS IN PLAY.) 

ONCE THE OPPOSING PLAYERS RUN BEHIND THE LINE ON THEIR OWN, YOU CAN STOP INSTRUCTING THE GOALIE TO HOLD THE BALL.

IF BUILD OUT LINES ARE NOT MARKED, ASK THE HOME COACH TO PLACE CONES ON THE SIDELINES/TOUCHLINE.

“BUILD OUT LINES SHOULD BE EQUIDISTANT (MIDWAY) BETWEEN THE PENALTY AREA AND THE HALFWAY LINE” U.S. SOCCER

TO WATCH A VIDEO EXPLANATION OF THE BUILD OUT LINE, CLICK HERE  

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