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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”

 NOW 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.

FOR GOAL KICKS, OPPONENTS MUST BE BEHIND THE BUILD OUT LINE.  BALL IS IN PLAY WHEN IT LEAVES THE PENALTY AREA.  AT THAT TIME OPPONENTS CAN CROSS THE BUILD OUT LINE.

ONCE THE OPPONENTS RUN BEHIND THE LINE ON THEIR OWN, ALLOW THE GOALIE TO PLAY ON HIS OWN.

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”

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

TO READ THE US SOCCER MANDATE ON BUILD OUT LINE CLICK HERE  

 

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