Kick-off Rules: The ball must be stationary and start on the centre spot. All the players except the kicker must be in their half of the pitch. All of the opposition players must remain outside of the centre circle until the kick-off is taken. If all of this is in order, then the referee can blow their whistle to signal the start of the game.
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Kicking team players must be no more than 5 yards behind the ball. 2018. Kicking team players must be no more than 1 yard behind the ball and no prekick motion. 2018. Kicking team players must have 5 on either side of the ball, at least 2 between hashmarks and numbers, at least 2 outside numbers. 2018.
Rationale: This 2017 rule change allowing the kickoff to be taken in any direction has created difficulty for the player taking the kick to easily kickoff into his/her own half of the field without physically being in the opponent’s half of the field. This addition to the rule would permit only the player taking the kickoff to be in the opponent’s half of the field, in order to take the kickoff.
Kick-off Rules. At each kick-off, the ball is placed in the center of the "Center Mark" (on the half-way line) & both teams must be on their own half of the field (although it is usually okay to be standing on the halfway line) and the receiving team must stay outside the Center Circle until the ball is "kicked".
The kick-off rules in soccer are as follows: A coin toss decides the team that will take the first kick-off The team that didn’t take the kick-off in the first half will take the kick-off for the second half After a team scores a goal, the game restarts with a kick-off taken by their opponents
The One-Man Kickoff and Other Rules Changes 2016-06-13T10:57:30-04:00 June 13, 2016 10:57 AM ET Here’s a tiny rule change you might have missed in your viewing of matches from the Copa America ...
all players, except the player taking the kick off, must be in their own half of the field of play. the opponents of the team taking the kick-off must be at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball until it is in play. the ball must be stationary on the centre mark. the referee gives a signal.
The IFAB (International Football Association Board) have announced that the ball can now move in any direction from kick-off, rather than only move forward.