To avoid injury, we aim for no physical content, calling a foul for tackling from behind or through the legs. This is the most black-and-white option for the "referee" to interpret consistently.
This rule is intended as a leveller between younger and older (sometimes slower) players. It means you have to have some part of one foot on the ground at all times. Whilst this is not so easy for the referee to judge, we encourage players to call out infringements.
This rule is also intended to avoid injuries - by keeping the ball low, typically playing with the side of the foot, we reduce the chance of it impacting the upper body. Neither do we want clashes of heads as opposing players go for a high ball.
Only the goalkeeper should be in the "D" - defenders entering the area will give away a penalty and attackers entering the area will give possession to the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper may not come out of the "D".
We are pretty much in line with the FA - the most obvious area of difference is that we treat all free kicks as indirect.
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