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Fall 2018 Rules Update - Build Out Line

By SPVJSA, 08/16/18, 6:15PM PDT

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SPVJSA is implementing the new USSF build out line rules which will effect 9U & 10U divisions this Fall.  Details for the rules, along with instructional YouTube videos are provided at the links below and on the Coaches Corner.

  • The build out line promotes playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play.
  • Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball into play (punts and drop kicks are not allowed) After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal. The opposing team must move behind the build out line during a goal kick until the ball is put into play.
  • The build out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses will be called.  Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build out line.   Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line.

Explaining The Build Out Line

Coaching With The Build Out Line

Build Out Lines Explained By The Teaching Ref