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posted Jan 15, 2015, 6:14 AM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Jan 15, 2015, 6:14 AM ]

A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in:
- if the ball enters the opponent's goal directly from a throw-in, the referee shall award a goal kick
- if the ball enters the thrower's own goal directly from a throw-in, the referee shall award a corner kick

What's the rule?

posted Jan 8, 2015, 6:49 PM by RCR Webmaster

No offside penalty on a:
- a throw-in
- a corner kick
- a goal kick

Well, well, well...

posted Nov 3, 2014, 7:19 AM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Nov 3, 2014, 7:21 AM ]

Did you know that water from the well that the Rangers installed at St. Louis has been a crucial element in the church's ability to provide fresh produce to their food pantry clients?  Here is a link the Facebook page.  <Link>
Go Rangers!

Kickin' it.

posted May 31, 2014, 7:23 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated May 31, 2014, 7:25 PM ]

Kick Off: Taken to start a game, to restart play after a goal has been scored or to start the second half or a new quarter. 
Penalty Kick or PK: Awarded when a defender commits a penal or major foul within the penalty area. T
Direct Free Kick: The ball may be kicked directly into the goal for a score by the player taking the kick. 
Indirect Free Kick: A goal can be scored only if the ball is touched by one or more players from either team, after it is kicked into play and before it enters the goal. 
Goal Kick:  When the attacking team last touches the ball before it crosses over the goal line, the defending team is awarded a goal kick. 
Corner Kick: If a ball goes over the goal line and is last touched by the defending team, the attacking teams is awarded a corner kick. 

How's your luck?

posted May 29, 2014, 9:53 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated May 31, 2014, 7:28 PM ]

The term unlucky is used whenever a player makes an incorrect decision with the ball. A pass back instead of a turn-and-go or a shot on goal when a cross was the better choice. It's the idea of pushing your luck instead of using your head...with negative results.  In soccer, there are so many decisions that have to be made rapidly. It's better to call a decision unlucky than to say 'you suck'.  The emphasis in development is to make the player think, not to beat him down. Save that mentality for sports where the coaches anger is redirected by the player to physically punish an opponent.   Lucky enough to be good. Good enough to be lucky. Good and lucky. (txsoccer)

You are sooooo good looking!

posted May 29, 2014, 7:00 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated May 29, 2014, 8:43 PM ]

The Beautiful Game is a nickname for association football, first said by the Brazilian footballer Pelé, although football commentator Stuart Hall is the only individual to have claimed to have coined "The Beautiful Game". In his youth, Hall admired Peter Doherty when he went to see Manchester City play at Maine Road and used the term "The Beautiful Game" to describe Doherty's style when playing. Consequently, he used the term "The Beautiful Game" in his commentary career later on in life which popularised the phrase. (Wikipedia)

Why are they doing that?

posted May 19, 2014, 8:24 PM by RCR Webmaster

A dropped-ball (or drop-ball) is a method of restarting play.  It is designed to offer no advantage to either side, generally being awarded when play has been stopped due to reasons other than normal game-play or misconduct. The rules concerning the dropped-ball are part of Law 8 of the Laws of the Game. (Source Wikipedia)

Ball Spin on Throw in.

posted Mar 13, 2014, 1:00 PM by RCR Webmaster

There is no requirement prohibiting spin or rotational movement on a throw in.   

Learn your lines.

posted Dec 2, 2013, 2:54 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Dec 2, 2013, 2:55 PM ]

Corner Kick Placement

posted Sep 3, 2013, 9:31 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 9:32 PM ]

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