Illegal slips can be dangerous because of the injuries they bring. If a player slips into another player and hits his ankle or knee, that player can get injured very easily. Ultimately, the rules that govern sliding tackles are in place to ensure the safety and protection of players. Examiners are invited to apply two new elements of the law (in italics). The updated law now states: “Slide tackling, or attempting to push Slide Tackle, is prohibited in all games and MUST be notified if an offensive player then enters the sin box. Players are allowed to slide to play a ball, provided they are NOT near another player (opponent or teammate). If, in the opinion of the referee, a slipped tackle is violent with the intention of intentionally injuring a player, the player will be expelled (red card). A goalkeeper is allowed to slide into his box to make a stop, but CANNOT simply slide to throw the ball away from an attacker. If the goalkeeper slips into his box to make a tackle (and not a rescue with his arms/body), he is guilty of a slipped tackle and must be warned and sent to Sin Bin (or red card if he is violent). ALL restarts for slip tackle fouls are an indirect free kick, including those that occur in the box.

A general rule for the appropriate age group where sliding tackles are legal – regardless of experience or level of competition – is usually U15. As it may be obvious, this is the age of high school football. Once a player reaches high school, they will likely have the proper physical skills and enough experience to make a proper sliding tackle. At this point, slide tackle is often allowed. The last situation where a player can use a sliding tackle is to reach the ball in front of an opponent when both players are in a race from the ball. Be sure to evaluate the speed of the ball and your opponent when you start sliding so that you can make contact with the ball at the exact time you have planned. All regional and national high-level football leagues – ECNL, GA, MLS Next, US Youth National League – allow slide tackle. For more information on these high-profile football leagues, see ECNL vs GA and MLS Next. A successful slide tackle is a lot of fun. Especially on a rainy day when you can slide forever! Below are some defensive alternatives that can be used in place of slipped tackles in youth football. Sliding tackles are incredibly effective against opponents with superior ball skills.

They allow a defender to give everything for a ball, even if the opponent remains in control. A properly executed sliding tackle is hard to avoid, even for the best offensive players. Staying in football is less intense than a press. When you press, you hold your opponent in front of you without trying a tackle or pull. High-level football players are also aware of the risks associated with sliding tackles and know that poor execution can result in a faulty call or penalty, even if they do not cause injuries. As mentioned earlier, if a defender comes into contact with the opposing player before the ball, a foul is likely to be called. Higher-level players are aware of balancing the risk with the potential reward. Of course, the rules that determine the legality of slide tackling can vary by league and region. More competitive leagues may have no limits on slipped tackles, as players tend to be more experienced than average football players their age. A sliding tackle, also known as a sliding tackle, is a tackle in association football.

It is completed by a leg stretched out to push the ball away from the opposing player. Slippery tackles can often be sources of controversy, especially when players who are tackled fall on the tackler`s foot (or the ball stopped by the tackler`s foot) and penalties, free kicks and cards are evaluated (or are distinguished by their absence). One thing I`ve always found satisfying when I play football is a last-minute sliding tackle on an opponent just as they`re about to take a shot. But when you look at football, you notice that sometimes a referee punishes a player for making a sliding tackle, and sometimes he doesn`t. So, can you do slide tackle in football? The slide tackle is considered a defensive move at a higher level, and if you`re not an experienced player, a slide tackle can be a very complex – and dangerous – maneuver. It`s too exciting to see a professional football player take the ball away from an opposing player with a slipped tackle. The timing, strength and grace of a slide tackle are beautiful to look at. Of course, young footballers want to imitate what they see from professionals. But is it safe? Is slide tackle allowed in youth football? If you are interested in everything that has to do with youth football, read on. This article will answer many of your questions. Note on goalkeepers: A goalkeeper is allowed to slide to make a stop, provided that he does not violate the law against the sliding tackle. Although accidental contact may occur, a goalkeeper who slips to weigh the ball will not be punished.

If the contact is made by a goalkeeper sliding towards an opponent who leads with his feet, the law of the slide-tackle would apply. The International Football Federation has amended Bill 12 to read simply as “attacking an opponent” in a negligent, reckless or forceful manner, leaving the decision to the referee. They added penalties as serious foul for tackles that were too dangerous. Nothing in the laws provides for sanctions for disputes on the ground. When it comes to a slide tackle, how the player makes the slide tackle is more important than the slide tackle itself. The risk of injury is even greater if the slipped tackle comes from behind on the opponent. Even if the ball is hit first, tackles from behind are almost always called a foul and can even lead to a red card kicked out of the game. Youth soccer, high school soccer, and U10, U11 and U12 soccer often prohibit sliding tackles due to the high risk of injury to players. However, each football league at this level is responsible for its own rules, so it is best to check with each league to confirm this.

If your child plays in a league where sliding tackles are illegal, there are other defensive moves they can learn to keep up with the competition. Some moves focus more on withdrawing the ball, while others deal with slowing down the opponent. For example, most competitive football leagues (as opposed to recreational leagues) allow for tackling slides as young as the U9 age group. Teams in these competitive leagues are deemed competent enough to perform sliding tackles adequately without compromising the safety of the players involved. In order to successfully execute a slipped tackle, the tackler must always first make contact with the ball. Accidental contact with the opponent after hitting the ball first is not considered a foul. However, hitting the opponent in front of the ball always leads to a faulty call. But remember that this doesn`t make a slide tackle illegal.

A slide tackle is a completely legal step in football, as long as the player making the tackle follows the rules designed to protect the opposing player. So, yes, a goalkeeper can do slide tackle if the slide tackle is legal in the respective football league. However, if a goalkeeper doesn`t have much experience with the slipped tackle, the risk could outweigh the reward. I hope now that you feel that you understand when it is acceptable to push an opponent. With the fast pace of high-level football leagues, the slide tackle can be extremely useful. However, this is not always a must-have defensive move as it takes time, and if it is not done correctly, the defending team will simply lose the tackler for a few seconds when the tackler rises from the ground.