Is slide tackling illegal?

Is slide tackling illegal?

All players should learn the physical aspects of the game! A slide tackle is a perfectly legal play. A foul can be called when the play is dangerous, like when the defender makes contact with the opponent first before the ball, or makes the tackle “cleats up”.

When should you slide tackle?

When should slide tackles be used? A common use of a slide tackle is when the opponent is on the break with a counter attack and you come in fast by the side to slide the ball out.

Can U9 slide tackle?

For example, most competitive (as opposed to recreational) soccer leagues allow slide tackling as young as the U9 age group. Teams in those competitive leagues are judged to be sufficiently competent to appropriately perform slide tackles without risking the safety of the players involved.

Why do soccer players slide?

Soccer players sometimes slide on their knees as a form of a goal celebration. They do this by gaining speed through running, then bending their knee, then moving their upper body back, and then landing on their lower legs and their knee.

Are two-footed tackle illegal?

So a two-footed tackle itself is not illegal. It’s only illegal if it is careless, reckless or made with excessive force. The reason why two-footed tackles are often punished is because they are more likely to be careless/reckless.

What makes a legal slide tackle?

The term “slide tackle” refers to an attempt to tackle the ball away from an opponent while sliding on the ground. A slide tackle is legal, provided it is performed safely. The referee must judge whether the tackle of an opponent is fair or whether it is careless, reckless, or involves the use of excessive force.

Does sliding on grass hurt?

It’s far more impressive than what it really is. Also, when knee sliding, there is little to no friction between the player and the grass. As long as the forward motion and knee placement is executed correctly, there is no pain.

How do you teach slide tackles?

  1. Decide early whether to knock the ball out of play or ‘hook’ it to win possession.
  2. Be decisive and committed.
  3. Tackle using the leg furthest from the ball and keep it slightly bent.
  4. Tuck the leg nearest the ball underneath the backside and ideally slide on the outer thigh.

Can goalies slide tackle?

A goalie is permitted to slide within their box to MAKE A SAVE, but CANNOT slide solely to tackle the ball away from an attacker. ALL restarts for slide tackling fouls are an Indirect Free Kick, including those which occur in the Box.