NCAA Soccer Penalty Kick Procedure Interpretation

by John Puglisi, NISOA Past - President, NISOA National clinician and NISOA local assessor.

Rule 14.2 has been modified in 2010 to clarify that the player taking the penalty kick is permitted to use a stutter step or a hesitation move provided there is no stopping and there is continuous movement toward the ball. Should the kicker stop during his / her movement to the ball during the penalty kick, the kicker has violated 14.2. This does NOT automatically require a caution; even though Rule 14.3.3 states that the player SHALL be cautioned.

A complete NISOA/NCAA interpretation of the rule with restart outcomes is available for download as a pdf.

This interpretation was originally published on the NCAA Soccer Central Hub on

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