NCAA Soccer Penalty Kick Procedure Interpretation

by John Puglisi, NISOA 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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