12.16 goalkeeper possession of the ball The goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball when the ball is held with both hands, held by trapping the ball between one hand and any surface (e.g., the ground, a goalpost, the goalkeeper’s body), or holding the ball in the outstretched open palm.
GOALKEEPER POSSESSION. The goalkeeper is considered to be in control (= possession) of the ball when the ball is held with both hands, held by trapping the ball between one hand and any surface (e. g., the ground, a goalpost, the goalkeeper’s body), or holding the ball in the outstretched open palm.
If they do decide to pick the ball up, they’re only allowed to keep it in their hands for a maximum of 6 seconds. This is to prevent time-wasting and keep the game running smoothly. If the keeper does hold on to the ball for too long, the referee may issue them a yellow card.
From 1 July, referees have been given mandatory instructions not to permit the goalkeeper to take more than four steps while holding the ball as stipulated in Law 12, and if the goalie holds the ball for more than five or six seconds the referee must adjudge this as time-wasting and award an indirect free-kick against him. Previous article
Undershirts – same color or pattern as shirt/jersey. Goalkeeper glove – specific soccer gloves for grip and safety. Goalkeeper cap – To give protection from the weather. Headcovers – for protection must be black or the same color as the shirt. Supports – knees, arms, legs as a lightweight padded form of protection.
If you’re playing goalie, you don’t need to gain possession of the ball off corner kicks. Unless the ball is struck in a way that you can safely collect the ball with your hands, you’re better off clearing it.
12.18 THE "SIX-SECOND" RULE. The goalkeeper has six seconds to release the ball into play once he has taken possession of the ball with his hands. However, this restriction is not intended to include time taken by the goalkeeper while gaining control of the ball or as a natural result of momentum.
14-1-3: SECTION 1 PENALTY KICK ART. 3…The opposing goalkeeper shall stand with at least one foot on or in-line with the goal line, facing the kicker, between the goal posts, and shall not be touching the goal posts, crossbar, or nets, until the ball is kicked. Lateral or forward movement is allowed, but the goalkeeper is not permitted to come off the line with both feet until the ball is in play.