a) Place of the re-start
The re-start is taken from the spot where the infringement was committed.
If § 6.14 (to play outside one’s zone) is violated then the re-start is taken outside the field of play or in the other zone near the point where the offending player touched the ground or hindered the opponent player.
If § 6.15 (out-ball) is violated then the re-start is taken from outside the field, near the boundary line where the ball or the offending player crossed the line.
If § 6.16 (to exceed the allowed time-limit in the attack zone) is violated then the re-start is taken in the place where the attacker has ball possession at the moment the buzzer sounds or in the last place where he touched the ball just before the buzzer sounds.
b) Conditions to take the re-start
It is not permitted to hinder actively or passively the player taking a re-start.
Passive hindering is where the opponent prevents the ball from being brought quickly into play by standing within an arm’s distance in front of the taker of the re-start, even not hindering the throw by any movement of the arms or body. If there is any movement of the arms or body to attempt to delay or prevent the throw, then the hindering is no longer passive but active.
c) When the ball is brought into play
The ball is brought into play after it has travelled at least 2.50 m from the place of the re-start, measured along the ground.
d) How to take a re-start
At the moment the player taking the re-start has, or can take, the ball in his hands the referee shall blow his whistle.
The player taking the re-start has, from that moment, four (4) seconds to bring the ball into play.
e) Infringements during the take of a re-start
After the referee has blown his whistle for the re-start to be taken, he can award:
A new re-start in favour of the other team when:
- the taker of the re-start has not brought the ball into play within four (4) seconds;
- the taker of the re-start touches the boundary lines or the playing area on the other side of the boundary line in case of an “out ball” (see 6.15) and “to play outside one’s zone” (see 6.14), before the ball has left his hands;
- a player from the team of the taker of the re-start touches the ball before it has been brought into play.
A new re-start for the same team when:
- an attacker player from the opposite team touches the ball before it has been brought into play or tries to actively or passively hinder the taker of the re-start.
A free pass for the same team when:
- a defender player from the opposite team touches the ball before it has been brought into play or tries to actively or passively hinder the taker of the re-start.