a throw or kick by the goalkeeper or a kick by the defender in an attempt to get the ball away (clear) from the goal area.
To move the ball away from the goal after an attack by the other team has been stopped.
To pass, poke, or deflect the puck away from one's own goal cage, or out of the defensive zone. As a noun, the act of clearing.
A hard defensive kick or header, clearing the ball from the area in front of the goal. This is usually a desperation kick to no one in particular, when under pressure. Clearances should have height, width, and distance (in that order).
Any action taken by a player within the goal circle to pass or carry the ball out of the goal circle.
tells a busy defender that pressure is imminent and his best option is to send the ball high and wide and with pace; same as away
to kick the ball away from one's goal.
a defensive kick that attempts to get the ball out of a scoring area, particularly the penalty area.
When the defending team kicks the ball away from the goal and out of the goal area.
A term used by defenders to send the ball rapidly upfield. This term is yelled out by defenders to alert the defender with the ball that he has impending pressure.