a method of restarting the game when there is no other option listed
A ball dropped by the referee between 2 players, 1 from each team, to restart the game after she has purposely stopped play for a no-penalty situation. The ball is dropped at the spot where it was last in play unless this happens to be in the penalty area, in which case it is dropped at the nearest point outside the penalty area. A goal may be scored directly from a drop-ball kick.
The ball is dropped between two players while the other players stay ten yards away. This occurs when the referee does not know what team last touched the ball out of bounds, or after an injury during play. When this happens, play will begin again with a drop ball.