Definitions for "PENALTY KICK"
A direct free kick awarded after a major foul within the penalty area. The ball is placed on the penalty spot , all players must leave the area leaving only the goalie to defend.
An uncontested kick awarded to a team for a major infraction by the other team. The kick can be taken directly at goal and scores 3 points if successful. If the ball is kicked to touch, then the ball is awarded back to the team which kicked the ball out of bounds.
A kick taken from 12 yards in front of the goal, usually as a result of a foul that takes place inside the penalty area. When a penalty kick is taken, no player other than the shooter and opposing goalkeeper can enter the penalty area until after the shot is taken. Further, the goalkeeper cannot advance from the goal line until after the shot is taken although the goalkeeper is allowed to move from side-to-side.