What is back pass rule in soccer?
A rule in soccer that states that the goalkeeper may not touch the ball with his hands following a deliberate back pass from a teammate. If this rule is violated, the opposing team is awarded a free kick.
Back Pass Rule
The back pass rule is a rule created to encourage ball movement in soccer. Before the rule, a team could pass the ball back to their goalie, who would handle the ball with their hands and slow play. The back pass rule changed this, preventing the goalie from using their hands if the ball came from a teammate's pass.