There are four main lines on a soccer pitch that you should know as a player or fan. These lines are used to denote out of bounds, set the spot for the kickoff, cornerbacks, and much more. Here are the lines of the pitch we'll cover:
The touchlines are the longer lines on the soccer pitch's rectangular shape. If the ball goes past one of the touchlines then play stops and the team that didn't touch it last is awarded a throw in. We will learn more about throw ins in future tutorials.
The End Lines
The end lines, also known as bylines, run along the short end of the rectangular pitch. They run on both sides of the goal line. They also form part of the boundary lines of the soccer pitch. Together, the touchlines and end lines form the field of play.
The Midfield Line
The Goal Lines
There is a goal line on each end of the rectangular pitch. It's used to describe the line inside of the net and goal that is used to determine if a goal is scored. If the ball crosses the goal line into the net then a goal is awarded. These lines are also part of a soccer pitch's boundary lines.