IV. Ball Out of Bounds

 A. If the ball goes over and clear of the Side Line:

 1. The team which did not touch the ball last shall be awarded a free hit from the point where the ball crossed the Side Line, but may not hit or hit at the ball until the Referee says “Play.”

 2. The members of the team which touched the ball last must position themselves at least 10 yards from the ball until the Referee says “Play” and the ball is hit or hit at.

 B. If the ball goes over and clear of the End Line outside of the goal posts:

 1. If the ball was last touched by the attacking team:

 a. The defending team shall be awarded a free hit from the point where the End Line intersects the Goal Crease semi-circle on the side of the Goal where the ball crossed the End Line, but may not hit or hit at the ball until the Referee says “Play.”

 b. The members of the attacking team must position themselves outside the 30-yard Line until the Referee says “Play” and the ball is hit or hit at.

 2. If the ball was last touched by the defending team, a Penalty 3 shall be awarded to the attacking team.

 C. The Referee shall have the sole right to determine whether the ball has crossed the Side Line or End Line, and players should continue play unless they hear the Referee’s whistle. The Referee may rely on signals from the Side Judges or Goal Judges in determining whether a ball is out of bounds.
 
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