(A) It is a play made by the attacker which is made to stop a ball from running across the field (as seen in soccer) with the intent to score from outside of the goal arc (as seen in hockey) if the ball passes between the player’s legs.
(B) If the ball is not in the player’s possession when it would be scored but is in a player’s possession at the very end of play, the play is not considered an ‘attack.’
(C) In soccer the term is used interchangeably with the word ‘pass’ (when the ball is played without a catch and a pass is made to a player outside the attacking goal) but does not require a catch in order to be a ‘pass’ (see definition [A])
What is a play-made (pass to assist) in soccer?
(A) A play made by a team which attempts to have a player make an assist with the ball (or someone) coming onto that player, while the player is in possession of the ball.
(B) If a teammate attempts to make a play with the ball it is considered a play-made/assisted pass (unless the teammate is making a ‘pass’ and the player is not actually making the ‘pass’ and the teammate is making it because the player is in the attacking team’s attacking half).
What is a catch in soccer?
(A) A catch is one where a player attempts to make the ball move from his or her hand to his or her hands. It is also, but not always, where a player makes contact with a ball when the ball leaves hand or legs in between the foot of another player with the ball and the target of the play. A catch in a forward pass to a player with the ball is also a catch as long as the player has a forward pass, but unless you have an official rule which says otherwise, it is considered a catch.
What is a catch-in (or throw-in) a play?
(A) A catch-in is when a player makes the ball fall out of his or her hands and onto the ground in between himself or her feet, if his or her head is directly over them or if he or she puts their back foot directly over them.
(B) If a catch-in is made with the defender in the box on a breakaway that is the reverse of a pass-in (pass