There is one offside rule in soccer, and it is that a player cannot be involved in a play without at least two defenders (including the goalkeeper) between himself and the opposing goal. This not only means he can't receive a pass while in this position, it also means that he can't impede the goalkeeper while another player takes a shot on goal.
A common misconception is that it is illegal to dribble the ball from an onside position to an offside position. Also, it is legal to run to a ball that is kicked into an offside position, as long as the player receiving the ball was in an onside position before the ball was kicked.
Sports such as ice hockey, field hockey, American and Canadian football, soccer and rugby have an offside rule.
hockey, indoor soccer
The Cambridge Rules, written in 1848, first introduced the concept of offside.
There is currently no offside rule in field hockey. There were prior offside rules, rules that restricted the positioning of players from the attacking team in a way similar to the offside rule in soccer. The offside rules were changed as the rules of field hockey changed. The evolution of the field hockey offside rule culminated with its abolition in the mid 1990s.
It is not. It is exempt from the offside rule.
It has evolved a lot, i remember a long time ago there was no offside rule.
Jackie Milburn, ex Newcastle player, had the idea of staying in the opposition box so the League dicided to create the offside law.
In soccer, a player is offside if he is in an offside position and becomes involved in play. In hockey, a player is offside if he is in the attack zone (fully across the blue line) when the puck enters the same zone. Please see the related questions for detailed information about each sport.
If you break the offside rule, the other team gets a free pass where you went offside, you are not out of play.
The sport of ice hockey, in the Winter Olympics, has an offside rule.
The offside rule is used in winter sports such as American football and ice hockey.