I was recently involved in a debate over the following situation: **The goalie gets possession of the ball in a lawful manner. The goalie runs to the edge of the penalty box. Before leaving the penalty box, the goalie throws the ball into the air in front of him, and then without touching the ball again with his hands kicks the ball directly out of the air (let's say a yard or two outside the penalty box). To the extent that it matters, assume the goalie actually kicks the ball (as opposed to merely releasing it from his/her hands) in less than 6 seconds. Before stating my view, let me ask you for yours: Can the goalie do this?