The penalty area is the large box in front of each goal, usually with an arc extending out from the top. The penalty area is they area where a keeper (goalie) may use their hands on the ball. In older age groups, it also is an area where most fouls on the attacking team will result in a penalty kick. During penalty kicks, players must stay outside the top of the penalty area and the penalty arc. During a goal kick, opposing players must stay outside the penalty area and the ball MUST exit the penalty area before it is touched by either team.