==== ====For Great Soccer Tips and Information Check This Outwww.soccer-action.com==== ====Soccer is one of the most popular sports, if not the most popular sport or hobby in the world. Thesoccer World Cup, which is the world soccer tournament that goes occurs every four years, getsmore viewers than any other sporting event in the world. Soccer is such a big deal in somecountries that it has caused political tensions between nations when their teams have playedagainst each other in the World Cup. So why is soccer such a great hobby for everyone? For onething, it does not require much equipment to play soccer, you just need a soccer ball to kickaround and a couple friends, and some sort of goal that you can use to kick the ball into. Therules are rather simple and obvious, you just kick the soccer ball around and try to kick it into theother teams goal to score, and you cant touch the soccer ball with your hands.Kicking a soccer ball around is something that can be addicting and you can spend hours andhours doing it without getting bored. You can do different tricks with your like dribbling and orseeing how many times you can kick the soccer ball without letting it hit the ground. You canpractice tricks like the bicycle where you jump and kick it sideways or kick it in the air while fallingonto your back. You can do that one trick where you roll the ball with one foot onto the back ofyour other leg and then use that other leg to kick it forward, from behind, over your head; thatsone of my favorites. It makes people think I am a good soccer player when I do that one, eventhough I am not.One nice thing about soccer or a soccer hobby is that it definitely keeps you in shape with all ofthat running you have to do, and you have to be in pretty good shape to do well at soccer. Playingsoccer is not like a light jog where you can just take it easy the whole time. You are at a full, deadsprint over and over. Its fun too, so it doesnt feel like you are just working out, you are playing agame instead. The last soccer team I played on was an indoor soccer team. I thought I was inshape, but then I could only last for a couple minutes before I had to take a breather, each time Iwent in.One of my earliest memories of playing soccer was when I was on a little league soccer team as akid. I was playing defense and all I did was kick the ball as hard as I could to the other end of thefield every time it came to me. I also remember afterwards, I ate a piece of chocolate candy withthe wrapper still on it. I didnt swallow it, but it made me sick and had to quit dribbling my soccerball on the way home from the soccer game, while I puked because the feeling in my mouth wasso disgusting. I think my body was worked up from the sprinting in the soccer game as well andmy stomach was tight. It still makes me sick to think about that experience all of these years later.But I sure had fun as a kid playing on my soccer team and had a lot of good experiences. I alsostill have a lot of good memories from my soccer days as a kid. It was fun being the center ofattention as I kicked the ball around each time it came to me. I wasnt that good though, and Iplayed defense, so I usually just gave the soccer ball a nice boot to the other side of the field eachtime it came to me.
There are a lot of drills you can do with a soccer balls, just on your own to become a better soccerplayer. You can just practice dribbling, as mentioned above, where you just kick the soccer ballback and forth between your legs as you run. Once you get good at dribbling the soccer ball, youcan show it off when you play games, but dribbling the soccer ball and cutting past people. Or,you can practice kicking and aiming the soccer ball at a certain point on a wall or practice kicking itinto the goal or passing with the side of you foot, so you can get your aim better and score moregoals when you play. You can dribble the soccer ball with your feet while weaving through cones.You can practice heading the soccer ball and aiming with your head. For some reason soccerplayers favorite thing to do is hit the soccer ball with their heads.This article was written by Peter Jay, Owner, President, and CEO of Variety Access, Your OnlineHobby Store and More! For more information about Soccer and Soccer Balls, please visit VarietyAccess at VarietyAccess.com/soccer.phpArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Peter_Jaystore==== ====For Great Soccer Tips and Information Check This Outwww.soccer-action.com==== ====