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  • 1. Soccer
    • Kinds of Equipment Needed—shorts, socks, shin guards, goals, shoes, ball
    • There are 11 people (players) on a soccer team--11
  • 2. Rules
    • No touching the ball with your hands unless you are the goalie.
    • The ball is put into play with a throw in if the ball goes out on the side line. You must keep both feet touching the ground when throwing the ball in.
    • The ball is put into play with a goal kick or a corner kick if the ball goes out of bounds on the end lines.
  • 3. Fouls
    • Kicking an opponent.
    • Tripping
    • Holding
    • Jumping At
    • Charging Violently
    • Striking
    • Charging From Behind
    • Handling The Ball to direct the change the movement of the ball
    • Dangerous Play
    • Charging when the ball is not within playing distance
  • 4. Five Skills of Soccer
    • Kicking—most often used to score or move the ball.
    • Passing—kicking, pushing, or heading the ball to a teammate..
    • Dribbling—transport the ball under control from one area to another with their feet.
    • Trapping—Stopping the ball in flight or on the ground, then controlling.
    • Heading—using their forehead to pass the ball or score.
  • 5. Player Positions
    • Forwards —players in the front trying to score.
    • Midfielders —players in the middle passing the ball to the forwards and trying to keep it from getting back to the goalie.
    • Fullbacks —players helping to protect the goal.
    • Goalie —player who protects the goal with their hands
  • 6. Different Kicks
    • Kick Off —From the center of the field, the kick begins the game, starts the half and puts the ball into play after a goal has been scored.
    • Penalty Kick —A direct free kick that is given after a foul in the goal area.
    • Free Kick —Given after a foul has been committed outside the goal box area.
    • Drop Kick —The kick used by the goalie to move the ball down the field.
  • 7. Defenders or Defense
    • Different Names for Defensive Players—goal keeper, fullbacks, sweeper, stopper, midfielders all defend the goal.
  • 8. The Field
    • Goal —In between the goal posts. Must cross the outside line to score.
    • Goal/Penalty Area —If a Penalty happens in this area the ball is placed at the top of the goal box for a free kick.
  • 9. Officials
    • Linesmen—stand on each sideline to decide who gets control of the ball when it goes out of bounds.
    • Referee—the only official who goes onto the playing field, enforces the laws, keeps time and awards free kicks, blows a whistle, flashes cards to control the play and players. A yellow card is caution, a red card means the player or coach is ejected and cannot be in the game.
  • 10. Review
    • How many are on a soccer team?
    • Name 2 kinds of equipment needed to play soccer.
    • Name at least 3 player positions.
    • What do forwards do?
    • What do the defenders do?
    • When do you use a throw in?
    • When do you use a goal kick?
    • When do you use a corner kick?
    • Name 3 kinds of kicks.
    • Name at least 4 fouls.
    • Name 4 skills that are needed to succeed in soccer.
    • What happens if there is a penalty in the goal area?
    • To score, what does the ball have to pass?
    • What do the linesmen do?
    • What does the referee do?
  • 11. Congratulations
    • You are now a soccer professional.
    • Go have fun!