Kinds of Equipment Needed—shorts, socks, shin guards, goals, shoes, ball
There are 11 people (players) on a soccer team--11
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.
Fouls Handling The Ball to direct the change the movement of the ball
Charging when the ball is not within playing distance
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.
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
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.
Defenders or Defense
Different Names for Defensive Players—goal keeper, fullbacks, sweeper, stopper, midfielders all defend the goal.
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.
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.
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 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 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 does the referee do?
You are now a soccer professional.