Soccer is an interesting sport. It has been international for years. Tons of people play it from all over the world. After learning a few things about soccer you will see why so many people play it. Read on to find out more about this popular sport and the equipment, surroundings,rules, and objectives you need to know to play or understand soccer.
Soccer cleats are one of the main pieces of equipment you need.
For soccer you need different equipment Some different pieces of equipment are shin-guards, cleats, and a water bottle. Shin-guards protect your shins from getting hurt. They are like a helmet for your shins. If you get kicked in your shins you could get hurt really badly! Another piece of equipment are your cleats. Your cleats help you to run in the mud. The studs on the bottom of the cleats help with traction. There are many types of cleats that fit for you. There are socks built into some cleats and different textures on your cleats that help you grip the ball. There are even turf or indoor cleats. The last piece of equipment is your water bottle. You need to keep a water bottle with you so that you can stay hydrated.This will be helpful after a long game or practice. When you get dehydrated you can get really bad headaches that feels like your head is going to explode!
This soccer coach is coaching a team.
Rules + Objectives
In soccer there are rules and objectives. The game is confusing at first but after you get used to it you will find it more fun and easy. Lets say if the ball goes out of bounds it is the other team's throw in. During a throw in you have to have both of you feet on the ground at the edge of the side line and you have to use both hands and they have to go over your head.Though if the other team kicks it out on the goal line then its your ball. If they kick it out on your goal line it is a goal kick, if they kick it out on their goal line than its a corner kick you take a kick on the corner of the field.Whenever some one pushes someone to the ground it a penalty kick. A penalty kick is a free kick from where you fell. If you trip and get hurt the game stops and you can go to the bench. Then there is a drop ball a drop ball is when a ball is dropped in between two players and the game has started. After every goal you restart from the middle and keep playing. Then there is the offside rule if you receive a pass behind the defender. You don't want to make that mistake or else the other team will get a free kick. The main objective is to score more goals than the other team before time is up.
This soccer team is huddling together.
When you play soccer you need to be aware of your surroundings. On the soccer field the goal size depends on your age. If you are in U-6 than the goals are small. U-6 is 6 year old's and 7. U-8 is 8 year old's and the goals stay the same size. If you're in U-10 than you have bigger nets pretty big compared to the U-8 nets the nets get bigger and bigger on and on. On the field there is also midfield line, a goalie box, and a side line. The goalie box is were the goalie can use her hands to stop the ball. If she is out of the box she cant use her hands. The midfield line is were you start after every goal. The sideline is the out of bounds line. If the ball goes across that line than you take a throw in.
As you can see soccer is a fun sport that is pretty easy. Now you have learned a little about soccer you can understand it and know what its all about. The rules/objectives, surroundings, and equipment are the main things you need to know. Will you ever play soccer?