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Soccer Study Guide

Soccer Study Guide:


1. Soccer game rules:

-Kick-off: Game is started with a kick off. Kick off also done after a goal is scored. Takes place in middle of field, a member of team kicks to a teammate.

- Throw-in: If a team kicks the ball out of bounds along the sideline the ball is thrown in by other the team

- Off-sides (must have ball or 2 opponents between you and goal)

-Direct free kick: penalty for personal fouls (pushing, shoving, etc.), hand-ball, illegally charging goalkeeper, and goalie using hands outside penalty area. Goal can be scored off of a direct free kick

-Indirect kick: penalty for off-sides, or goalie takes more than 4 steps with the ball.

Ball must contact another player before goal can be scored.

-Goal kick:  taken when offense hits the ball over the end-line.

-Corner kick:  taken when the defense kicks the ball over the end-line.

-Penalty kick:  taken 12 yards out on penalty line, one on one, when a defensive player commits a foul inside the penalty box.



-FORWARDS:  Offense, can play full field, but should stay on offensive end.

-MIDFIELDERS:  Both offense and defense, need to hustle

-DEFENDERS/FULLBACKS:  Defensive only, stays on defensive half of field.

-GOALIE:  Defensive, can only use hands in the penalty box