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Soccer Study Guide

Soccer Study Guide Middle School:


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


-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.


Soccer Skills:

When dribbling you should use small controlled kicks keeping the ball in front of you

When passing you should kick the ball with the inside of your foot using a medium kick

When shooting a goal kick the ball with your shoelaces and kick it as hard as you can



-FORWARDS/WINGS:  Offense, can play full field, but focus on offensive end.


-MIDFIELDERS:  Both offense and defense


-DEFENDERS/FULLBACKS:  Defensive focus


-GOALIE:  Defensive, can only use hands inside the box