Introduction To Soccer By: Michele Redman Health & Exercise Science Rowan University
Information on Soccer • Origin was in China in 2600 BC • First played game was in England in 1863 • In Europe it is called football • Soccer is very popular in Europe • FIFA World Cup is held every four years
Key Terms • Dribbling– Moving the ball up field with feet. • Shooting– Kicking the ball in to the opposing goal. • Throw in – A way to put the ball back in play. • Pass- Advancing the ball by kicking to another teammate. • Corner Kick- Restarts game for offensive team when ball goes out on end line. • Goal kick- Restarts game for defensive team when ball goes out on end line.
Positions • Forwards- Right, left, center • Midfielders- Right, left, center • Fullbacks- Right, left • Stopper • Sweeper • Goalie
Rules • Goalie is only player permitted to use hands. • Throw-ins restart game on sideline • Corner kicks/goal kicks restart game on end line. • Two Touch Rule- Player can’t touch ball twice in a row when putting ball back in play. Hand Ball
Rules Continued • Off Sides- Offensive player can’t be ahead of ball and involved in play unless defender is between them and goalie. • If foul is committed free kick is awarded. Direct Kick- Player can shoot on goal. Indirect Kick- A player has to touch ball before a shot can be taken.
Soccer Equipment • Soccer Balls • Cleats • Shin guards • Corner Flags • Goals • Uniforms
Soccer Skills • Dribbling • Passing • Shooting • Moves • Throw ins
Drills • Shooting Drills • Passing Drills • Dribbling Drills • Defensive Drills
Activities that we will play • Dribbling relays • Shooting games • Full & Half Field games
Assessment • How many players on field at one time? • Name the skills of the game? • Name all eleven positions? • Name three rules of the game? • Who founded the game? • What is the necessary equipment for the game?