The Game of Soccer Roberto Gigliotti A Physical Education lesson designed for High School students
soccer • The game of soccer is very simple. • The object of the game is put the ball in the other team’s goal.
The Basic Rules • The length of the field must be at least 100 yards and 130 yards at the most. • The width of the field must be at least 50 yards and no wider than 100 yards • Only 11 players are allowed to play on the field at one time • The players can use any part of the body to hit the ball except for their hands.
The Basic Rules • The goalie is the only player on the field allowed to his hands. • There are boundary lines. When the ball leaves these boundary lines, one player from the opposing team must throw the ball back into play. • A throw-in only takes place when the ball goes out of bounds, this is the only time a player can use his hands other than the goalie Click to go back to the review questions
Positions • Goal Keeper-the goal keeper’s job is to keep the ball from entering the goal • Defender-his job is to defend the goal and keep the ball on the other side of the field
Positions • Midfielder-the job of the midfielder is to control the flow of the game • Forward-the forward’s job is to score on the opposing team
More about soccer • Click on this button to get a more in depth look at the world of soccer.
Equipment • Shin guards • Cletes • Shorts • Jersey(long sleeve or short) • Knee high socks(used to cover the shin guard)
What is the World Cup? • It is the largest soccer tournament in the world. • It is played every four years • Only 32 of the best teams play in the tournament
Print a copy of this page or write on a sheet of paper Review Questions Click to review info in slide show
Work Cited • www.fifa.com • Thomson, William Teaching Soccer. Burgess Publishing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1980 • Dochery, Tommy The ABC of Soccer Sense. Arco Publishing Company,Inc. New York 1978