2 HISTORYMore than 240 million people around the world play soccer todaySoccer started more than 2000 years ago in China. England transitioned soccer to what the British call, “Football,” today.As the sport developed, more rules were implemented. By 1863, the first basic rules were establishedRed and yellow cards were introduced to ensure players obeyed rules, played safe and followed good sportsmanship.A red card results in ejection from game, a yellow card results in a verbal warning
4 HOW TO PLAY There are 11 players including the goalie Play begins with a kickoff by a player. That player is not allowed to touch the ball again until it is touched by another playerPlayers then move the ball down the field by dribbling, passing and kickingPoints are scored by advancing the ball into the opponents goalThe team with the most goals at the end of the game wins
5 SOCCER SAFETYAll players must wear proper athletic shoes and clothing. This includes shin guards, elbow, hip and knee pads and gloves for the goalieSoccer players need to be aware of special surroundingsIt is safer to play with softer balls or balls that are slightly deflated
7 DRIBBLE DRIBBLING VIDEO Moving the ball down the field with short, controlled taps on the ball, keeping ball close to the body, using all parts of the feetDRIBBLING VIDEO
8 Shooting 1. Non-kicking foot next to ball 2. Strike the center of the ball3. Use inside of foot4. Follow through in direction of kick
9 TRAPPING Use inside/outside of foot Bend knees Give with the ball Chest/thigh- absorb impact so ball does not rebound
10 A forward pass made ahead of a moving teammate LEAD PASSA forward pass made ahead of a moving teammate
11 THROW-INThe throw-in is awarded to the opposing team from the one whose player put the ball out of play. Play is restarted by a player throwing the ball over his/her head using both hands together. His/Her feet must remain behind the line and on the ground.
12 Stopping the opposing team from scoring in your goal GOALTENDINGStopping the opposing team from scoring in your goal
13 GOALIEThe player positioned directly in front of the goal who tries to prevent shots from getting into the net behind him/her; the only player allowed to use their hands and arms, though only within the penalty area
14 KICKOFFThe method of starting a game or restarting it after each goal; a player passes the ball forward to a teammate from the center spot.
15 Why Should I Play Soccer? Playing soccer is good for my cardiovascular healthPlaying soccer allows me to play with friendsPlaying soccer stimulates my brainPlaying soccer keeps my muscles strong
16 How Will Soccer Benefit Me In My Life? Playing soccer keeps me at a healthy weightPlaying soccer keeps me from being tiredPlaying soccer is a great way to make friends