Ball Games (Soccer)

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In today’s Physical and Health Education class, we will be learning about Ball Games (Soccer)

Ball Games (Soccer)

By now, many of you ought to have familiarized yourself with the game – soccer. As students who participate in weekly physical activities, some consider soccer as a favorite sport. 

Soccer is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players each, who primarily use their feet to propel a ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. Traditionally, the game has been played over two 45-minute halves, for a total match time of 90 minutes. With an estimated 250 million players active in over 200 countries and territories, it is the world’s most popular sport.

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Each team consists of a maximum of eleven players (excluding substitutes), one of whom must be the goalkeeper. Competition rules may state a minimum number of players required to constitute a team, which is usually seven. Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms, provided they do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal. Though there are a variety of positions in which the outfield (non-goalkeeper) players are strategically placed by a coach, these positions are not defined or required by the Laws.

Kit For Soccer Players

The basic equipment or kit players are required to wear includes a shirt, shorts, socks, footwear and adequate shin guards. An athletic supporter and protective cup is highly recommended for male players by medical experts and professionals.] Headgear is not a required piece of basic equipment, but players today may choose to wear it to protect themselves from head injury. Players are forbidden to wear or use anything that is dangerous to themselves or another player, such as jewelry or watches. The goalkeeper must wear clothing that is easily distinguishable from that worn by the other players and the match officials.

Here are some soccer skills that can help you reach your full potential and achieve success in soccer.

  1. Technique – Ball control, Dribbling skills, Passing accuracy, Body control
  2. Game intelligence – Spatial awareness, Tactical knowledge, Risk assessment
  3. Physical fitness – Endurance, Balance and coordination, Speed, Strength and power
  4. Proper mindset – Compassion, Composure and mental strength, Coachability, Self-motivation

In summary, the objective of a soccer game is to score more goals than the opposing team by moving the ball beyond the goal line into a rectangular-framed goal defended by the opposing team.


What is a soccer game?


Reading Assignment

List the number of players required in a soccer game, and explain the activity of each player. 


Weekend Assignment

List five different soccer teams and five players from each team. 


We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be talking about The Hockey Games.

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