Soccer is the most played sport worldwide, many people love it and I’m one of them, it is my favorite sport because you can improve your skills with your feet, and get a lot of exercise. By writing this essay, I hope that I can provide more information about the sport and maybe convert the people who dislike the sport into fans. I have heard from some people that soccer is a boring sport, but the truth is, it’s a very interesting sport with a lot of excitement in it.
When playing soccer, ball control is critical, you need possession of the ball in order to keep it away from the other team players, and at times, it can be fun because if you have possession of the ball most of the game, your chances of winning is higher. In a soccer game, there is goal kicks, corner kicks, penalty kicks, penalty shots, and, throw-inn’s. A goal kick happens when a shot has missed the net, and you get a free kick in front of the goal.
A corner kick is when the ball goes out of bounds between the goal post and the corner, the last person that touched it has to be on the team that is defending the goal. A throw-in is when the ball goes out on either side of the vertical field lines. Some people think that you don’t get exercise from soccer; the fact is that all positions do get exercise some get more than the others. When you play defense, you have to be focused where the ball goes and help your goalie out so no goals can be scored on him.
Another position that people run a lot is mid-fielders. They have to play offence and they have to play defense, so they are running back and forth constantly to help on defense, and to help on offence. Another position that runs a lot is the offence they have to break thru the defence and secure a goal to make their team win. In some countries soccer is not a popular game, they think that soccer is a bunch of people chasing a ball to score a goal; maybe they think that because they have never played or watched the sport.
In addition, soccer players need skills in order to play the sport, because they don’t just chase a ball around a field. If you play soccer, you have to practice in order to win, just like any other sport. When playing a game, you need to do moves that you have practiced, to get past the other teams defense and score a goal, and you also have to teach yourself mentally to think before you react. If you have the ball, you an’t just kick it randomly and hope to score, you have to think of your other teammates and work with them to get the ball up the field.
Another part of soccer that is very critical is passing. You have to pass the ball and develop new techniques and ways to control how the game is played. The last part is that you need to be fit in order to play soccer, because you are constantly on the field, and you don’t get a lot of breaks, because the game never really stops except for halftime and when a foul is called or if you are waiting for the ball to come.
When you’re on defense, and playing a good team, you can be running around a ton, and you get tired really easily, especially when someone is on a breakaway, you will have to sprint down the field to try to stop them. If you play soccer a lot over a long time, you will develop good leg strength. Exercise is critical to the human body, and you will get a whole bunch of it by playing soccer. I hope this essay encourages parents to in-role their kids to play soccer because it’s an amazing game.