October 23, 2008
By aaron stclair, Kalamazoo, MI

I think soccer is a really fun sport. It involves a lot of running. You have to be inn good shape to play soccer. There is indoor soccer and outdoor soccer. They both have different rules and some rules that are the same. The biggest difference in the rules is outdoor soccer doesn’t have off sides. Off sides is when you are past the other teams’ defense. Also in indoor soccer there is no out of bounds. For the ball to be out of bounds the ball has to hit the ceiling.

To play soccer you have to be in good shape. It involves a lot of running. It’s a lot of stop and go running. You don’t run constantly. You also have to have good reflexes. If you have slow reflexes you might miss the ball. Mainly only goalies need fast reflexes. You have to be fast, you need speed. Midfield has to run the whole field. They have to be fast so they can get to the other end to help the forwards.

You also have to be a good leader, even if you are not the captain. You have to be able to pick up your team members when they are down. When they miss a shot or your goalie misses the ball. You have to tell them “nice try, you will get them next time.” encourage them when they make a mistake. When your team is down you can’t play good. If one person is down it affects the whole team.

You have to have good intuition. You have to be able to pick up on the other teams’ body language. Body language shows you where they are going to kick the ball. If you can’t read body language you won’t be able to tell where the ball is going to go.

To be a good soccer player you have to be in good shape, you need to be a good team leader, and you have to have good intuition. You have to dedicate your self to playing. It takes time to get good. It doesn’t just happen over night. You need practice. Just remember all of these things and you will become a good soccer player.

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soccer rocks said...
on Mar. 4 2009 at 6:02 am
how do you keep the ball close to yourself? I have a hard time keeping it close to me!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Andrea

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