Basic Soccer Rules And Field Size For Beginners

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Basic soccer rules and field size for beginners in U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12 groups of youth soccer.

Field size and rules for soccer can be changed for the age of the group playing the game. The amount of

players on the field and the dimensions can be made much smaller to fit the size of the players.

Many AYSO programs and other youth programs make their own goal size and whether goalies

will play or just field players to give each child the chance to kick the ball as much as possible during

a game. Many web sites talk about regulation size soccer fields, but any organization can reduce the

field size and goal size as they wish. The ball size is also important per ability / age of the player, size 3

and size 4 are popular for U11 and younger. Size 5 soccer balls are encouraged around U10 to U12

age groups. Rules of the game can vary from each age group, the offsides rule can be one altered for

not slowing down the action, most u9 groups and below don’t use it. Throw in rule can also be changed

to a kick in rule for side line / touch line to make it easier for U8 and younger player to put the ball back

into play. As the player get U13 and older the rules get more into Jr. High / High School rule level

and most groups abide by them. All and all, soccer rules are pretty simple, to this day offsides seems

to be in discussion on how ref’s call it. Here are some good video’s on basic soccer rules and field size

for beginners in U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12 groups of youth soccer. Here is a neat link for soccer rules for dummies.


Faster Passing And Moving Drills U10, U11, U12, U13, U15 Players

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Faster Passing And Moving Drills U10, U11, U12, U13, U15 Players. One touch passing and

moving without the ball are so important in good winning soccer. Teaching the speed of the

game in drill situations is to be focused on, to make faster player reactions. Aggressive receiving

of the ball and moving toward the pass to keep opponents for taking away the ball is critical in building

solid possession soccer. As a rule, the team with them most time of possession wins the game.

Turning and moving with and without the ball is the drills purpose. Don’t hold the ball too long and don’t

stand flat-footed, always be on the balls for our feet moving to an open position to receive an open

passing lane. Move to space and be where your team-mate can see you or hear you communicating.

One touch play is so important to keep a defense from getting set up to defend your teams attack. Look

to set up your team-mates best chance to play a better angle. Look to learn how to lay off a pass to a player for a shot on goal. [Read more…]

Top State High School Championship Teams In CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, OH, And WI in 2012

St Xavier Soccer KY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top State High School Championship Teams In CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, OH, And WI in 2012.

St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J. ended their undefeated season with an 18-0 record, and a number

one national ranking for all hs boys soccer teams across the country. Jesuit HS in Carmichael CA

followed in the number 2 position in national rankings with a great 27-1 record in 2012. Ranked number

3 was 25-0 Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point NC with an undefeated season and 3A state

title. National ranked 4th was St. Xavier in KY,with 27-0 record. Number 5 was Arlington NY with 22-1

and Marquette University High School in Wisc. came in #6 with 23-1. The 7th ranked team Peoria Notre

Dame HS in Peoria IL had a great season closing out with 22 wins and only 2 loses. Number 8,9,10

came from Gonzaga in DC, Liberty HS in Ohio, and Martin Luther King Jr. in New York all had fantastic

2012 fall seasons and state titles. Congrads to the top 10 and all the state champions from 2012,

Warren HS in Gurnee IL, Green Hope in NC, and Tech HS in Henderson NV. [Read more…]

Best Soccer Drills U12, U13, U14, U15 For Faster Soccer Skills

 

 

 

 

 

Best Soccer Drills U12, U13, U14, U15 For Faster Soccer Skills

Some of the best soccer drills for faster skill development can be worked on in the off season anytime.

Working on single person and two person drills can be practiced without large team group. Work

these drills everyday and your mastery will come after years of pushing the speed in which you can do

these soccer basics. Starting with juggling and small touches of the ball in dribbling movements, the

more you learn how to cut the ball the better. Using both the inside and out side parts of each foot,

as you make quick changes of the ball direction, you will always keep defenders off balance. No look

passing or Fake Look passing is one of the best ways to keep defenders guessing where you are

passing to your teammates, as games get higher and higher in competition level. 5 simple soccer drills

below will help your everyday development of good soccer basics skills. [Read more…]

Top College Soccer Teams Undefeated In 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top college soccer teams undefeated in 2012, some only 1 and 2 losses going into the NCAA tourney.

Here Are Some Undefeated NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer Teams As Of Oct. 3rd 2012, looking to

go far in the tournament in November. Maryland Terps lead the pack with a record of 8-0-1 so far

in 2012 fall competition. Following them are the U Conn Huskies with a 9-0-1 record on the line.

At 10-0-1 Georgetown Hoyas are putting on a show in Washington DC and can’t wait for that top spot.

Marquette and UC-Santa Barbara also have 10-0 and 7-0 records as the month of October gets rolling.

College soccer is growing across the nation, get out and check your local Division1,2,or 3 match’s going on now. [Read more…]

High School Soccer And USA Olympians In The Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Soccer Programs And USA Olympians In Your Community, you might be surprised.

Quincy Illinois has one of the best high school boys soccer programs in the nation. Many college

and pro players come out of these great soccer programs across the US, and Jurupa Hills in CA is one

of the up and coming girls/boys soccer programs. Some USA Olympians are seeking out these

programs to train with in the off season. Heather Mitts from TEAM USA has met up with the Chaminade

HS Boys soccer team to push her conditioning in the off season. Other USA Team Olympians like

Brandi Chastain are giving back to their communities with youth soccer programs to show support for soccer players in all age groups.

Great to see high school soccer and USA Olympians in the community coming together..

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Everyday Soccer Drills Both Indoor And Outdoor Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triangle passing drills are one of the main formats for successful training for game play.

Also learning how to receive the ball and trap it under your control is so important to work on.

Even working around the house and using your family members to set up an obstacle course,

can keep drilling on soccer techniques and keeping it fresh n fun. If you want to try some higher level

with shooting and passing, try learning the bicycle kick. This might come in handy 1 in 100 games. [Read more…]

Wall Passing, Dribbling, And Shooting Drills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall passing and though balls help the offensive minded player get into these drills, because they end

with a shot on goal. All good teams work on triangle passing and setting up the defense to open up for

a chance on goal. Here are some dribbling drills using cones, and games / relays that keeping the drills

competitive also fun. If by yourself, then find a solid wall and practice kicking with tempo plus angle changes. [Read more…]

Soccer Fitness Ideas And Passing Drills For Soccer Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six person passing drill with a lot of movement to help with soccer fitness. Keep the players

moving and being creative not stopping the ball rolling if you can push your players. Use a

box area to keep the players in a confined area and force the players to create space to open

passing lanes. Work in one defender then two and three to really push the offense creativity.

Another fitness passing drill includes shooting on goal keeping the players moving at all times.

These soccer drills can be used from U10 up to U19, great drills to keep the players fitness levels up. [Read more…]

Top 10 Under 18 Scoring Champs And Top 5 Winningest Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Winningest Soccer Coaches, Terry Michler tops the list with 845 wins from 1972 to 2011.

Miller Bugliari and Gene Chyzowych both have over 746 wins, and both have success New Jersey

soccer teams. Greg Vitello and Vince Drake had over 716 wins and with Terry Michler had successful

St. Louis MO programs. Many of these coaches have had great young soccer players and have helped

them in U18 programs. Here is a list of some the hottest goals scores in the U18 category in some of

soccer’s best programs. The top 10 U18 goal scorers are in order Caleb Clarke, John Chronopoulos,

Christian Duarte, Daniel Garcia, Danny Jensen, Jake Freeman, T.J. Casner, Brandon Allen,

Mac Steeves, and Joey Calistri. See below some of these top young goal scorers. [Read more…]