The Game, Soccer

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Introduction…………………………………………………………………..3 History of the Activity……………………………………..4 Nature of the Activity………………………………………..4 Playing Area…………………………………………………………………..5 Physical Conditioning…………………………………………..6 Practice Drills…………………………………………………………..6 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………....7

Introduction

Soccer is the worlds most popular sport. It is the national sport of most European and Latin-American countries, and of many other nations. Millions of people in more than 140 countries play soccer. The World Cup is held every four years. Soccer is one of the most famous international sports. Soccer is known world wide and is played in the Olympics.

In a soccer game there are two teams of 11 players who try to score a point by kicking a ball into the opponents net. Soccer is played on a rectangular field with a net on each short side of the field. All players must hit the ball with their feet or body and only the goalie is allowed to touch the ball with his/her hands. There are many things you can do to condition yourself to play. ...

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.... Most children don’t think of soccer as work and often enjoy playing soccer. Adults also sometimes find soccer fun and even some adults have careers in the area as a professional soccer player.

Soccer is very valuable in obtaining "life long" fitness. Soccer can be a very demanding sport. Soccer can improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as strength and flexibility. All the physical conditioning and practice drills are very important in keeping fit. Soccer players are able to be healthy and strong because of the physical involvement.
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