Have you ever heard the saying, “have you ever wanted something so much it hurt”? Well, when I say it. I’m talking about literally hurting. Your legs are so sore, it feels like you can’t take another stride, your so out of breath from chasing the ball around, and your so exhausted from last nights practice, your bed seems to be the most attractive thing to you right now. Three hour practices of straight running, push ups, and sit ups has its pros and cons. Even at times when you feel like you need a break, pushing yourself through it is what makes you a better player. I choose to inform you on soccer because I’ve played my whole life, from 5 years old until my senior year in high school, and its something I know about. The three main points in my opinion that are most important when it comes to playing soccer are teamwork, sportsmanship, and dedication.
To start off, I think that teamwork is a big deal in playing soccer because it is a team sport. Not once during the game is it ever an individual game or 1 on 1. The article on how to develop teamwork in soccer by ehow.com states that very few sports teams can exist with a team of individuals playing the game for themselves. After all, you can’t pass the ball to yourself and expect to get around 11 other players all on your own. It always comes down to strategy and how to get around your opponent to score a goal. Passing the ball either forward towards the goal, or behind you to your teammate helps the team spread out to push the ball further up the field. It is never one person’s fault when the other team scores a goal, or does something to get around one of your players because your teammate should always be there to back you up. It’s everyone on the field’s fault because the opponent got around everyone of your players to get to you.
Along with that, sportsmanship is needed to play not only soccer, but any team sport. Wikipedia.com states that a “good sport” means being a good winner as well as being a...
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