How To Begin Playing Soccer
Soccer is easy to play once you learn all the rules. There are eleven players ( in a normal team) To begin, players from each team take their official starting positions. Before anyone touches the ball, there is a coin toss to see you will get to kick-off. The referee will toss the coin in the air and one person (a representative for the team) would call out either heads or tails. Whoever calls the side it lands on, can do two things. They can choose the side they will defend first, or they can kick-off first. After this is decided, the representatives will return to their starting position. The team that will kick-off first will stand at the midfield line, and the opposing team will stand at the edges of the main circle. When the referee blows the whistle the team that kicks-off can pass or make a big kick; however, he or she can not dribble the ball. Once the kick-off is done, the other team can close in and steal the ball or do any other legal moves. The game will go on for a previously set amount of time. The time is usually four, fifteen minute periods or two, thirty minute periods. Two, thirty minute periods are used in offical games, but minor leagues may use suitable time periods for the age group and skill level.Whenever the referee blows the whistle, all people immediately stop playing. If a player from either team is injured, all the players sit on one knee until that player is taken off the feild. When the player is being taken off the field, all the players stand and applaud, for respect. The winning team is the team that has scored the most goals when the game is over.
For indoor soccer, use the below site to get all the rules and a diagram for the field.