The Soccer Field
The soccer field is a rectangle, 100 yards long and 70 yards wide. It’s divided into two halves by the center line and split into three zones: the midfield, where the ball is played most often; the attacking zone (also known as “the opponent”); and the defensive half.
The goals are placed at each end of each half of the pitch – one on each side – with a net between them for touch lines. This means that you’ll need to get used to how far apart your goal posts are from each other when playing at the school or club level!
The clock is a way to keep track of time. It’s used in soccer to keep track of the game, and it’s usually on the field of play. The clock is operated by someone (usually a referee) who watches for infringements on the rules, such as excessive time-wasting or unsportsmanlike conduct by players. It also tells you how much time has elapsed since your last goal!
The referee is the most important person on the field. He has sole authority to make decisions regarding what happens during a match, including when to make substitutions and how long fouls are allowed. The referee can stop games for any reason or no reason at all; this means he has complete control over whether or not you’ll see another goal scored in your lifetime!
The referee also has power over who plays each position, so if your team doesn’t have enough players available for one position (e.g., goalkeeper), then there’s no choice but to take one out of training until they arrive—or even longer if they don’t show up at all!
The ball is made of leather or synthetic material, and it must be spherical. It should also have a circumference of between 70 and 100 cm (28–39 inches). The ball should be white or orange-colored so that you can easily see it on the field.
The first thing to understand about soccer is that it’s played on a field. An American football field, that is. The field is divided into four zones—a goal line, three midfield lines, and an end line (the area where your team scores). Each of these zones corresponds to a position in soccer: a goalkeeper; defenders; midfielders (midfielders are also known as forwards); and strikers (also known as attackers).
Goalkeepers are the last line of defense. They can only use their hands to touch the ball and throw it to teammates, so they need to be able to make some great saves!
Goalkeepers are also essential for running out of balls on defense, especially in high-pressure situations when you’re trying not to let another team score. Good goalkeepers have good reflexes, which means that if something goes wrong with a pass or shot attempt from one side of the field (let’s say your own), then he’ll catch it before anyone else does!
A defender is a player who plays on the side of the field that does not attack. They are often referred to as defenders but can be referred to as midfielders or even forwards if their skillset allows them to play in more than one position.
As defenders, you will be responsible for stopping other teams from scoring goals against you and protecting your own goal at all costs! The job of a defender involves many different skills including passing accuracy and dribbling ability; however, there are also specific things that make up a good defensive player such as tackling ability and heading accuracy.
The forward is the player who is most likely to score. The forward usually takes the shot, but it’s not always their job. They can also pass or receive a pass from other players and then shoot, dribble downfield and make plays for others like a midfielder does in soccer.
The center forward is responsible for adding goals as well as taking them; he’ll often have more responsibility than his teammates because he has more room to operate since he isn’t surrounded by defenders all day long like midfielders are (see how I just used “he” plural?). This means that if any one thing goes wrong during play—whether it’s something an opponent does or just bad luck—the center forward doesn’t want anyone else on his team to suffer too much because they’ll lose faith in him too quickly!
A midfielder is a player who links the defense and attack. They are usually the most creative players on the field and can make a difference in games. Midfielders are usually good at passing, dribbling, and shooting.
Midfielders need to be able to anticipate plays well so they know where their teammates are going before they actually do it. This allows them to pass accurately or make runs into space where there isn’t much cover behind them; if he doesn’t know what’s coming next he won’t be able to react quickly enough! They also need speed because they will often be running towards a goal with only one defender between him/and victory!