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The Best Soccer Ball Sizes for All Ages (Includes Chart)

There’s nothing worse than playing with a soccer ball that’s the wrong size, falling apart, or isn’t inflated correctly (either over or under inflated). Okay, maybe there’s a lot worse than that… (parents who scream out instructions from the sidelines springs to mind) But incorrect soccer ball sizes are still annoying, right? Using a ball that’s the correct size […]

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Soccer Goalie Rules: Everything a Keeper Needs to Know

The goalkeeper fills a very unique position on the pitch. As such, there are specific soccer goalie rules that all keepers must follow. The biggest difference is they’re allowed to use their hands. But not everywhere… Keepers need to know when and where they can pick up the soccer ball to prevent them from accidentally giving away a penalty […]

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The 17 Soccer Rules Explained (Laws of the Game)

Whether you’re playing, coaching, or just watching from the sidelines… You need to understand the basic soccer rules to know what’s going on throughout a match. And fortunately, the rules of soccer are quite simple! There are 17 fundamental “Laws of the Game” which I’ll discuss below. By the time you finish this blog post, you’ll understand what a […]

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