One of the most satisfying and impressive things to do in soccer is to score a hat-trick. Something that most players never manage to achieve throughout their professional careers. Due to its difficulty and the rarity at which it occurs, players are rightfully lauded and praised when they achieve the phenomenal feat. But what is a hat-trick in […]Continue reading
One of the key rules in soccer that sets it apart from other sports is the fact that you are not allowed to touch the ball with your hands.Unless you are the keeper, of course!In recent years, however, the understanding and interpretation of just what exactly is a handball has come under scrutiny following the […]Continue reading
When a player commits a foul out on the soccer pitch, the opposing team is awarded a free kick.
This can either be a direct free kick or an indirect free kick, depending on the infraction.
As a player and coach, it’s important to know the difference between the two as this determines how you line up to both defend and attack each type of free kick.
Let’s first take a look to see when each kind is awarded before seeing how play resumes from both a direct free kick and an indirect free kick in soccer.Continue reading
Each sport has a set of terminology for you to get used to and this is also true of soccer. Whether you’re watching soccer on the TV, taking part in a training session, or reading all of the latest news, there are many soccer terms you must become familiar with. Here is a (big) list of some […]Continue reading