Terms in this set (27)
A defensive skill used to gain possession of the ball; the player uses the inside of the foot to block the ball away from an opponent.
When a player uses his chest to slow down and control a ball in the air.
The act of moving the ball out of the vicinity of one's own goal area by throwing (goalkeeper only) or kicking it (generally up the sideline).
A method of putting the ball into play after it has crossed the end line and was last touched by a member of the defending team.
A term meaning to draw your mark away from your teammates or away from the area that you want open. The most obvious use of this is to draw defenders out of the box on set plays (i.e. corner kicks) so that a player on your team can use that space to receive, shoot or head the ball
"Cross" or crossing pass
a kick into the middle of the goal box, a pass from an attacking player near the sideline to a teammate in the middle or opposite side of the field; used to give the teammate a good scoring opportunity. A pass in which the ball is kicked from one side of the field to the other side.
when a player attempts a play that the referee considers dangerous to that player or others. Play that is likely to cause injury. Examples are high kicking, playing while lying on the ground if a defender is also playing the ball, or playing the ball while it is in the possession of the goalkeeper.
A situation that occurs when the ball is not in play when on the field, which is usually on free kicks, corner kicks, penalty kicks, and throw-ins.
Also called fullback. A player who functions primarily in the defensive third of the field and whose major role is to repel attacks on the goal by the opposing team.
A team's attempt to keep the opposing team from scoring. The team without possession of the ball.
Basic skill of advancing and controlling the ball close to your feet while running. Rapid dribbling is known as speed dribbling.
a player's use of the bottom or sides of his shoe to control a rolling or low-bouncing ball.
A kick awarded to a player after an opponent commits a foul. The ball is set at the spot of the foul and the player kicks it without any opposing players within 10 yards of the ball. Also see direct free kick and indirect free kick.
A rules violation. In response to a foul, a referee calls for either a direct free kick or an indirect free kick.
Kick made from inside the goal area away from the goal. A goal kick is awarded to the defending team when a ball crosses the goal line that was last touched by a player on the attacking team.
This term means deliberate handling of a ball by a player other than the goal-keeper in the Penalty Area. This is considered as a deliberate action by the player and is penalized normally if there is movement of the hand towards the ball. This is the opposite of Ball-to-Hand which means a movement of the ball into the player's hand, which is not deliberate. That action requires no penalty but not many referees can distinguish this!.
the method of starting a game or restarting it after each goal; a player passes the ball forward to a teammate from the center spot. The ball must move into the opponent's half of the field. The player kicking off must not play the ball again until another player has played it. Opponents must be at least 10 yards away from the ball in their own half of the field when the kick off is taken.
A violation of the rules that can lead to a penalty kick and the offending player receiving a red or yellow card.
a kick taken from the penalty spot by a player against the opposing goalie without any players closer than 10 yards away normally awarded for the most severe rule violations and those committed by the defense within its own penalty area.
What the referee holds up to signal a player's ejection from the game. The offending player's team must play the rest of the game shorthanded (unless a player from the other team also is ejected). Red cards usually are given for unsportsmanlike conduct, violent play or multiple yellow cards (two yellow card violations earn the player a red card).
To legally take the ball away from an opposing player.
A defensive tactic using the foot to take the ball away from an opponent.
A method of restarting play after the ball has traveled outside the touchline. The ball must be held with two hands and released directly over the head while both feet are touching the ground.
when a player uses his body to slow down and control a moving ball, most often using his chest, thighs or feet. Trap can also be the command yelled for an offside trap by the defense.
When a player loses possession of the ball to an opposing player.
Dangerous, aggressive behavior on the soccer field. Results in a red card and removal from the game.
a warning card issued by the referee for repeated or blatant fouls or abusive language. Anyone receiving two yellow cards in a single match is automatically ejected for the game and his team must play the remainder of the game shorthanded. They may not substitute for an ejected player.