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Attention All Freshmen!! 

Here are the notes for your Soccer Quiz!!

Good Luck!!

Dates for Quiz

C (2,3) - 5/22/19

D (3,4) - 5/23/19

D (5,6) - 5/29/19

F (2,5) - 6/5/19


Soccer Rules

Teams:   Each team has 11 players.  In our classes, we play with only 8 because our field is smaller.

Scoring:  A goal (one point) is scored when the whole ball passes through the goal.

Kick-off:   The ball is placed in the center of the field and kicked by one player into her opponent's half of the field.  The kicker may not play the ball again on the kick-off until it has been played by another player.  We use a kick-off at the beginning of the game, the start of half-time, and after every goal is scored.

Throw-In:  After the ball has crossed the side line, it is put back into play by a throw-in.

Direct Free Kick:  A goal can be scored directly from a direct kick.  Offenses warranting a direct free kick include: 

     1)  Touching the ball with your hands or arms except by the goalie.

     2)  Personal fouls (holding, pushing, striking, kicking, tripping, or kneeing an opponent.)

Indirect Free Kick:  A goal cannot be scored directly from an indirect free kick.  The ball must be played by another player other than the kicker before passing the goal.  Offenses warranting an indirect free kick include:

     1)  Technical offenses - illegal kick-off, throw-in, free kick, corner kick, goal kick.

Goal Kick:  When it passes over the goal line, but not through the goal, and was last touched by a player of the attacking team, the defending team takes a goal kick.  The goalie takes the goal kick by placing it on the ground in front of the goal.

Corner Kick:  When the ball passes over the goal line, but not through the goal, and was last touched by a player of the defending team, the attacking team is awarded a corner kick.  A goal can be scored directly from a corner kick.


Soccer Formation & Positions

Forwards:  The forwards are strictly offensive players.  The forwards main job is to score goals.

Half-backs (Mid-fielders):  Halfbacks or mid-fielders play both offense and defense depending on the location of the ball.  There are three halfbacks; a right half-back, a left half-back, and a center.  These players are really good at dribbling and passing.

Full-backs:  Fullbacks are strictly defensive players.  They help the goalie in protecting the goal and preventing the opponents from getting too close to the goal.  They are really good at stealing the ball and kicking the ball away from their opponent and goal area.  

Sweeper:  The sweeper is the last line of the defense before the goalie.  The sweeper helps the goalie protect the goal, by keeping the ball away from the goal area.

Goalie:  The goalie, is the last line of defense and may play the ball with her feet or hands.


Dribbling:  Dribbling is the skill you use to advance the ball up the field by yourself.  It is a series of taps using the inside, outside or shoelace part of your foot to control the ball while running.  You should NEVER kick the ball hard or kick the ball with your big toe.  You should try to keep your eyes up and keep the ball a few inches in front of your body.

Passing:  Passing the ball to a teammate is important in soccer to advance the ball up the field and to score goals.  When you pass the ball, you should step right next to the ball.  With the other leg, you should kick through the center of the ball.  Your foot should be locked, with your knee turned out, and should follow through to your target.  The foot that steps next to the ball and your chest should always be facing your target.  You can pass with the inside, outside or shoelace part of your foot. If you want to make a long, hard kick, you should use your shoelaces.  *Sometimes, you may want to pass the ball backward to a teammate in order to make a better play on the field.

Trapping:  Trapping is when you use your body to stop the ball.  Once you have trapped it, you can then dribble, pass or shoot.  You can use your foot, thigh or chest to trap the ball.  If you use your foot, you should use the inside of your foot and absorb the ball by bringing your foot back.  If you use your thigh, you should contact the ball with the inside of your thigh and again absorb the ball by bringing your leg back.  DO NOT hit the ball with your knee or else the ball will fly away from you.  If you use your chest to trap the ball. you should use the flat part of your upper chest.  You want to absorb the ball by bending your knees and leaning back.

Shooting:  Shooting is very similar to passing the ball.  If you want a more powerful kick, you should use your shoelaces, NEVER your big toe!  You should aim to where the goalie isn't covering.  If you want the ball to lift off the ground, you should contact the ball toward the bottom.  ***Goalie - If a goalie makes a save, they can punt, throw or roll the ball to put it back into play.


Welcome to Square Dancing!!!

****If you click on the links section of this website, you will find the music for each dance.  (If you would like to practice or listen at home)

Information for Test


4 couples in a square.

The person across from you is your opposite.

The boy who stands on the girls left and the girl who stands on the boy's right are partners.

The boy who stands on the girls right and the girl who stands on the boy's left are corners.

Couple 1 - back to music box

Couple 2 - is to the right of couple 1.

Couple 3 - is to the right of couple 2 and across from couple 1.

Couple 4 - is to the right of couple 3 and across from couple 2.

Head Couples are couples 1 & 3.

Side Couples are couples 2 & 4.



Honoring - Gentleman Bow, Ladies Curtsy

Swing - Link right elbows and skip around each other back to your spot.

Do-Si-Do - Face your partner.  Cross arms by bending your elbows and bring them up to chest level.  Passing right shoulders perform a box step around your partner and go back to your spot.

Promenade - Hold right hands with your partner and hold left hands under the right hands.  Together, you will skip around the square and visit the homes of all the other couples until you end up back at your home position.

Grand Right and Left (Yankee Doodle, Duck for the Oyster, and Darling Nellie Grey) - Face your partner and shake right hands, pull passed your partner and reach with your left hand the next person's left hand.  Pull passed that person on the left side, and reach out to the next person with your right hand.  Continue alternating right and left hands until your reach your partner.  This motion should appear as if you are "swimming".

Alemande Left (Duck for the Oyster and Darling Nellie Grey) - Face your corner and grab left hands.  Walk around each other until you end up back to your spot.

Star (Yankee Doodle) - One couple will be visiting another couple.  Both couples put their right hand into the center to form the "star".  Together they will walk/skip in clockwise direction.  When the caller says, "back by the left", the couples will switch arms and put their left hand into the center, and walk/skip in a counter-clockwise direction.

Circle (Heads & Sides, Do-Si-D0 & Swing, 2 Head Ladies, Around the Outside and Swing, Duck for the Oyster, Darling Nellie Grey) - Either performed with the whole square or couples.  All join hands to form a circle.  This group will skip in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction depending on the call.  They must keep a circle formation.

All into the center (Two heads Ladies,  Around the Outside & Swing)- This move is performed with the whole square.  All join hands to form a circle.  All walk into the center with arms raised up above the head.  Drop hands and walk back out.  Usually performed 2x.


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