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Soccer Terminology


Terms used in a game of soccer

defenders when the attacking team kicks the ball over the endline
flag players that play on the outside
opponent tripping, pushing, or holding
pass worn by players to distinct themselves from the other team
attackers must be worn to protect the lower leg
ten player on the bench
substitute to put the ball in play from out of bounds on the touchline
inside hiding the ball for an opponent
chip type of illegal play where one is kicking at the ball while on the ground
goal type of kick to score by using you legs over top of you
scissors official in charge of the game
midfielders part of the foot used to pass the ball accurately
free illegal touching of the ball
jersey to get the ball to another player
handball # of yards the defenders must be away from a free kick
cross player from the other team
touchline sideline
foul play the ball from the outside to in front of the goal
throwin type of kick taken after a foul is called
offside when the defending teamkicks the ball over the endline
save players strive to get this
penaltykick goalie kicking the ball
shot players that play in the middle of the field
shinguard type of move to beat an opponent; stepping over the ball
kickoff marks each corner of the field
heading goalie stopping the ball from a shot
possession players that try to prevent goals
laces attempt at goal by an attacker
dribble player runs behind another to create scoring opportunities
cornerkick what is kicked
dummy players that play up front
goalkick offensive player illegally behind the defenders
referee # of seconds the goalie has to release the ball
wall the game is started with a ___________
dangerous part of shoe to used to strike the ball hard
ball taken from 12 yards from goal due to a foul
punt to maintain control of the ball
shielding type of kick to get the ball high in the air
overlap player that protects the goal
wingers type of pass; give and go
goalie playing the ball with the skull
bicycle to move the ball with your feet
six type of move; letting the ball go between your legs off a pass

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