Hello! This is the seventh linkup post! This will be easy because of my subject, my love for soccer! I’ve played it since I was three and I just love it. I really enjoyed writing this post!
First, let’s cover some of the things I like about soccer. I like having competition, because in my opinion without any competition there is no fun. Meeting new people, making new friends, and the tournaments are all things I really enjoy. I love tournaments because you can figure out which team is usually in the finals! I love the challenge of making a goal, weaving my way through the defense and getting past them to score. You get the first kick off, and score first kick. I also love winning the tournament, I’ve won almost every year, except last year. It’s very exciting to watch the goalie. Sometimes, the goalie on my team catches a ball that is almost impossible to catch, and the crowd goes crazy!
Some of the few thing I dislike are, when one of my team mates takes the ball from you and tries to score a goal. I also dislike it when, you lose the coin toss, and the other team chooses the side with the sun in your eyes. Of course, we all hate it when the other team scores a goal, and you don’t have any. Believe it or not, I even dislike the game being too easy, which happened once on our last match, last year. Another thing that is irritating is that last year there was a team called “Navy Blue”, and they were great, they won against almost everyone. We tied once, and won once against them. We went against them about five times. But I didn’t like how they auto-won the tournament because they already had enough points, I didn’t even know there were points until last year.
But for you to understand points, you’ll need to know a bit about the rules, although anyone who plays it knows them. The first rule is deciding who starts with the ball, which is settled by a coin toss whoever wins gets to pick their side. They kick the ball when the referee blows his whistle. Then the team with the ball kicks and they try to make their way to their opponent’s goal. There are three types of players on the field at once. Offense, which tries to take the ball and get it in the other teams goal. Defense, who try to defend the goal. And then goalie, who is the last line of defense, he can pick the ball up with his hands, but offense and defense can’t. There are white lines that mark the boundaries for the field, and the defense box. There is also a line marking the goal. When someone kicks the ball out of the boundaries, the other team gets to throw the ball in. But, the same person who throws it in can’t kick the ball until another player on either team touches it. You can’t jump while throwing the ball in. There is half time and over time. Halftime, which is a mid-game break, is signaled by two blows of the whistle. Three blows indicate the end of game. The referee will tell when there is overtime. Overtime is when you must continue the game even though the countdown has already ended, but it’s only put into use during the tournaments.
Finally, I’ll tell you the exciting story of how we defeated the Mint Team! I had to get to the soccer field early that day, because my big brothers had a game going on. So I watched their game for about forty minutes, then went over and practiced with the other members of my team . We tried to make a strategy which worked in practice but didn’t work in the real game. The strategy was I did the kick off’s (Which are like throw in’s but you kick the ball) and someone else would kick it in the goal. Then when the game started we were on the side which the sun was facing toward and that was when we only got one goal. But when half time came and the sun wasn’t in our eyes we scored all of the goals. I scored three of them and the other five of them my friend did. Then that’s when our coach said that navy one by default and that was our last game.
I hope you enjoyed reading about how I love soccer, my last game, and the rules as well.