Soccer Terms & Soccer Rule Definitions
Soccer Terms, soccer glossary, soccer definitions
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(commonly referred to as a heel flick); 2. passing a high
ball o n to a teammate with the top of the head, whether
from a throw-in, a clearance or a high pass; 3. an
instruction used to request a teammate to pass the ball on
in this way.
Follow: Used as a coaching instruction to get players to
follow the ball after a shot has been taken. This
instruction is geared to preparing the players to get a
second (or more) shot should a rebound occur.
Football: See association football."
Footwear: Any of the specialty shoes that are developed
especially for soccer players. See cleats, flats, turf
shoes, screw-ins. (Law 4)
Formation: Often used to describe the number of players
positioned by a team in the different areas of the field of
play. Normally, the keeper is not included; thus a 4-4-2
formation is one with four fullbacks, four midfielders and
two forwards, while a 3-5-2 refers to playing with three
backs, five mids and two forwards. See balance and system of
Forward: An offensive player, playing closest to the
Foul: An offense against an opponent or against the spirit
of the game that results in a free kick.
Fourth official: In FIFA-sponsored competitions, an official
with responsibility for supervising substitutions, keeping
order in the technical areas and so forth.
Free kick: A method of restarting play. Can be either direct
or indirect. (Law 13)
Front foot: 1. The foot closest to the ball. 2. "Front [of
the] foot" refers to the outside part of the foot near the
shoe laces and just above the little toes.
Fullback: A defensive player, playing closest to one's own
Get turned: See turn.
Give-and-go: A tactic used when one player passes to a
teammate, the first player then sprints into an open area,
then the second player returns the pass to the first. Also
called a "wall pass."
Gloves: Handwear that is specifically designed for the goal
keeper and field players. These differ in that the keeper's
gloves provide padding and protection, the field player's
gloves provide warmth and a rubber palm used to grip the
ball for throw-ins. (Law 4)
Goal: 1. The structure defined by two upright goal posts and
one crossbar that is set on the goal line, a n equidistant
from each corner. 2. To score (Law 1)
Goal area: The box that is formed when a line is drawn six
yards out from each goalpost, along the goal line. The lines
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