Soccer: Association Football and Soccer Essay examples

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Soccer is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a ball. The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal. In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms, while the field players typically use their feet to kick the ball into position, occasionally using their torso or head to intercept a ball in midair. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the competition.
I have been playing soccer since I was six and have gotten quite good at it. As a child I was the leading scorer on my rec. team. I guess that is one of the reasons that I enjoyed it so much. I was not necessarily good at it but I was really fast, so I could out run everyone else and score. As I got older and got into high school my coach started me on varsity my freshman year but I soon realized that I was no longer faster than everyone else while I was trying to dribble the ball, so I made the switch to defense. The first game I played at defense I realized that I had found a new home that night I shut down the leading scorer in the conference got my picture in the paper and had tons of fun knocking people around. My dad is a mechanic and as a kid all I did was play sports along with racing go karts, so I really did not have that much spare time, but the time that I did have was spent helping my dad in the shop. I think that he wanted me there to so that one day I might follow in his footsteps but I’m not going to. Any way how all this pertains to soccer is my dad told me as a kid “you are never going to make a living…