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People are more aware of their rights now. People are now more aware of what is happening around them and even more aware because of the social networking sites and social media. However, there are some individuals still who are way too simple and way too simple. They do not know that their rights are being violated if someone else is taking their picture without consent and then using their image without permission. A recent example is that of the tea-seller from Pakistan whose image went viral on Facebook after a random person clicked his picture and posted it. The tea-seller is so ignorant and yet so simple that he didn’t know what was going on when people started visiting his stall to meet him and know more about him. He freaked out. His image got subjected to a whole lot of image violations and random people trolled his photo by writing whatever they desired to write over his image. Here, there are people who break the laws and then there is this tea-seller. Two wrongs can never make a right.

In western society however, there is more awareness which is good. As evidence is shown by the example that in recent years, athletes belonging from various sports in college charged lawsuits against the famous video games company Electronic Arts (EA) (the one that appears in starting of Need for Speed game) and National College of Athletic Association (NCAA). the lawsuits filed stand for a much larger group of individuals who got affected due to this violation. These are pretty much class action suits and include Ed O’Bannon as one of the plaintiffs who was a former star of UCLA basketball. Ed O’Bannon started the legal action after witnessing that his cartoon image was being used as player in a video game without informing him and without taking his permission.

The above two examples reflect that even a common man is not safe and his image can get hurt anytime, so what do we have to protect the champions and footballers?

Sports agencies understand the responsibility of protecting image of the star sportsmen. These agencies also understand that there are people from general public (inclusive of businessmen and executives )who ‘need’ the images for one or another valid reason. Sports agencies make it easier for individuals to get hands on the image they want by the permission of owner. Awareness saves both sides from mess.

The sport of soccer is considered to be the most popular game in the world. To achieve success in this sport, athletes need to develop certain important skills at the young age. Young soccer players who are at the U9 to U11 age group must learn these three essential skills to become an impact player in the future.

1. DRIBBLING

In soccer, if a player doesn’t know how to dribble a ball, then he cannot play the game. Dribbling is the most basic and most important of all soccer skills. It is defined as the ability to carry the ball past the opponent while taking full control of the soccer ball. Dribbling serves three purposes: to beat the defender, to accelerate into space, and to avoid pressure. To develop good dribbling technique, you should:

• Make gentle contact (called “touch”) with the soccer ball

• Always keep the ball close to your feet

• Use the edge of the foot to dribble galloping

• Practice changes in your dribbling pace

• Use your body to protect the ball when defender gets close

• Practice an inside-outside dribbling drill through cones with both feet

2. PASSING

Passing the ball to teammates plays a big role in a soccer game. The ability to properly pass the ball to your teammates is a critical skill that all soccer players should learn from early age. The best soccer players are often the best passers of the ball. There are three soccer passes: standard pass, chipped pass and lofted pass. Follow these soccer passing tips to master this skill:

• Develop vision so that you can see potential passing time

• Master all three soccer passes

• Try passing more to be more effective on the pitch

• The faster you pass the ball, the less time your opponent gets to interrupt you

• Put correct pace on the ball while passing it to your teammate

3. RECEIVING

The ability to receive a soccer ball determines the effectiveness of a player. If a player has great first touch, he/she will have more time to dribble and shoot. The technique to receive a ball on the ground is quite different from receiving it in the air.

Follow these tips when receiving a ball on the ground:

• Keep your eye on the ball and choose which foot to receive the ball with

• Receive the ball with one foot with ankle locked

• Don’t just stop after receiving the ball. Instead prepare for the next action: dribble, shoot or pass

Follow these tips when receiving a ball in the air:

• Keep your eyes on the ball and read the speed and direction of the ball

• Decide which part of your body (thigh, head, foot, or chest) you will use to control the ball

• Receive the ball and cushion it with the body part to slow it down. Prepare for next move.

First of all, let’s start with a simple question, what is freestyle soccer? Freestyle soccer is simply the style and ability to combine various soccer tricks in juggling and ground moves. It’s a new trend in soccer along with other types like five a side futsal and beach soccer. In a soccer context, freestyle is perceived as less significance to the modern game. However, freestyle soccer does improve a footballer’s ability to control the ball.

The ball control is what I perceived as the most important element in soccer before other attributes like fitness and tactics. There’s a saying that if you can control the ball you can control the game. In fact, I stumbled one of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s, an Inter Milan player, quotes saying that as long as you have the ball, you’ll have the advantage. Yet majority of footballers still ignore the importance of freestyle soccer. There are reasons behind it and one of them is that the soccer tricks are difficult to execute and only brings less to the modern game. True enough, but let’s not forget the concept of ball control. Learning freestyle allows a player to enhance his touches especially the first touch. A great first touch buys you thousands of mili seconds to give you an edge over the opposition.

Those seconds could change the game in an instant especially in the modern game where it demands fast and furious soccer. As a result of those reasons, they don’t even bother in the first place. On the other side, the ones who love freestyle soccer perceived it as something that they can express their creativity and improve on ball control and touches to a greater heights. But I’m more concern to those who are ignorant and may not have the slightest interest on freestyle soccer. The problem is, they may not know where to begin especially after watching a series of freestyle videos on streaming sites like YouTube. I’m assuming that they only watched the difficult tricks and instead forget the basics of freestyle soccer. I believe that freestyle soccer should begin with the basics like juggling and planting before moving on to the more advanced soccer tricks like the around the world, crossover, flip flap and others. It’s important since juggling is the principle of all types of ball control along with dribbling. In this case, I shall focus on juggling since it’s related to freestyle soccer.

Juggling the ball

Simply done by doing kick ups without letting the ball fall on to the ground and expanded to different parts of the body from foot, thigh, shoulder and head. The aim is to be able to link your juggling skills from one part to the other. For example, transfer your juggling from foot to your thigh. You can start with a simple transfer and improve to more advanced transfers like juggling from foot to thigh and then head. Once you’ve mastered juggling, you can start planting or stalling a soccer ball.

Planting the ball

The ability to balance the ball on a specific part of your body like balancing the ball on your foot. You can start by placing the ball on your foot and once you’ve mastered, you can plant the ball during your juggling. For example, juggle with your foot which is then transferred to your thigh and then balance it with your foot i.e. foot plant. Focus on these two abilities will help build confidence for you to start on learning some of the basic freestyle soccer tricks. Improving your juggling and planting skills increases your coordination abilities especially when you practice your transferring or linking skills. For this one, I’d recommend the around the world trick because it’s the principle of all soccer tricks. Once you’ve mastered this trick, you have a great chance of doing other tough soccer tricks like the MATW, TATW, crossover etc. The trick is simply to rotate your foot around the ball after either juggling or footplant and kick it as you finish the rotation to complete the process.

These are a couple of basics that you’d need to constantly bear in mind. Similar to soccer, the techniques are very important and I highly encourage you to practice these tricks with a lot of dedication and once mastered, you’ll begin to appreciate the beauty of freestyle soccer.

Jimmy Raney was born on August 20, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky. His father was a popular sportswriter for a Louisville newspaper while his mom played the guitar. It was she who motivated an early start on the instrument for her son at the age of ten. She provided Jimmy his first lessons and after that at school he studied the classical guitar with A.J. Giancola. At the age of thirteen he started to study with regional jazz guitarist Hayden Causey. He encouraged Raney to listen to the recordings of the leading jazz guitarists of the day consisting of Charlie Christian and Barney Kessel.

By the time he was fifteen years of age Jimmy Raney was playing for money in regional bands and was determined to make a career playing jazz on the guitar. In 1944 he signed up with The Jerry Wald Band in New York. Raney established a close friendship with the pianist in the Wald band whose name was Al Haig. Raney then relocated to Chicago in 1945 to reside with his uncle and grandmother. From 1945 – 1948 he played with various groups including those of Max Miller, Lou Levy, Cy Touff, and Sandy Mosse.

After a recommendation from drummer “Tiny” Kahn, Jimmy Raney was invited to sign up with The Wendy Herman Band. At that time the band consisted of Stan Getz and Serge Chaloff. In 1949 Raney left the Herman band and started living in New York with guitarists Tal Farlow and Sal Salvador in addition to vibraphonist Teddy Charles. While in New York Jimmy had many chances to hear the leading musicians of the be-bop music scene consisting of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Parker became his main jazz influence at that point in time.

For the next year or so Jimmy Raney played generally with groups led by Artie Shaw and Terry Gibbs. Saxophonist Stan Getz had a fantastic regard for Jimmy’s jazz artistry and together they played and recorded exceptional mainstream jazz from 1951 – 1952.

In 1953 Jimmy Raney took over from Tal Farlow in The Red Norvo Trio, touring throughout the USA and Europe. In the following year he backed jazz singer Billie Holiday. In 1954 and 1955 several jazz critics voted him “Best Jazz Guitarist” in various publication surveys. Although Raney in the early years of his career had traveled widely, he slowly established a terrific dislike for travel – especially for aircraft. He decided to invest the majority of his time at his house with his spouse and youngsters.

He also made numerous excellent jazz recordings under his own name and with other artists consisting of Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer, and guitar player Jim Hall. It was at that point in time that Jimmy Raney made a decision that he could not sustain a successful profession in jazz!

In 1959 Jimmy took up a major in-depth study of the cello as well as studying composition with pianist Hal Overton. He continued working in music accompanying leading vocalists including Tony Bennet, Andy Williams, and Anita O’Day. Raney was also involved in making numerous valuable training record/music sets for the Music Minus One business in New York city.

Between 1964 and 1972 little was heard of Jimmy Raney as he went back to his home in Louisville and essentially retired from the music scene. During the mid 1970s his son Doug emerged as a formidable jazz guitarist in his own right. Jimmy started to play in jazz clubs and record with his son. Their success encouraged him to start touring on the world jazz circuit again, both as leader of his own groups and with his son. He preserved an active career in jazz from that time until an issue with his hearing hurt his capacity to perform.

Jimmy Raney, although never a strong chord melody soloist on the guitar, was one of the all-time jazz guitar greats. His impressive single-note playing brought him international praise for being among the most musically creative and dazzling jazz improvisers. His playing style directly influenced lots of other leading jazz guitarists consisting of Rene Thomas, Jimmy Courley, and Joe Puma. Jimmy passed away where he was born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 10, 1995.

Other than the refreshing summer drink to which it lends its name, the lemon has to be among the most disrespected fruits. Cars that frequently break down or do not run at all are called lemons, instead of tangerines or plums. An unhappy facial expression is often described as lemon-faced, based on the sourness it indicates.

Given its unappealing tradition, it is surprising to learn that popular bands have chosen that particular fruit for their names over more desirable ones such as bananas or pears. For example, the late Sixties and Seventies gave us the Lemon Pipers, who hit the charts with the single “Green Tambourine.”

A decade later fans of New Wave music took pleasure in a group that called themselves the Mighty Lemon Drops, whose sound was often compared to Echo and the Bunnymen. Then in the Nineties singer-songwriter Evan Dando fronted a post grunge band named the Lemon Heads, who attracted fans of Nirvana and the late Kurt Cobain.

Although the lemon has overwhelmingly beaten the rest of its juicy genus, other fruits have managed to appear in some popular band names. Here are ten of the best.

The Raspberries

Eric Carmen and his three young buddies made quite an impression in the early Seventies, scoring the huge hits “Go All the Way” and “I Wanna Be With You.”

Wild Cherry

One hit was all it took to jolt this group, a quintet of white boys who wanted to play funky music, into immortality.

Apples In Stereo

Among the pioneers of the genre called indie rock, this eclectic band has outlasted most of its early peers.

The Electric Prunes

Psychedelic rock combined with a clever play on words helped make these guys a household name for a while, as “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)” climbed the charts back in 1966.

Moby Grape

Former members of Jefferson Airplane formed this band that fused rock with country and jazz, drawing comparisons to Buffalo Springfield mainly because of its three guitar player lineup.

The Raisins

National success for the most part eluded this talented late Seventies group who had a minor hit with “Fear Is Never Boring”, but they remain much revered in their hometown of Cincinnati.

Strawberry Alarm Clock

By mixing incense with some peppermints back in 1967 these guys could smell, and taste, a Top Ten single.

Blind Melon

“No Rain” became the group’s smash hit, partly because of its infectious melody and partly due to its bee-themed video.

The Cranberries

No Need To Argue was the 1994 album that allowed the Irish alt band to break through, mainly due to strong singles like “Zombies” and “Ode To My Family.”

Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan led this Nineties alternative rock ensemble, who in addition to dozens of hits earned an appearance on an episode of The Simpsons.

Firm followers of UEFA competitions and most especially the Champions League, can attest to the reality that there have been EPL sides in the semi-final of the champions league for the previous six seasons i.e. 2003-2009.

In the past six seasons, EPL sides regular in the champions league (Liverpool FC, Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC) have all some way featured in the semi-final of the champions league in the past six seasons, which made English and even foreigners marvel at their absence this season, in the semi-final of Europe’s elite club competition.

In 2005, Liverpool (the all red) and Chelsea (the true blues) locked horns in an entertaining semi-final with both sides led by managers who have managed his team for barely two seasons, Liverpool went on to win the encounter, after a closely contested semi-final match. Liverpool eventually emerged triumphant in that year’s Champions league, after defeating Ac-Milan in an epic final which saw one of the greatest comebacks in football history, 3-0 to 3-3 and then victory.

The proceeding year, Arsenal featured in both the Semi-final and final of the Champions league, to mark a turn-around in their footballing history, but were not so lucky to win the trophy after only qualifying for their first final match in the champions league. They battled with Barcelona in that year’s final, i.e. 2006 final, but got beaten by 2 goals to 1, with Jens Lehmann sent off in that match.

In 2007, Liverpool and Chelsea once again were drawn to do battle in the semi-final of the 2006/2007 season. With the first leg drawn to be played at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea had the opportunity of progressing, and they took full advantage of the home factor by defeating Liverpool by a lone goal after a highly contested fixture. At Anfield, Liverpool played with caution while also surging forward in search for the goal that will put them on level terms with Chelsea, luckily for Liverpool the goal came. A low cross from Steven “general” Gerard found an unmarked Daniel Agger, who sliced the ball through the bodies of Chelsea players and bang into the net early in the first half. Liverpool preserved the one goal lead even after 90 minutes until the extra time was over, then it was time for the ultimate decider; penalty kicks, Pepe Reina was the hero of the day as he saved the deciding spot kick to send Liverpool into the final for the second time in three seasons and a replay of 2005 final with AC-Milan, that dispatched Manchester United in the other semi-final clash by 5 goals to 3 on aggregate.

The final was a highly anticipated one, as two of Europe’s power houses in club football go head-to-head to decide the winner of the 2007 Champions League, eventually two Pippo Inzaghi goals, which made him the highest goal scorer in the Champions league, won Ac Milan the trophy for the seventh time in their footballing history.

The following year saw the best from English teams in the Champions League. All four English representatives made it to the quarter final, with three (Liverpool, after ousting Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United) out of the four progressing onto the semi-final, Liverpool were eventually dumped by fellow English team Chelsea. The progression of Chelsea into the final in 2008 was the first time they were playing in the Champions League’s final; they battled with Manchester United for the coveted trophy, matched United strength for strength, skill for skill, technique for technique, but were just unlucky to miss out in the spot kicks, as United went on to win their third and Sir Alex Ferguson’s second UEFA Champions League trophy, which also aided Cristiano Ronaldo in winning the world player of the year award.

The year 2009, saw a different football style displayed by a team. 2009 Champions League was won by Barcelona of Spain, after showing the footballing world how the game should be played; neat defending, accurate passing, and clinical finishing: characterized the play of Barcelona en-route to winning the trophy for the third time in their history, after triumphs in 1992 and 2006.

2010 came with a lot of promise for the English sides, after bright starts from all the sides in their respective groups; Liverpool won its first game against Debrecen at Anfield, by a lone goal scored by Dirk Kuyt, which made him the club’s third highest goal scorer in Europe with 12 goal to his name. Chelsea also won its first game against FC Porto by a lone goal scored Nicolas Anelka, in a dull encounter due to the water soaked pitch.

Manchester United didn’t do badly in its first game; same was the case for Arsenal, all the English representatives representing well to the delight of English stalwarts. Things started becoming shaky as the competition progressed further to its crucial stage. Liverpool were ousted very early in the competition, as they were ousted in the group phase, even before the last group game. The victory of Fiorentina over Olympique Lyonnais in the game before the last, meant Liverpool were forced to the Europa league were they have solace recently, making an impressive run to the semi-final, having not scored lower than three goals on aggregate in the previous rounds, i.e. round of 32, round of 16 and quarter final, which has earned them a clash with Athletico Madrid away in Spain.

Chelsea were next up for elimination, after a partly successful run in the group onto the round of 16. Chelsea had great scares during a few of their group phase games, Athletico Madrid away in Spain was one those, where they had to settle for a 2 all draw after going through Didier Drogba, only to see a Sergio Diego Aguero brace give Athletico the lead, but Drogba proved to be very clinical in finishing when he slotted his second past Athletico’s goal. The most surprising of Chelsea’s group phase result came on the last day of the group. Apoel Nicosia making only its debut in the Champions League held all conquering Chelsea, with a full first team squad, to a 2 all draw at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal had the most impressive group phase performance where they picked up 16 of the 18 available points in a group which consisted of Olympiakos, Standard Liege, and Az Alkmaar, which are low pedigree teams with frequent Champions League due to inability to make it through the preliminary.

Manchester United, I would say, had an indifferent group campaign. Had a great start, but flattered during the crucial mid games, needed the last game to confirm qualification but put threw any doubts into the thrash after a Michael Owen hat-trick cancelled out Edin Dzeko’s opening goal, for VFL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford.

With the progression of three tops teams from England into the round of 16, hopes and expectation were extremely high. The English teams, however, didn’t get the perfect draws, Chelsea were billed to face Inter-Milan, tutored by Jose Mourinho, Manchester United drawn to do battle with 7 times European champions, Ac-Milan, and Arsenal getting a re-match of the 2009 group game against Porto Fc, 2004 winners.

The first legs saw the English teams face real test of strength, skill and technique.

Manchester United were tested for all the mentioned above against Ac-Milan, first in Giuseppe Meazza, San Siro and then in Old Trafford, but then they emerged victorious on both legs, winning 7-2 on aggregate, with Wayne Rooney scoring four of the seven goals, i.e. 2 goals in each leg.

Arsenal had a similar situation, against Fc Porto, the Portuguese representatives giving them a good run for their money, most especially in Portugal, where the first leg was hosted, which Fc Porto won by 2 goals to 1, in a match which Porto’s second goal by Falcao, was a bit controversial, appearing to be an offside goal.

At Emirates stadium, Arsenal showed no mercy, firing 2 goals past Helton in goal for Porto in quick succession, and at half time, it was Arsenal 2 Porto 1. Porto started brightly in the second half of the game, attacking Arsenal from all angles of the pitch. As the game grew, Arsenal became for more confident, and began playing like the Arsenal we are use to watching in league games. Samri Nasri threw the Emirates into ecstasy, when he dribbled past three Porto defenders and slotted past helpless Helton, who tried to rush out to prevent the goal, but all to no avail. Super sub, Emmanuel Eboue, came on minutes later and sealed the victory, with a clean finish, after he outran the Porto defenders and was set up by Andre Arshavin, with only the keeper to beat, he rounded him neatly before netting Arsenal’s four to cap a fine performance from truly smoking gunners. Nicklas Bendtner, who had earlier netted 2 superb strikes, added a third to mark his first hat trick in his Arsenal career.

It wasn’t a bed of roses for Chelsea neither, as they had to suffer defeats in the hands of Inter-Milan on both legs, which put paid to their Champions League campaign. At the magnificent Giuseppe Meazza, Inter tested Chelsea for wits, work rate and technique, as both teams played out their lives to progress in the competition. Chelsea partly outplayed, but all the “ball possession” could not fetch them the win which they set out to achieve. The ball possession favoured Chelsea in the first leg match, but these were not translated into goals neither were they translated in the goal attempt, shot-on-goal, and so on. Of all the teams which started European campaign in September, Liverpool can be deduced to be the most disappointing of all, due to the fact that it was knocked out in the group phase.

Presently, there are only two English teams in European competition, Liverpool FC and Fulham FC and they both have interesting fixtures in the semi-final, having to face Athletico Madrid and Hamburg, respectively.

There is the possibility of an all English Europa league final, a feat which has not been achieved for over 6 seasons.

The absence of premier league teams In the semi-final of the champions league, in my own estimation, does not connote the fall of the premier league, rather the sole reason is the reality that we have come to face, which is the fact that teams form other countries have sat down and reviewed the methods of English teams, which they have applied, and it has worked magically and very effectively too.

English teams were neither totally outclassed, outpowered nor outplayed, but rather the element of luck was against them, and also the English teams have had a good run in the past, so let other teams enjoy same, so people won’t say the Champions league is an English competition. The English teams will rise up to take what’s rightfully theirs, which is the prestige it has earned over the years, a prestige which in my estimation, is in jeopardy considering the inability of making it to the semi-final of Europe’s elite club competition.

Upon this I settle, the absence of English teams in the semi-final of the champions league is by no means equal to the fall of the premier league, and besides which other league is so unpredictable as the premier league? A league where any team can beat any team, home or away; name the league.

It seems like more and more, people are practically living in their cars. Between long commutes, rides to and from soccer and running errands, people spend a good portion of their waking hours in the car. This means that more and more of their stuff also ends up in their cars. This can lead to a very messy car because there just isn’t a place to put everything. This is where a car organizer can come in handy.

There are car organizers for trunks, back seats, and front seats. A cargo organizer separates a trunk into smaller compartments, which can keep items more secure. It also prevents the groceries from rolling around with the soccer equipment. Many cargo organizers can also be easily lifted in and out of the car, which can make unloading things at the end of the day much easier.

A car seat organizer that fits over the front car seats and has pockets and pouches accessible from the back seat are ideal for people with small children riding in the back of the car. This can be used to store small toys, books, or other things to keep kids entertained during a car ride. Many of these over the seat organizers also have a spot for a small trash bag. This way garbage is collected into one spot and makes cleaning out the car simpler.

There are also front seat organizers that act like mini-filing cabinets or desks for a businessperson who does a lot of traveling in their car. There are spots for files, pens, pencils and other office supplies. Some are also available with a flat surface for writing. This is ideal for someone like a realtor who needs to do a lot of paperwork in their car between showings or other appointments. Using an organizer like this makes removing everything very quick when the car is going to be used for more than one person.

A car organizer can be very useful for busy people. Check them out online or in local retailers to find one that fits your needs the best.

In the game of soccer, there are a number of player infractions that will result in the referee halting game play, and possibly even implementing disciplinary measures according to regulations set by FIFA, which is the primary governing of the sport all over the world. Here, we take a look at the different soccer penalties and the infractions that may bring them about.

Direct free kicks

With the occurrence of certain fouls, referees may award a direct free kick to the disadvantaged team. In the event of such penalties, the free kick is taken from the spot where the infraction occurred, with the team making the kick essentially having a free shot at the opponent’s goal, guarded only by the goalkeeper and a wall formed by the defending team.

Direct free kicks are awarded to the opposing team in the event of any one of the following infractions committed by a player:

  • Kicking or attempting to kick another player
  • Tripping or attempting to trip another player
  • Jumping at an opponent
  • Charging an opponent
  • Striking or attempting to strike an opponent
  • Pushing an opponent
  • Tackling an opponent before making contact with the ball
  • Holding an opponent
  • Spitting at an opponent
  • Handling the ball with the hands

Penalty kicks

When any of the above offences are committed by a player within his team’s penalty area, the opposing team will be awarded a penalty kick which is taken from twelve yards away from the defending team’s goal. Unlike the direct free kick in which players of the defending team may form a wall comprised of two or more players, the penalty kick is guarded only by the goalkeeper of the defending team.

Indirect free kicks

An indirect free kick may be awarded to the opposing team if the goalie commits any one of the following infractions:

  • Taking four steps or more with the ball in his hands
  • Touching the ball after releasing it without it having been touched by another player
  • Touching the ball with the hands after it has passed by a teammate
  • Touching the with his hands after a throw-in

Indirect free kicks are also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any one of the following infractions:

  • Playing in a manner that can endanger other players
  • Preventing an opponent from moving
  • Preventing the goalkeeper from releasing the ball
  • Committing an infraction that results in the player being warned or taken out of the game

Yellow and red cards

In addition to the above penalties, referees may also opt to impose disciplinary actions signified by yellow or red cards. Yellow cards are given to a player for offenses ranging from poor sportsmanship to delays in restarting game play. Red cards are given in the event of more serious infractions, including violent acts, spitting at any player or the referee, or preventing a player from the opposing team from scoring a goal by deliberately touching the ball with the hands. Red cards may also be given to any player that has received two or more cautions in the same game.

When you’re taking a corner kick in indoor soccer, you have a few choices regarding what you can do and what the rest of the players on your team can do. What you decide depends on several factors that I will outline in this article!

The first thing you need to take into account is that you don’t have much space to run up and kick the ball from, since it is probably situated so close to the boards. This means that you can’t kick the ball with much power, so you need to rely on finesse and placement.

One of the most typical things to do on a corner kick is to kick the ball straight along the boards towards the opponents goal. Your teammates should be in specific positions when you do this. One teammate should be right up next to the goalie, screening them and preventing them from getting to the ball as it goes into the box. Another teammate should be right at the far post of the goal, to tap the ball in if it squirts through the box – and it often will. Finally, a teammate should be at the top of the box, so if the defenders try to clear the ball, your teammate can intercept and take a shot.

Another type of corner kick is to hit the ball back to one of your defenders who is near the midfield line. This is effective for a few reasons. First of all, it opens up the whole field to you. Your defender can hit the ball to either side of the field, instead of just into the middle, like when you’re taking a corner kick. Also, on a corner kick, the opposing defenders are usually all in their box, or near it. That means that your defenders are unmarked, and they can take the ball and maybe even take a shot. Finally, it throws the opposing defense into disarray, because they don’t know who should mark your defender.

Another strategy is to kick the ball as hard as you can into the middle of their box. This relies on either your teammates or their team deflecting the ball into the goal. This is used much more in younger leagues, but it can surprise the other team and lead to a goal even in more mature leagues.

Since you now know what to do on corner kicks in indoor soccer, you should try the strategies out! Go out and play a game and test them out – they might even result in a goal or two for you!

Sharks and Minnows: soccer drills for kids don’t have to be with a ball or even resemble a soccer drill. We use this drill for warm ups and speed training. Although to the players its more like a friendly game of tag. Start off with one player or the coach as the Shark. The other players(minnows) are all side by side spread out across the field. The Shark will say go and all the Minnows have to make it to the other side of the field without being tagged. Those Minnows that are tagged become Sharks. The game continues until the last Minnow is caught. This drill teaches speed and side to side moves as the Minnows attempt to escape.

Follow the Leader: I like this soccer drills for kids because they learn to control the ball while moving side to side and reversing their field. Start this drill by pairing up the players. One player has a ball the other does not. With the player without the ball being the leader, have him start jogging slowly forward then zigzag to the right then left then in a circle. Use different variations of this drill, have the non-ball carrier stop and take a step back to teach the pull back move. Rotate players every few minutes.

Capture the flag: This is another soccer drills for kids that will teach ball handling skills. Make a large 20 foot circle, every player inside the circle with a ball. Every player has a flag hanging from their waist. All the players dribble the ball around the inside of the circle. While controlling the ball every player try to capture as many flags from their teammates as possible without losing their own. Once your flag is captured, you’re out. The winner is the last one with the flag. A couple of rules to follow. You must be in control of your ball when you capture a flag and if you leave the circle for any reason you’re out.

Knock out: One final soccer drills for kids is knock out. Once again make a circle about 20 foot round with all the players inside the circle each with a ball. Blow the whistle to start. All the players begin to dribble in any direction they choose. The object of this drill is to protect the ball while making a defensive move to eliminate the other players by knocking their ball outside the circle. Again the winner is the last one inside the circle with the ball. Same rules as the last drill, you must be in control of your ball when knocking out an opponent and if you leave the circle you’re out.

So as you can see soccer drills for kids can be a lot of fun for the players as well as the coach and parents too. As the coach feel to take part of the drills. If the kids are real young, encourage the parents to get involved too. The funner these drills are the more they will want to do them and the better they will become at ball handling without even knowing it. Keep it Fun!