Soccer is great for learning spatial awareness, teamwork and coordination. Soccer helps build aerobic capacity and can increase muscular endurance. Communication, strategy, and organization skills all come into play while enjoying the game of soccer.

Rules

*Rules are Modified to Create a Safer Physical Education Environment*

1. Each game begins with a kick off. The ball must go forward but there is no specified distance the ball must travel. The player who kicked off may not touch the ball again until another person touches the ball.

2. Handball Rule: The player may not intentionally touch the ball with any part of the arm. (finger tips to the shoulder) Unintentional handlings are NOT considered handball infractions.

3. If a player hits the ball out of bounds on the sideline the ball is awarded to the opposing team. Play begins when the ball is thrown in with two hands over head.

4. If a player hits the ball out of bounds on the end line the other team is awarded the ball. If the offensive team hit the ball out the goalie will be awarded the ball. If the defensive team hit the ball out, a corner kick will be performed

5. Heading, slide tackling, or intentional physical contact or blocking is not allowed.

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