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Soccer: The World's Sport - ... FIFA is the dominant organization that is in control of world soccer (Gifford, 12). The sport became so popular that the first European Championships for women were held in 1984 and the first women’s World Cup started in 1991. Eventually an Olympic women’s competition was launched in 1996 (Gifford, 11). The benefits of soccer were becoming more apparent around the world as the game progressed. In addition to having a unique history, soccer is an interesting sport with many benefits. Physical benefits are numerous in soccer....   [tags: Soccer Essays]
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Effective Ways to Kick a Soccer Ball - Imagining myself as a high school soccer coach, I would like to optimize my team’s kicking performance. Some players consistently kick the ball successfully with the correct use of power and accuracy. To ensure that all players are able to achieve the same optimal kicking habits, this paper will document (1) the effective and ineffective habits of kicking, (2) describe biomechanical based kicking assessments, (3) describe how these assessments will measure the effective aspects of kicking and expected findings, and (4) provide suggestions on how I may modify programming based on the insights gained from these assessments....   [tags: Biomechanics of Soccer]
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The World Cup in Soccer - Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It may not seem like it because football is most popular in North America but soccer is the most popular sport in the world. My perspective is that if there were more soccer stadiums, more federations, and more soccer associations in the United States it might be more popular than football is in North America. Soccer is probably very popular because it is the first team sport a kid will probably play in their life because football and baseball are for kids a little older as they are more dangerous sports....   [tags: soccer, world cup, sports,]
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Angle of Shooting in Soccer - ... Though the aim of soccer is straightforward, the dimension and measurements of a soccer field contains many mathematical concepts. In playing soccer, many aspects are crucial in scoring a goal: a shooter’s performance, the formation of the defenders, etc. In this paper, dimension of a soccer field will be analyzed in order to find a shooting position that provides the widest angle for a soccer player to shoot. Analyzing a soccer field According to FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the dimension of a standard soccer field is 90m-120 m in length, and 45-90 m in width....   [tags: freekicks, soccer,math, physics]
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The History of the World Cup in Soccer - The world cup is soccer’s most prestigious honor. If you win your team will be talked about for the next four years, until the next world cup was held. The world cup is the best of the best from 204 countries playing against each other in the best sport in the world. The world cup is the most exciting tournament to watch and cheer for. The First World Cup In 1930, the first world cup was held in Uruguay, but at the time the trophy was known as the Jules Rimet Cup. There were no qualifying matches due to the fact there were only thirteen teams....   [tags: World Cup, soccer, sports,]
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Influence on Soccer Attendance - Soccer is an important sport in the United Kingdom. In 2004/5 the average attendance at a soccer game was 15,885. However attendance is not even across every team. The average attendance figures for a Premier-League team the average was 33,885 and for the 3rd division teams this was 4,500 (Football Economy, 2005). The staging and support of soccer teams takes resources and the higher the level of attendance, the higher level of income. Higher levels of attendance, in the past, have also indicated better financial performance as complimentary good, such as soccer jerseys and accessories have been sold more often....   [tags: United Kingdom, Soccer, Sports]
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Political Link of Jerusalem Soccer Teams - Jerusalem, a city like none other, possesses holy religious sites and constant social conflict. It is the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict, with members of each group struggling to coexist with the other. 65 years have passed since the declaration of the State of Israel, yet the Arabs and Israelis have not come to terms on any sort of permanent peace agreement. Part of the struggle in Jerusalem, over the years, has been radical groups on each side taking the conflict to new heights. Jihadist organizations such as The Muslim Brotherhood have used terrorism in order to instill fear in the Jews....   [tags: Middle East, Social Confilct, Soccer]
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Brazil's Legacy in Soccer - No other country can compare to the great nation of Brazil when it comes to the beautiful game of soccer. Since their entrance as full member of FIFA, or Fédération Internationale de Football Association, in 1923, the country of Brazil has accounted for numerous trophies as well as individual awards for its players (“Brazil”). Brazilian futebol, or soccer, has reached international stardom because of its history consisting of ground breaking teams, revolutionary players, and winning performances in competitive tournaments....   [tags: Brazil, Soccer, FIFA, Liga do Brazil]
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International Soccer's Influence on Diplomatic, Social, and Political Relations - To what extent has international soccer influenced the world politically and socially. This research question will be investigated using different books pertaining to the subject. The investigation will cover the impacts of soccer in the 1930s during the First World War, the 1940s during the Second World War and the 1970s during the Cold War. The effect of soccer on a country’s nationalism will be researched as well. Soccer had a great impact on people’s lives socially; it gave people hope when in a time of need....   [tags: Soccer and International Relations]
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Soccer Hooliganism - Representation of Football Culture in Contemporary Fiction In ‘Understanding Soccer Hooliganism’ John H.Kerr talks about a group of Chelsea supports called ‘Chelsea Headhunters’. Some of the members of the group were average people, working normal jobs who you wouldn’t really associate with hooliganism. “For instance, the age of the convicted gang leaders ranged from twenty-three to thirty-one, well beyond the teenage years; all four were working and one was a former Royal Navy cook and Falklands War veteran....   [tags: Soccer Hooliganism, John Kerr]
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The Physics of Soccer - Rolling Motion and Friction Suppose you kick a soccer ball without giving it any spin. Your foot, therefore, gives the ball an initial speed (v) and an initial angular speed of 0. Since grass is not frictionless, the ball initially slides across the field, then starts to rotate and, eventually, starts rolling without slipping. A soccer ball rolls without slipping when its center-of-mass speed equals its angular speed (around its center of mass). OK, now suppose you want to kick the ball so that it immediately starts rolling without slipping....   [tags: physics sport sports soccer football] 734 words
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Physics of Soccer - What makes the ball curve: Soccer players can make the ball curve by applying a Force, kicking, to the ball that is not in the center of the ball itself. When the ball is struck on the side by a player the ball spins while it is moving forward. In the case of the picture below, the soccer ball was struck on the right side of the ball and is spinning counter-clockwise. What causes the ball to actually curve in the air is a difference in the pressures on either side of the soccer ball. On the left side of this soccer ball, the air is moving faster, than the right side, relative to the center of the ball....   [tags: physics sport sports soccer football] 703 words
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Physics of Soccer - Physics of the Ball How and where you kick the ball is the most important aspect within the game of soccer. Lets say you kick the ball perfectly giving it no rotation (or spin), this means that you have given the ball a velocity (v) and an initial angular speed of zero. When the ball comes into contact with the ground it will begin to spin because the ground is not frictionless. The soccer ball will eventually begin to roll without slipping, which is when the balls center of mass is equal to its angular speed....   [tags: physics sport sports soccer football] 1400 words
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Pelé - One of the Greatest Soccer Players of All Time - Pelé - One of the Greatest Soccer Players of All Time Athletic Genius, Soccer Legend, Master of Offense, Pelé. All are names for Edson Arantes do Nascimento, undoubtedly one of the greatest soccer players of all time. The purpose of this essay is to inform you about the things Pelé accomplished throughout his life and career, and also about what he did that effected the world so much. Pelé was born on October 23rd, 1940, in the Brazilian town of Tres Coracoes, which means Three Hearts. Pelé was the first child to Dondinho and Celeste....   [tags: Pele Brazil Soccer] 1883 words
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The History of Soccer - ... There aren’t that many rules to obey and it is a great way to lose weight and stay fit. You can get a day worth’s work out by playing a single game due to the fact that soccer requires a lot of running and strength in order to kick and throw the ball around the field. In addition to this “Soccer is a very popular team sport that contains positive motivational and social factors that may facilitate compliance and contribute to the maintenance of a physically active lifestyle” (University of Copenhagen.) soccer can also assist you with becoming more sociable with other kids....   [tags: mls, britain, birthplace]
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Globalization of Soccer - Globalization is erasing country borders. It’s expanding something to a worldwide scale, and generally making the world a little bit smaller. When you think of globalization in terms of sports, the best example is soccer. Soccer is something that started in 1863 as a simple game played in England by people of humble beginnings and not long after that turned into a worldwide phenomenon (Parrish). Soccer has over 3.5 billion fans worldwide. When you really think about that number you realize how big of a deal that is....   [tags: sports, popularity, World Cup, FIFA, culture]
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Soccer: The World's Greatest Sport - “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” - Bill Shankley (Khurana) The passion around the world when it comes to the game of soccer is immeasurable. Known as football in all other nations except Canada and the United States, it is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world. It is a game played by millions all across the world and in many countries, such as Brazil, soccer contributes to nationalism....   [tags: Sports]
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The Business of Soccer in America - ... As a result of USSA not heeding to FIFA, when the normal transfer window opens in Europe between July 31 and August 1st, the MLS is not allowed to make quality transfers deals and if they force one through it end up being a little to no money deal. There is a short period when North American players and European players can transfers in the month of January but big money deal having a lot of clauses these days, one month might to short. In the History of America we have no settled for good we always want exceptional....   [tags: MLS, la liga, sports]
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How Soccer Explains the World - Franklin Foer the author of How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization is an important contributor of the small topic of the how soccer is related to the world. Foer from the New Republic who writes from time to time in the well known newspaper of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal had traveled around the world especially the continent of Europe, Asia, North and South America. Going from the topic of why the Islam religion, Islamic law, and religious paramilitary militia prohibits the passionate, die-hard Islamic women fans; from attending and/or watching soccer games and then partying hard like the men after the game if their country or favorite club wins...   [tags: Analysis, Franklin Foer] 2602 words
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The U.S. Soccer or Football - ... But all of the Europeans teams were at a absents from the World cup.“the European countries withdrew after an impassioned plea from the Latin Americans, who in 1930 would be celebrating a hundred years of independence. Uruguay were to build a new stadium in Montevideo and would pay all traveling expenses for the competing nations. However, face by a three-week boat trip each way, the Europeans were reluctant to participate, and two months before the competition not one European entry had been received....   [tags: world cup, sports, world war II, history]
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Comparing Soccer and Water Polo - The history of sports dates back before the discovery of America or even the birth of Jesus Christ. Sports have been in a constant evolution ever since their introduction to the world, such as Tsu’Chu to soccer or polo to water polo. Although soccer and water polo are popular in America today many athletes have come to love these two unique sports. Both sports are physically exhausting, demanding all an athlete has to offer to the game. They test the limit of the body and push it into the next level of competition....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 736 words
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US National Soccer Team - We are four games and one win into the Klinsmann-era at ÜS Soccer, but what have we learned about the new-look team. For one, it's obvious that Klinsmann likes to see his players be more creative on the ball and maintain possession. That doesn't always happen, but it appears that is the direction that he is guiding this team towards. And from a player selection perspective, it seems as though the new US manager is just as prone to selecting favorites although it's even harder to read the tea leaves as to why than it was with his predecessor....   [tags: Klinsmann, Players, Positions] 975 words
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The Sport of Soccer - The Sport of Soccer Not much is known about the origin of soccer. However, the Greeks and Romans played football and ball kicking games. The London Football Association developed the first sets of rules in 1863. British sailors and settlers brought the game to India, South America and Europe. During the late 19th century, soccer was brought to the United States. However, it did not prove popular until after World War I. In 1908, soccer was made an Olympic event. Since 1952, Hungary has won the most gold medals with three....   [tags: Papers] 1084 words
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Soccer Revolution - Nowadays, a growing number of people argue that whether modern soccer should become more related to commerce, because the fund is becoming the major criterion to estimate the value of a club and coming from various sources, which include advertising, tickets, finical support and so on. Although some people will say that overfull commercial atmosphere will be the toxic for soccer game, however I think that the combination of soccer and commerce will be the paradigm of modern soccer’s revolution. With the increased rate of people criticize commercial activities such as interviews; advertisements and kinds of parties will decrease the concentration of player for the game....   [tags: Sports]
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The Soccer Ball: Effect of Air Pressure on the Movement of the Soccer Ball - Can you bend it like Beckham. With the right training, skill, and knowing more about the soccer ball, the individual will. The soccer ball is a very interesting object. A soccer ball has to have a certain amount of air pressure in order to work properly. The air also affects the soccer ball’s flight. The soccer ball is also made of different kinds of material and has different sizes. In the next couple of paragraphs I will tell you more about a soccer ball and the air pressure. The first soccer ball was a rubber soccer ball made of pig or ox bladder with leather in the 1800s (The Science of Soccer, 1998)....   [tags: sports] 837 words
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The Sport of Soccer - The Sport of Soccer Planning My project on a sport activity will be based on the sport football. I will plan and observe the five skills of: * Pass * Head * Shoot * Tackle * Dribble From the observation I take I will construct a project showing how my performer carried out the skill with what weakness he has made when carrying out the skill and compare it to a professional performer. From the results I will evaluate his performance and draw a conclusion of how he can improve his skills....   [tags: Papers] 2406 words
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Business in Soccer: Where is the Line Drawn? - ... With his return in 2009 he picked up where he left off in bringing in big stars for high prices. Making up for his lost time of not being in charge, Perez made sure Real Madrid were still big contenders in the world soccer market. The galacticos and high spending, that Perez still stands by, comes at a hefty price. Even though Real Madrid are the most valuable club in the world, revenue alone cannot cover the high transfer fees and wages required to attract new stars on a yearly basis. Florentino Perez still injects his own money into the club to ensure the team gets the players necessary to keep the galactic brand....   [tags: club branding, real madrid, manchester ]
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History Of Soccer - Soccer           Soccer is a great sport that has influenced nations. Millions gather to watch skilled athletes compete in a game of soccer. It is an international sport, so popular that physical education programs have soccer integrated into their plans. Many local communities also have soccer organizations for youths. Soccer has an interesting history going back as far as ancient Rome and Greece. Some other interesting topics that deal with soccer are my personal feelings about the sport and my opinions on the future of soccer....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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Physics of Soccer - Physics of Soccer I. Introduction Soccer is a sport that’s very challenging and during the course of this semester I’ve found physics can also be described as challenging. As far as I was concerned soccer and physics were both challenging and that was all they had in common, consequently upon researching them both this semester I found that I was wrong. For me this was nothing new because I’ve found that physics isn’t a subject that can be skimmed, but rather it has to be studied to the finest detail....   [tags: Physics Research Papers Compare Football]
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Ethnicity and Soccer - Ethnicity and Soccer: The effect of non-English speaking immigrants on the establishment of soccer in Canberra in the 1950s and 1960s. Abstract: Soccer in Canberra as a sport had died prior to the war. The advent of Australia’s new immigration policy after 1945 saw a solid influx, over the next two decades, of non-English speaking Europeans to Australia and through their input they assisted in the re-emergence of soccer as a main sport in the region. From the Baltic states to the Southern Europeans of Greece and Italy, the change to the Canberra landscape was quite dramatic; soccer was one that benefited significantly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1635 words
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physics of soccer - Physics of Soccer Eleven men take the field on a warm sunny day in South Korea. Thousands of anxious soccer fans await the blow of the referee’s whistle to commence the culmination of the world’s greatest sporting event, The World Cup. Thirty-two once stood now only two remain .The pitch is fair and the competition is fierce, four time defending champ Brazil looks confident as it glares across at its nemesis for the duration of ninety minutes, Germany. The entire world is spell bound by the natural creativity that ensues from a high level soccer match, but do they know the necessary physical laws that make the game possible....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Soccer's Lack of Success in the U.S. - Soccer's Lack of Success in the U.S. Soccer, or football, which the rest of the world outside of the United States calls it, is surely the most popular sport in the world. Every four years, the world championships of soccer, the World Cup, is watched by literally billions all over the world, beating out the Untied States professional football’s Super Bowl by far. It is estimated that 1.7 billion television viewers watched the World Cup final between France and Brazil in July of 1998....   [tags: Papers] 669 words
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Provisions for People with Disabilities in Soccer - Provisions for People with Disabilities in Soccer In this essay I will look at how Soccer is provided for in Lisburn from Junior level to senior level. I will investigate to see if there is any provision for those people with disabilities. I will look at each gender and see how each is provided for. After looking at my area, I will then look at soccer at international level and see how it is developed and how those with disabilities are provided for....   [tags: Papers] 1041 words
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Soccer - Soccer Table of Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………..3 History of the Activity……………………………………..4 Nature of the Activity………………………………………..4 Playing Area…………………………………………………………………..5 Physical Conditioning…………………………………………..6 Practice Drills…………………………………………………………..6 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………....7 Introduction Soccer is the worlds most popular sport. It is the national sport of most European and Latin-American countries, and of many other nations. Millions of people in more than 140 countries play soccer....   [tags: Research Papers Essays] 1389 words
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Effect of Spin on the Trajectory of a Kicked Soccer Ball - Introduction: I chose this project because soccer is one of the things I love to do. Soccer is one of the most popular sports across the whole world. In soccer being able to curve a soccer ball is very helpful for multiple reasons. One reason is to bend a ball around the a wall of players. Second to possibly score an amazing goal. And last of all to make a simple pass around a defender to a teammate. Anybody that plays soccer and enjoys it probably knows about the famous Roberto Carlos free kick....   [tags: Laws of Motion, Magnus Effect]
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Popularity of Soccer Around the World - Popularity of Soccer Around the World I am going to talk about the most popular sport in the world: football. Now, you may be having visions of huge quarterbacks, dressed up in their padding and helmets, parading down the field during the Super Bowl. But the other kind of football, the football the rest of the world knows, has no padding or helmets. This other football is known in America as soccer. In more than 175 countries across the globe, football, or soccer, rates as the number 1 national sport....   [tags: essays research papers] 735 words
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Soccer - The ball is in our end of the field. A forward is coming hard down the field, dribbling the ball. Our sweeper challengers her and strips the ball from her. Unfortunately, in the process of this play, both our sweeper and the forward go down. Our sweeper elbows the other girl in the chest as they are getting up. The whistle is blown and my teammate gets the yellow card, while the other team gets the free kick. This situation seems to come into play quite often, due to the lack of anger control some of my teammates have....   [tags: Personal Essays] 660 words
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Soccer - Soccer My favorite recreational activity is soccer. I play soccer a lot and have been playing for five or six seasons. in a game not long ago I made a hat trick , or three goals in one game. We placed second in our league this year. Their are lots of rules in soccer and they are all very important. If you don’t follow them you will pay the consequences. I’ll tell you about them in this paper. Probably the most important rule is that you can’t touch the ball with your hands. If you do you will be penalized by the other team getting an indirect kick or a direct kick....   [tags: Art] 1991 words
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Soccer - Procedures 1. The team that wins the coin toss may choose to kick off or defend the goal of its choice. 2. All players must be on their own half of the field before the kickoff takes place. 3. Defensive players must be outside the center circle, at least ten yards away from the ball, for the kickoff. Players 1. Each team has up to eleven players; one is the goalkeeper. The other players are known as defenders, midfielders, and forwards, or strikers. 2. In major competitions, a team may not use more than three substitutions in a game....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Brazil, Soccer, and Racism - Brazil, Soccer, and Racism Soccer was first brought to Brazil by the English, and at first was passed on to the Brazilian elites. As time went on every class began to play this new sport. Soccer became immensely popular and widely played. Many blacks (lower/working-class) found soccer as a way to improve their oppressed lives. On the other hand the whites (upper-class) found it as a way control the threatening lower-class energy. This view of the upper-class led them to create a commercialized soccer, in order to get the masses to play, in a way that ensured social tranquility....   [tags: American History] 1531 words
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The Defensive Side of Soccer - The game of soccer has many different dimensions. One of these dimensions is defense. There are two main aspects of defense. The first aspect is mental defense and the second aspect is physical defense. While each of these aspects seems simple, there are many components that go into them. Mastering the art of defense is key component to winning the game of soccer. It has often been said and proven true that a successful defense creates a successful offense. One of the most important parts of mental defense is the concept of being alert....   [tags: Sports] 512 words
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Soccer is my Hobby - Soccer is my Hobby Why soccer is my hobby. Everybody has different hobbies that he or she would like to do for fun or relaxation. They can be either physical activities like jogging, football, swimming, skateboarding… or mental activities like reading, watching movies, playing computers… and depend on each personality. For me, soccer is my hobby because it’s part of my life and I cannot live without it. Living in country like Vietnam, soccer is the king of sport. That is why it is not surprising that my childhood has grown up with the soccer’s ball until today....   [tags: Art] 563 words
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Argentina, Soccer, and Racism - Argentina, Soccer, and Racism Soccer in Argentina, is an important way of life, for most young people, it is the only way of life. Children would clear pastures (fields) of rocks, and mark the goals off with stones. The people were so poor that there was no ball, they used women's stockings all wrapped up together. From a very young age the children were taught to play for the love of the game, nothing else. For these young children, Argentine soccer was a way of life, not just a sport, it defined who these people were....   [tags: American History] 1129 words
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Soccer Changed My Life - Many things have helped to shape my identity to make me the person I am. The most influential thing that has shaped me is my culture. One of the biggest pieces of my culture that has done this is my participation in sports. Out of the sports I play, high school soccer has shaped me the most. Soccer in high school shaped my identity by making me more social, a leader, and open minded about diversity. Soccer has guided me in many ways to become the person I am. Especially in high school, the sport has showed me how to be much more cooperative and open with others....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself] 728 words
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Computer Creativity in Soccer - Computer Creativity in Soccer Studies concerning computer creativity in art and music have been central issues in the field of Artificial Intelligence for over thirty years, and several scholars of computer science are optimistic that computers will eventually be able to create original works (Miranda, 16), but not until recently had any computer programmer pursued Artificial Intelligence in athletics. This is a particularly daunting field because our knowledge of robotics is still very primitive, but this does not merit neglecting further investigation....   [tags: Technology Artificial Intelligence Essays]
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Soccer Scholarship Essay 1 - Soccer Scholarship Essay 1 Let me introduce myself. My name is Heather Smith; I'm 18 years old and am a senior at Suttons Bay High School. I was born and raised here and have attended Suttons Bay Schools for 13 years. My hobbies include playing socer, spending time with ym friends, music, art, snowboarding, biking, working out and traveling. Six years ago I startedmy love of travel when I had the opportunity to travel on a 16-day European History trip to the countries of England, France, Italy, Switzerland and germany with family and friends....   [tags: Scholarship Essays] 546 words
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Personal Narrative- Soccer Injury - Personal Narrative- Soccer Injury I went into my junior spring soccer season kind of sad, my past coach, wasn't going to be our team coach this year. I wasn't really depressed though, because I had tons of friends that were playing this year. One of the great things about soccer is that it is not a school-sanctioned sport. To me this said that I was able to play another season of soccer with my friends from Paonia and Hotchkiss without the normal High School rivalry between these schools. Year after year, the schools pulled pranks on each other, sometimes nothing big, but sometimes something big....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1497 words
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Physical Fitness for Soccer - Physical Fitness for Soccer Even though my position is a goalkeeper I still need to carry out the same activities as an outfield player because a goalkeeper still has a role to play. He must have strong muscles for goal kicks and strong-arm muscles to enable him to throw the ball. · Muscular Endurance - To keep the muscles contracting for the full length of the match without them becoming tired or weak....   [tags: Papers] 451 words
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Soccer Hooliganism - Soccer Hooliganism The problem of soccer hooliganism has its roots deep in social development and is associated with aggression and maturation rituals. Furthermore, the media has negatively impacted the problem by publicizing, and exaggerating hooligan activities. Although the exact definition of hooliganism is rather open-ended, it can be characterized as violence toward opposing fans, players, and refs or destruction of objects inside or around the stadium. Violent incidents that occur following a game that fans perpetrate are also often considered acts of hooliganism (Soccer 2)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Female and ACL injuries - A 16 year old, female high school soccer player, Lindsey Robinson tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) from a soccer game. Interestingly, she was not the only one in her team who injured her ACL, but also several of her teammates have torn the same ligament as well during the soccer season. Lephart (2002) found that women involved in physical activity are more susceptible to acquire the ACL injuries than men who are involved in the same physical activity (as cited in Ogden, 2002). According to “ACL Injury Prevention” (2004), the numbers on female ACL ruptures have been increased for the past ten year....   [tags: Sports, Soccer] 1242 words
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Practicing Soccer - For my 8 week training activity, I choose to practice soccer to improve various aspects of my physical health. I will try to improve my endurance most importantly. I feel that it is the my weakest physical aspect. I will practice soccer dribbles, because they obviously require technique, I will also practice to move with and without the ball at my control. It is not easy to do, but eventually, I will succeed. As I said earlier, I will improve my endurance. I will jog everyday for 30 minutes( starting) and eventually, I will jog more and more for a longer period of time....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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Heartbeat of a City: The Influence of Soccer in Rome - Heartbeat of a City: The Influence of Soccer in Rome The first time I went to Italy the taxi driver that picked my parents and I up at Rome’s Fiumicino airport had his radio turned to a station playing a Serie A soccer match between two Italian powerhouse teams, AS Roma and Turin’s Juventus FC. At first I just assumed the low-level, even sound of the announcers voice was merely a talk radio show, but as I heard the excitement in his voice build as each team became closer to scoring, and the background sounds of the crowds chanting and singing for their teams I began to understand the phenomenon that calico, the Italian word for soccer, was in Italy....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 3202 words
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Personal Narrative- Soccer State Championship - Personal Narrative- Soccer State Championship On February 28, 2005, I experienced one of the most exciting events that anyone could ever experience – winning a State Championship. The day my soccer team made history is a day I’ll never forget. However it is not just that day we won the title, but the whole experience of the preceding season that got us there. From start to finish, my team’s 2004-2005 season taught me that the platitude is true. You can do anything you set your mind to. From before day one, all our minds were set....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 642 words
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The Social Interaction of a Men’s Soccer Team - The Social Interaction of a Men’s Soccer Team In the field of Anthropology, there have been numerous studies on soccer and the different social plays that the sport contains. Groundbreaking and controversial writings such as Marcelo Mario Suarez-Orozco’s, A Study of Argentine Soccer: The Dynamics of Its Fans and Their Folklore (1982) study the fans and symbolism that surround the game. However, a key element that is often disregarded by anthropologists is the players themselves. Dismissed as the realm of journalists, most studies seem to shy away from the social interaction and symbolism that occurs within the team, and instead focus on how the fans view the game and the games role and sym...   [tags: Anthropology Sports Athletics Essays]
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Tactical Games Model: A Practical Approach To Skill Development - ... Thirdly, the physical education instructor should provide different sorts of drills to help improve their students on different parts of the game. An example of self-improvement throughout the game could be 3v3 passing drills; two teams of three students would have to pass eachother the ball within a confined space, a square of plastic cones, and this will help benefit the use of students' teammates to communicate to help themselves remain possession throughout the drill. These drills could help students realize what they have been lacking throughout their game, individual skills and team-based skills too....   [tags: soccer, physical education, tactical games]
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Kicking It To Goal State - In 1996, IBM computer scientists developed a chess-playing computer named Deep Blue. Not only did people doubt that it would have the ability to beat a world champion, they found it to be ludicrous that it would be able to beat any average joe. The media was in for a shock when on May 11th, 1997 under regular timed situations, Deep Blue beat the world champion at the time, Garry Kasparov at a game of chess. IBM's Deep Blue innovation has acted as the springboard for the basis of Robocup, and the notion of soccer-playing robots....   [tags: Robot Soccer Technology] 1441 words
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Biography of Cesc Fabregas - Biography of Cesc Fabregas The rise to stardom of a young soccer sensation by the name of "Francesc Cesc Fabregas Soler" has been nothing short of remarkable. Better known as Cesc Fabregas, Cesc has achieved more in his career at the slender age of 20 years old then most soccer players have achieved in their whole careers, and yet his skills and stardom can only increase with more seasons behind him Cesc Fabregas was born on the May 4, 1987 in Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, Spain. He was destined to be a soccer player and was signed up by Spanish giants Barcelona FC at the age of 13 as a trainee....   [tags: Soccer Athletics Sports Biography] 959 words
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