Soccer Basic Rules For Kids

Soccer Basic Rules For Kids

Soccer is a team sport. Each team has 11 players on the field at once.

The teams have an offense and a defense, with a goalkeeper in each goal.

The goalie can use their hands while in the goalie box. The rest of the team has to use their feet.

Scoring in the other team’s goal means one point for the team that scores.

The team with the most points wins.

There are two halves in soccer, and the time in each half depends on how old the players are. A standard soccer game is 90 minutes, played in 45 minute halves.

Players have to wear a uniform, shin guards, and soccer cleats.

Soccer cleats are meant to help running in grass by digging into the ground.

Shin guards protect the player's shins.

Plays that are considered dangerous are penalized.

Referees maintain specific rules such as the hand rule and dangerous play rules.

Players can get a yellow card for smaller offences and unsportsmanlike conduct, while larger breaks in the rules result in a red card.