To kick a soccer ball so that it goes into a curve, a soccer player must place a spin on the ball's trajectory with the initial kick. The ball can be struck on either its right or left side, which causes it to spin in th... More » Sports & Active Lifestyle Classic Sports Soccer/Football

Professional soccer players kick soccer balls as fast as 70 miles per hour. However, this speed is only possible with the right amount of force and spin applied to the ball. More »

The earliest form of soccer was played by the Chinese in the second and third centuries. It was called tsu-chu, and was originally intended to be a military training exercise. More »

The dimensions of a soccer ball vary depending on the age group, but the standard circumference of an adult soccer ball is 27 to 28 inches. There are also soccer balls for kids and youth. More » Sports & Active Lifestyle Classic Sports Soccer/Football

The soccer player Lionel Messi plays his club soccer for FC Barcelona and internationally for the Argentina national soccer team. He is widely regarded by many experts to be the best player in the world over the past dec... More »

Anyone wishing to become a professional soccer player must have a great deal of technical skill, be in superb physical condition, develop excellent tactical knowledge and ability and be psychologically prepared for life ... More »

Tips for playing high school soccer include being in peak physical condition, playing at a fast pace, and developing advanced skills, such as passing to open spaces and moving effectively without the ball. Maintaining a ... More » Sports & Active Lifestyle Classic Sports Soccer/Football