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 »

Basketball originated in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891. Its inventor, Dr. James Naismith, worked as a physical education teacher at the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School, or YMCA, which... More »

Soccer can be traced back to a game children played in London, England in the early 19th century. The official rules of the game, known as "football" in England, were drawn up in London in 1863. More »

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FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football, states that the Chinese game cuju is the oldest form of football, also known as soccer, based on scientific evidence. Cuju games were standardized during the Ha... More »

Include a section to review technical abilities, psychosocial traits, tactical skills and physical capabilities on a soccer player evaluation form. Coaches can also provide general comments about the player's overall per... More »

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Some unique soccer team names include Ball Busters, Eleven Wise Monkeys, Penalty Box Heroes and Heaven Eleven. Some other popular team names are Own Goal, Hat Trick Heroes and Scouting For Goals. More »

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According to FIFA estimates, more than 200 countries play the game of soccer. This equates to more than 240 million people playing the sport regularly. Due to the level of participation in the sport, soccer is considered... More »