Basic Soccer Skills


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Which of the following best captures the ideal relationship between power and accuracy of shooting in soccer?

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1. What is the purpose of trapping the ball?

2. Which of the following is NOT a soccer tackling variation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of basic soccer skills. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the likely trajectory of a ball based on where on its surface it is kicked.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Trapping a ball
  • Variations of tackling
  • Reasons for a goalie to come off the goal line

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the basic skills of soccer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tackling variations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relationship between power and accuracy in shooting

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Basic Soccer Skills. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the purpose of dribbling
  • Recognize when throw-ins occur
  • Know the most important skills for a goalkeeper
  • Understand the best method for scoring on a header
  • Identify which parts of the foot are used for accuracy and for power