Quiz: Basic Soccer Game Principles

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Quiz: Basic Soccer Game Principles

Quiz yourself on basic soccer technical coaching points and introductory principles of play.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of tackle?
    • A. 

      Poke Tackle

    • B. 

      Block Tackle

    • C. 

      Shoulder Tackle

    • D. 

      Slide Tackle

  • 2. 
    How should you position your body when shielding the ball from an opponent?
    • A. 

      Stand sideways to the opponent and control the ball with the foot farthest from the opponent.

    • B. 

      Stand sideways to the opponent with the ball between your feet

    • C. 

      Stand square to the opponent with the ball between your feet

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT correct form when dribbling for speed (running with the ball)?
    • A. 

      Keeping the ball in close control of feet at all times

    • B. 

      Use the laces to move the ball

    • C. 

      Keep body upright and balanced

  • 4. 
     ..........is a type of turn away from pressure.
  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a move to beat an opponent?
    • A. 

      Cruyff

    • B. 

      Matthews

    • C. 

      Hook turn

  • 6. 
    .....is the name a two-player combination used to penetrate an opponent's defense?
  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT correct form when performing a short chip pass?
    • A. 

      Contacting the ball's lower edge with the instep

    • B. 

      Approaching the ball from a slight angle

    • C. 

      Using a long, sweeping follow-through of the kicking leg

  • 8. 
    For the instep shot, the knee of the kicking leg should be over the ball at the moment the foot contacts it?
    • A. 

      True, it should be over and inline with the ball

    • B. 

      False, it should be slightly behind the ball

  • 9. 
    Which would be the most appropriate foot surface for receiving a rolling ball when under pressure of an opponent?
    • A. 

      Outside

    • B. 

      Laces

    • C. 

      Inside

    • D. 

      Sole

  • 10. 
    The first Attacking Principle of Play is to:
    • A. 

      Shoot and score

    • B. 

      Penetrate the opponents defence

    • C. 

      Pass and move

    • D. 

      Get wide and into the opponents half

  • 11. 
    The first defending principle of play is to:
    • A. 

      Win the ball from the opponent

    • B. 

      Man mark an opponent who is closest

    • C. 

      Pressure, chase and stop opponent getting forward

  • 12. 
    Name a type of technical header.
  • 13. 
    When receiving a ball out of the air, which of the following are technical coaching points?
    • A. 

      Move toward and get inline with flight of the ball

    • B. 

      Get inline and let ball hit body

    • C. 

      Determine the surface to be used for controlling the ball

    • D. 

      Remain stationary, wait for ball to come to you before settling it

  • 14. 
    The key difference when using the outside of the foot to pass the ball, instead of the inside of the foot is:
    • A. 

      The non kicking foot is planted behind the ball

    • B. 

      There is no follow through

    • C. 

      The ankle is locked and toe is pointed downward

  • 15. 
    What type of pass technique is described? "for long passes along the ground. When trying to drive the ball with less air under it, the player should not follow through up into the air with the kicking foot. Stop the kicking foot at the point of contact."
    • A. 

      Lofted pass

    • B. 

      Chipped pass

    • C. 

      Driven pass

    • D. 

      Bent pass