Basic Soccer Game Principles Quiz

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Step onto the soccer field of knowledge with our Basic Soccer Game Principles Quiz. This quiz is your playbook for understanding the fundamental elements that make soccer the beautiful game. Whether you're a seasoned player, a devoted fan, or a newcomer eager to explore the sport, these questions cover essential aspects of soccer strategy, rules, and terminology. From positions and formations to the nuances of scoring, each question will test your understanding of the game's core principles. Kick off your soccer knowledge journey and challenge yourself with this quiz that celebrates the global passion for the sport. Score goals of Read morewisdom as you navigate through the rules and tactics that shape the world's most beloved game. Take the Basic Soccer Game Principles Quiz and showcase your soccer savvy!


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

    Correct Answer
    C. Shoulder Tackle
    Explanation
    Poke tackle - is a front foot poke away. Block tackle - back foot inside of foot tackle to steal the ball. Slide tackle - to push the ball away from the attacker.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Stand sideways to the opponent and control the ball with the foot farthest from the opponent.
    Explanation
    The player should be between the opponent and the ball

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Keeping the ball in close control of feet at all times
    Explanation
    Running with the ball - space ahead means the ball should be moved in stride, with laces, toe down and locked and pushed ahead into space. Small touches/close control slows down the player.

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  • 4. 

     ..........is a type of turn away from pressure.

    Correct Answer
    dragback
    hook turn
    cruyff
    stepover
    cut
    Explanation
    The given answer options are all types of turns away from pressure in football. A dragback involves pulling the ball back with the sole of the foot, a hook turn is a quick 180-degree turn, a Cruyff turn is a deceptive move where the player pretends to pass or cross the ball, a stepover involves quickly moving the foot over the ball to deceive the opponent, and a cut is a sudden change in direction by pushing the ball to one side and quickly moving in the opposite direction.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is a move to beat an opponent?

    • A.

      Cruyff

    • B.

      Matthews

    • C.

      Hook turn

    Correct Answer
    B. Matthews
    Explanation
    Matthews is a move used in soccer to beat an opponent. It is named after the English footballer Stanley Matthews, who was known for his exceptional dribbling skills. The Matthews move involves quickly changing direction while running with the ball, confusing the defender and creating space to advance towards the goal. This move is effective in one-on-one situations and requires good agility and control of the ball.

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  • 6. 

    .....is the name a two-player combination used to penetrate an opponent's defense?

    Correct Answer
    Overlap
    give and go
    wall pass
    underlap
    double post
    Explanation
    The correct answer is wall pass. A wall pass is a two-player combination used to penetrate an opponent's defense. It involves one player passing the ball to a teammate and then quickly running past the defender to receive the ball back in a better position. This creates an overlap and allows the attacking player to bypass the defender and continue the attack. Give and go, overlap, underlap, and double post are all valid soccer terms but do not specifically refer to a two-player combination used to penetrate an opponent's defense.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Using a long, sweeping follow-through of the kicking leg
    Explanation
    A properly performed chip needs to have backspin. This will slow down the speed of the ball and also make it easier for your teammates to get control over the ball. No follow-through is needed.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True, it should be over and inline with the ball
    Explanation
    In order to execute an instep shot successfully, the knee of the kicking leg should be over and inline with the ball at the moment the foot makes contact. This position allows for maximum power and accuracy in the shot. If the knee is slightly behind the ball, it can result in a weaker shot with less control. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Inside
    Explanation
    the inside of the foot provides the largest surface of the foot to allow for better control.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Penetrate the opponents defence
    Explanation
    The first Attacking Principle of Play is to penetrate the opponents' defense. This means that the team's main objective should be to break through the defensive line of the opposing team and create scoring opportunities. By successfully penetrating the defense, the attacking team can create openings, exploit weaknesses, and ultimately increase their chances of scoring goals. This principle emphasizes the importance of being proactive and assertive in attacking play, rather than simply relying on shooting, passing, or getting wide.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Pressure, chase and stop opponent getting forward
    Explanation
    The first defending principle of play is to pressure, chase, and stop the opponent from getting forward. This means that the defending team should apply pressure on the opponent, chase them down, and prevent them from advancing towards their goal. By doing so, they can disrupt the opponent's attacking play and regain possession of the ball. This principle focuses on proactive defending and preventing the opponent from creating scoring opportunities.

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  • 12. 

    Name a type of technical header.

    Correct Answer
    defensive
    attacking
    flick
    redirect
    Explanation
    The given options "defensive, attacking, flick, redirect" are all types of technical headers in football. A defensive header is used to clear the ball away from the team's own goal, while an attacking header is used to direct the ball towards the opponent's goal. A flick header involves redirecting the ball with a quick and subtle movement of the head, often used to surprise the opponent. A redirect header is used to change the direction of the ball, usually towards a teammate or a specific area on the field.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Move toward and get inline with flight of the ball
    C. Determine the surface to be used for controlling the ball
    Explanation
    When receiving a ball out of the air, it is important to move toward and get in line with the flight of the ball. This allows the player to position themselves correctly and have better control over the ball. Additionally, determining the surface to be used for controlling the ball is crucial as it helps the player decide whether to use their foot, chest, or head to receive the ball effectively. These technical coaching points ensure that the player can successfully receive and control the ball in a controlled manner.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The ankle is locked and toe is pointed downward
    Explanation
    in both cases, the non-kicking foot is planted aside the ball and the follow-through is toward the target. It is the position of the ankle, locked downward in this case, that is the main difference.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Driven pass
    Explanation
    The given description describes a driven pass technique. A driven pass is a long pass along the ground where the player does not follow through up into the air with the kicking foot. Instead, the kicking foot is stopped at the point of contact, resulting in less air under the ball. This technique is used to drive the ball forward with power and accuracy along the ground.

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