The Influence Of Soccer As A Soccer Game

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Everyone has that one special thing. The thing that is comfortable and familiar. The thing that makes every problem, worry, and doubt go away. My thing is soccer. I cannot recall a time in my life where I didn’t have a ball at my feet. Soccer has been a major part of my life ever since I was born. From attending my first soccer game at the young age of one month, playing my first soccer game when I was two years old, and still playing to this day, it is safe to say that soccer has taken over my life. To be a successful soccer player, you need an abundance of different qualities or skills. Good footwork, passing, and shooting are all major components when it comes to the technical side of the game. However, soccer is a very physical sport; and to keep up with your opponent, you need to be aggressive and competitive. At the age of two, physicality can be a scary thing for a little girl. Although I can’t recall it myself, my parents always bring up the meltdown that I had before I played in my first soccer game. They say that right before the game started, I began to cry uncontrollably. My dad, being the coach, came to my side to ask me what the matter was. In response, I told him that I didn’t want to take the ball away from the kids on the other team because it was mean. He then explained to me that my opponents would be trying to take the ball away from me too, and that it was just a part of the game. It is still a running joke that I haven’t been the same
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