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Rules of the Game A soccer player takes a free kick, while the defense forms a "wall" to try to block the ball

The two basic “states of play” during a game are ball in play and ball out of play. Each half starts with a kick-off and continues until the end of the playing period. The ball is in play at all times, except when either the ball leaves the field or play is stopped by the referee.

Athlete Performance Player battling for control of the soccer ball

Professional coaches will tell you that the average athlete needs to train about twenty hours a week to become professional and to remain competitive. When you break it down, that means that to get all of the training you need to become “professional”, it’ll take 8,ooo to 10,000 hours. And there lies OUR problem.