Football 101

What’s the football?

  • Football is the world’s most popular form of sport, being played in every nation without exception. The most widespread code is association football or soccer. The sport has a rich history though it was formalized as we know it today by the establishment of the Football Association in 1863
  • A ​game ​played between two ​teams of eleven ​people, where each ​team ​tries to ​win by ​kicking a ​ball into the other team’s ​goal
  • A game played by two teams of 11 players each on a rectangular, 100-yard-long field with goal lines and goalposts at either end, the object being to gain possession of a ball and advance it in running or passing plays across the opponent’s goal line or kick it through the air between the opponent’s goalposts.

  • Football is the technical sport that use all body except arms for individual players
  • It needs dribble, kick, shooting, pass etc., for individual skills
  • It needs tactic and strategy for a team play how to use place and space
  • It needs coordination and balance for a team, moreover players need to have football intelligence, mind-set, personal physical ability for competition.

Sport & game


Factors of Success in Sports

  • Football needs competitive capability to be an professional like that physical and mental ability

  • For a professional player it needs personal character, talent, mentality,  hard work, positive environment, timing.

  • Young athletes need a variety of physical skills and attributes to succeed in sports. These include strength, flexibility, speed, agility, balance, quickness, footwork, coordination and vertical leap

  • There is a range of physical and mental components that contribute to successful performance in sports.

  • Each sport and activity requires a specific set of these skills.

  • Fitness is just one of the factors, and for many sports plays a major role in success.

  • In addition, there are psychological factors, then many more minor factors including supply of equipment, opportunity for training, expertise in coaching and skill teaching, nutritional status, a good support network, funding etc.