Dictionary Of Soccer Terms, Concepts & Rules

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Over 400 Detailed Soccer Definitions,
Explanations of Soccer Concepts & Descriptions of Soccer Rules

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How To Use The Soccer Dictionary

  • Click the letter Red letter that the word starts with. For example, click "O" for Offside Rule.
  • The most important soccer concepts are labeled "Key Concept"
  • Terms and concepts that we believe are appropriate to teach by age 10 have a * beside them.

    Please note: This site is designed for recreational coaches. If you are a beginning youth coach, keep in mind that what you try to teach should be based on the age and skill level of your players. We recommend that below age 6 you simply emphasize having fun and familiarity with using the feet to dribble and kick, from ages 6-9 you emphasize basic fundamental techniques, and that you not begin complex concepts until age 10. Our experience has been that everyone will learn more and enjoy the game more if practices and games are fun.