The popularity of soccer in Los Angeles is growing rapidly. Soccer is undoubtedly the world’s favorite spectator sport, popularly known as “football” in most of the world besides the United States. There was a global television audience of 49 billion people for the 2002 World Cup alone. The game is exciting and highly addictive to watch and play. Elysian Valley Soccer Academy is the perfect place to learn how to play the sport and the perfect play to hold a soccer birthday party in Los Angeles.
Professional soccer rules require 11 players per team with 10 playing the field and one goalkeeper. The game is divided into two sets, each one lasts for 45 minutes, with the referee adding “time” based on time being wasted or play being stopped during the periods. The game uses of a round ball about the size of a volleyball and players are limited to using their feet and legs to touch the ball except for the goalkeeper who may use their hands only in his technical area.
Soccer teams score by kicking the ball into the opposing team’s goal. Players work together to advance the ball down the field with the intent to score. There are players that concentrate on defense, others that specialize in offense and of course the goalkeeper who is the last line of defense for their team.
Soccer is considered a non-contact sport and is much less injury prone for players than sports like football, rugby and basketball. Players are usually penalized for rough or unfair play with the use of cards. A yellow card is considered a serious warning, while a red card signifies a flagrant violation. Receiving two yellow cards is equal to getting a red card and the player will receive the same penalty. When a player receives a red card, it means that they had been ejected from the game and cannot be replaced. This leaves the player’s team with fewer players.
We can help you or your kids learn everything about the game, while improving your soccer skills. Our experienced instructors know how to work with all ages and skill levels. Our indoor futsal field is located inside the Evolve Project LA event center in Frogtown. We have soccer camps and soccer leagues forming now. Contact us at the Elysian Valley Soccer Academy today.