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Indoor Soccer

If you can’t wait for spring to play soccer, take your game indoors. The walls and the lack of grass might take some time to get used to, but regardless - it’s still futbol!

Indoor Soccer- Indoor vs. Outdoor

  • A normal indoor soccer venue is smaller than a regulation outdoor field. Indoor soccer is typically played on a turf-covered hockey rink or a hardwood basketball court.
  • Goals are also smaller and there are fewer players on the field. Outdoor soccer teams usually comprise of 11 players on each team, while an indoor team has six.
  • Indoor soccer fields have walls, so if the ball hits them - then the ball is still in play. The only out of bounds is when a goes over those walls.
  • Since turf and hardwood hurt when you fall on them, you are not allowed to slide tackle an opponent.
  • Similar to basketball, some indoor soccer leagues have goals that are worth more points depending on the distance from which it is scored.
  • Indoor Soccer – How to Get Involved

    There are usually indoor soccer leagues in all cities and towns. Typically there are leagues you can join for all seasons, except summer. The season usually lasts for two months and between eight to 10 games. You can usually join an indoor soccer league by the time you are eight years old.

    Indoor Soccer – Health Benefits

    Playing soccer, whether it is indoor or outdoor, is an excellent cardiovascular activity. You must already be in decent shape to start playing, or else this sport will kick your butt instantly! It is a good idea to do some running or rollerblading in the weeks leading up to playing soccer. Playing soccer will improve your stamina, leg strength, agility and endurance.

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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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