Since i was 8, soccer has been a big part of my life and everything that I do. For my capstone, instead of going through the process of setting up a soccer game, I decided to create a brochure and a website on soccer 101. At first, I had no idea what I wanted to do or how the final product was going to look but I knew whatever it was, it had to be soccer related.
I changed up what I wanted to do a lot because I wanted to do every possible thing I could, host a game, volunteer, and create my own soccer guide. But I realized trying to do all of them was not possible. Through this capstone, I learned more about soccer and where it originated from. I learned more about professional soccer players and their techniques.
I also learned and realized that even if I stopped playing soccer, it would always be a big part of me because I can incorporate it in almost everything I do. I can relate back to it in a lot of different situations.
Overall this process has definitely been a learning experience for me. It's been very difficult as well but I was able to get through it with the help of my peers and teachers at SLA. I think this project has taught me how to use my resources and it has also taught me that that the core values of SLA will be used during and after this project.
• "How To Play Soccer." How To Play Soccer. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.
In this source, one will find a lot of interesting facts and just things to know about the game of soccer. It breaks down the basics of the game, the rules, and how the game is usually played. This source talks about how many people can play on the field at one time, the amount of goals usually scored in a game, the proper equipment that is to be worn during games, the calls that are made if something is wrong such as a foul or offsides. This source is helpful for someone who doesn’t know much about soccer. It’s a basic 101 on the game and it’s rules.
• "Top 50 Greatest Footballers Of All-Time – Pelé, Maradona, Messi And Ronaldo Included In The Best Soccer Players Ever List." International Business Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.
The 50 greatest soccer players of all time not only gives information on who is and was the best, but it also gives readers insight on how different players played and still play the game. Everyone has a different style and technique they use while playing. From Pelé to Maradona, to Messi and Ronaldo, this article covers everything one would need to know about current and old players. This article also talks about the world cup. To someone who does not know what that is, it’s like a super bowl to football players. Every sport has their big final game between the two teams that have the best record against everyone they have played throughout the season.
• "How to Play Soccer: Soccer Positions." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.
This video from youtube about how to play soccer gives viewers a visual aspect of the game of soccer. It shows viewers the positions on the field and what each position does during the game. It breaks down the defense, offense, and the midfield positions and where they are expected to stand. In the video, it shows different scenarios such as if two players switch positions, what they are expected to do. The
video also shows the stand point on the goalie and what he/she is supposed to be doing during a soccer game. This video is useful and will help someone who doesn’t know how to position their selves on the soccer field or even where to go when the ball is in play.
• "ESPN FC." ESPNFC.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.
This website is one of the main resources people use to read and watch about soccer. It shows the current news on soccer and the old. This website is basically like a news channel, except for it is just about soccer and the ins and outs on it. It gives readers the latest news and updates on what is going on locally and internationally in the soccer world. One can watch live soccer games and talks from new reporters about soccer. There are also different articles one can read about different players and different teams. This website also shows highlights, different teams, different leagues, cups, and more.
• Foutch, Paul. "Paul Foutch: Why Football Is All Too American." N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.
Soccer is a very controversial sport in the United States. A big reason for that is because it is foreign. Soccer was not created in America therefore people generally will have more negative than positive things to say about it. You won’t find as many soccer fans in America than there are football or basketball or even hockey fans. And the number of people that play these popular sports compared to soccer is a big difference. When you think of America, one do not think of soccer. One think of football and the super bowl. Not soccer and the world cup.
• A.mark Williams (Edt), Thomas Reilly. "Science & Soccer." (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.
Science has a lot to do with soccer, let alone just exercise and how the body moves while playing a sport. This book on soccer, science, and the body breaks down how our different body parts move during the game of soccer and what our bones and muscles do when one twists and turns and when one even falls and gets fouled during a game. This book gives readers the in and outs of the body and the muscles one
would use to play soccer. It also shows if these muscles and bones were to get injured in a result of playing soccer.
• "A Spanish Player Tried to Bring His Soccer Skills to the NBA Last Night." The42. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.
Soccer is not the most popular sport in America, but one spanish basketball player found a way to incorporate it into one NBA Basketball game. The first thing a lot of people thought when they first seen the video is that he’s playing the wrong sport, and criticized him for doing so. The NBA player was frustrated during the game, so he decided to take the ball and try to head it into the basket. In soccer, players head the ball into the goal to get a point, or to get the ball to move in another direction. This article shows how soccer can be used as a outlet for many things. Even in another sport.
• "Soccer News, Videos, Scores, Standings, Stats, Teams." FOX Sports. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.
Fox is one of the major networks on televisions for sports. The soccer portion of this website gives readers a lot of useful information on stats, videos, rankings, and even photos and videos. Fox sports is more famous for it’s television sports casts, but online they also have videos and news casts of different soccer games and how they evaluate and break down the game minute by minute. The rest of the website has different sports in the different tabs and one can learn more about them. By visiting this website, people who want to know more about soccer can get a feel for how a professional game is played.
• Dure, Beau. "Youth Sports: For Everyone or Elites?" The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.
America’s obsession with sports is one of many that we may have. But the fact that we pick and choose who can play these sports is kind of crazy. More and more kids play less and exercise less now a days because of their size and because adults do not have the patience to teach children how to exercise. And in sports, either one is a good
player, or a bad player. There is no in between. That determines a lot because if a child feels like they are not good enough they will not want to play and be physically active.
• "25 Greatest Football/Soccer Players of All Time." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.
This video from youtube about how to play soccer gives viewers a visual aspect of the game of soccer. It shows viewers the positions on the field and what each position does during the game. It breaks down the defense, offense, and the midfield positions and where they are expected to stand. This video also shows different major league players and how they play. One could learn a lot from watching this and how professional players play.
I accomplished this goal by asking students to describe their experience at SLA in just one word. How much of an impact SLA had/has on everyone's life.