UW Men's Soccer Using Their Heads
Known as a widely recognized sport and training technique throughout the world, soccer tennis utilizes only the feet and head and is a great way to polish soccer skills through juggling and heading the ball across the net.
"A lot of professional teams around the world have a soccer tennis court at their training facilities," said UW men's coach Dean Wurzberger. "It is a really great way to improve skills, get a bit of a workout and have fun playing it. Our players really enjoy playing and it can be come quite competitive."
The rules are very similiar to the game of tennis. Here are the playing rules, according to www.SoccerTennis.org:
"A player has two attempts to execute a kick-off and must play the ball out off his hands behind the service line, either per volley or drop kick. Ball can land anywhere on the opposing team side.
The kick-off must bounce on the opposing team side before being played by the receiver. Kick-off receiver is allowed to take two touches. The ball can not touch the ground between the two touches.
The receiving team is allowed to touch the ball a maximum of 3 times before returning the ball to the opposing team. (IMPORTANT NOTE: The two touches used by a receiving player off the kick-off count as 1 team touch). The ball can be directly returned to the opposing team, if desired.
The ball is allowed to touch the ground a maximum of two times on a team�s side before being returned. Ball contacts must be interrupted by a player touching it. (Ball cannot bounce twice in a row without being touched.) Ball must also be returned out of the air. (Ball cannot bounce from one side to the other without being touched.)".
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