Soccer Preseason Training Tips
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The Team Trips squad are continuously working hard to find the best hotels, and resorts at some of the best locations all over this beautiful country we call Australia. Some of these destinations include beaches with some of the hottest babes, and surf you see on the big screen. Here at Team Trips we understand how hard you and your team have worked all year, and now it’s time to reward the boys and girls with a trip to a destination that will make this soccer trip a memorable one. Kick off your shoes mate, your hard work is done, we’ve got this.
Where To Stay
Here at Wicked Team Trips we are very aware that every sports team is unique. We’ve sourced all the best accommodation suppliers and found all the best places for your team to rest your head at the end of a wild day. Choose from 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments, penthouses and party houses. Australia’s no.1 sport team accommodation provider.
How to get here
The Wicked Team Trips bookings department can take care of all your group flights to ensure the soccer teams get to your destination and transferred to your accommodation together. Once the bookings team have your destination, dates, amount of people and extra requirements for travel they will be able to provide you with all the availabilities to best suit your team. The bookings team will then make bookings on behalf of the group. Wicked Team Trips are ATAS accredited and certified so you can count on a reputable bookings agent to make the process stress free.
At the end of the year there is nothing better then celebrating your teams performances and effort for the year. The end of the season is only the beggining of the next so why not finish off the season with a Girls Soccer Team getaway. The girls with love spending time bonding as group over activities and having a great time. Take a look out our girls soccer team packages.
Don’t leave the end of season soccer trip to the last minute. Why not let the party planning team here at Team Trips take care of your group getaway with the boys. You can start preparing for the next year with some quality team bonding time. Through doing activities as a group will bring the players together. We have a number of packages available to suit all budgets, group sizes and abilities.
The Hyundai A-League consists of a Regular Season and a Finals Series (featuring the top six (6) Clubs from the Regular Season), the winner of which will be crowned Hyundai A-League Champions.
The Hyundai A-League Regular Season is played over twenty-seven (27) Rounds with each Club playing each other three (3) times.
The following points will be awarded for Matches during the Regular Season:
At the completion of the Regular Season Clubs are ranked from one (1) through to ten (10), with the first six (6) Clubs progressing to the Finals Series. The position of each Club will be determined based on the following criteria:
The top six (6) Clubs at the conclusion of the Regular Season will progress to the Finals Series.
The selection of Venues, dates and kick-off times for all Finals Series Matches, including the Grand Final, will be at the sole and absolute discretion of FFA and a decision to allocate a Venue, dates and kick-off time may be made based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, venue availability, broadcaster preferences, player welfare, security, commercial, marketing and financial considerations.
If, at the conclusion of the regular period in any Match in the Finals Series, the scores between the two (2) Clubs are tied, then extra time of two (2) equal periods of fifteen (15) minutes will be played. The conditions of the Laws of the Game will apply.
If scores remain equal at the conclusion of both periods of extra time, penalty kicks will be taken, in accordance with the FIFA Laws of the Game, to determine the winner of the Match.
The history of soccer began more than 2000 years ago and is traced back to Ancient China. The first known examples of a team game involving a ball was made out of a rock. According to some sources, the ball would symbolise the sun and the captain of the losing team would be sacrificed to the gods. The first known ball game which involved kicking, took place in China in the 3rd and 2nd century BC. Greece, Rome, and parts of Central America also claim to have started the sport, but it was England that transitioned soccer into the game we know it as today.
The English recorded the first uniform ruled for the sport, including forbidding players tripping opponents and touching the ball with your hands. As the sport progressed, more rules were implemented and more historical landmarks were set, such as the penalty kick being introduced in 1891. FIFA became a member of the International Football Association Board of Great Britain in 1913 and red and yellow cards were introduced during the 1970 World Cup finals.
Soccer is the most played outdoor team sport in Australia and ranks in the top ten for television audience. Modern soccer was introduced in Australia in the late 19th century by British immigrants. The first club that was formed in the country was known as the Wanderers and was founded on 3rd August 1880 in Sydney. A semi-professional national league, the National Soccer League, was introduced in 1977, which was then replaced by a full professional league, the A-League in 2004. The A-League contributed to a major rise in the popularity of the sport. The first recorded match in Sydney un the Laws of the Game was between the Wanderers and members of the Kings School rugby team at Parramatta. In 1883 the Balgownie Ranges was founded which is the oldest existing club in Australia. Later that year, the first intercolonial game was played at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground.
As soccer continued to grow throughout Australia, John Fletcher’s New South Wales soccer association gave inspiration to other states to establish their own governing bodies for the sport. In 1884, Victoria formed its own association, as did Queensland. Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia then followed shortly after. It is through these developments that soccer gained much popularity and is known as the sport it is today.
A League Soccer Game Time: 90 minutes
A professional soccer/football game is 90 minutes long. At the end of each 45-minute half, the referee can add any number of additional minutes of play according to any stoppages during the game.
There are 11 players on each team, so 22 players on the field at one time. Each team has one designated goal keeper and 10 outfield players which are usually specialised in attacking or defending.
Soccer cleats (shoes) – gives players better traction on the ground
Shin guards – to protect from injury
Gloves for the goal keeper
The soccer season in Australia for most grades operates from early March to September.