Soccer And Soccer Vs. Soccer Essay

775 Words Nov 19th, 2015 4 Pages
The struggle between sports will always exist amongst the fans. Fans will debate that their sport is better than the next. The best ways to distinguish the sports are by action, the live play, and the amount of skills needed to succeed in the sport. The most common comparison is football and soccer, however the real similarities to soccer are shown in basketball. I am here to say that soccer and basketball are very similar, in ways of multiple skills that are used, including tackling, intercepting, shooting, and blocking, the set up of the rules (out of bounds, overtime, illegal ball handling), the federations behind the sports (MLS and NBA), the team sport aspect as well as the individual play, and the overall speed of play. Soccer has more than just one skill needed. The average soccer player needs to be able to kick the ball with multiple parts of their foot in order to get the effect you want on the ball; he/she needs to be able to dribble to an extent. Basketball is very similar, in basketball depending on how the player would like to throw the ball he/she needs to know how to release the ball, as well as need to be able to dribble and drive forward. Even though the sports are different in the sense that in one the hands are used, and the other the feet are used, they both have similar skills. In soccer in order to score, the player needs to have the ability to place the ball with accuracy past the goalie. In the same instance, basketball players have to throw the…

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