Bounce Step: When engaging a ball carrier this is a backwards step or bounce designed to prevent your momentum being used against you.
Indirect Free Kick: A method to restart the match after a foul has been committed. The ball may not be played directly into the goal for a score. That is, a second player, friend or foe, must touch the ball before a goal can be scored.
Sweeper: A center back who plays behind the other backs in a man marking system. He does not have specific marking responsibilities. His main role is to provide support for the pressure defender and prevent through balls from being successfully completed against his defense.
Tackle: The attempt to dispossess a ball carrier. Shoulder tackle, Slide tackle and Block tackles are examples.
Throw-in: A method to restart the match awarded to the team who did not play the ball out of play over the touch (side) line.
Trapping: Gaining control of the ball by using any legal part of the body including the feet, chest or head.
Volley: A striking technique used to play a flighted ball before it touches the ground.
Vision: The ability to see the big picture of the game in conjunction with the smaller picture of the ball. the ability of a player to recognize space, where his teammates are and where the opponents are simultaneously.
Wall: A group of defenders aligned shoulder to shoulder 10 yards in front of an opponent taking a free kick.
Wall Pass: A give-and-go combination of passes. This occurs when two attacking players isolate a single defender and work together to get beyond him. The ball carrier passes to a teammate abreast of the defender then advances forward in such a way as to place the defender between himself and the ball before receiving a return pass from his teammate at a point beyond the defender.
Wing: The wide channels on the field. The area of the field along the touch (side) lines. Also a player who plays in the outside channels along the touch line.
Yellow Card: The referee may issue a yellow card as a caution to a player that his infraction of the rules was of a serious nature. More than a common foul but does not rise to the criteria of reckless of dangerous played required for a red card.
Zonal Defending: A defensive strategy in which defenders guard an area of the field, a channel, and the opponents in that area rather than marking any one particular player.