KiXX Kid Columnist For A Day
Tuesday, April 8, 2003
By William Feldman
Last year, I was given a great opportunity by a local newspaper to become a kid columnist. One of my goals was to try to follow a sports team. By the kindness of David Deal, Public Relations Manager of the Philadelphia Kixx, my dream came true. I was able to come to many of the games.
When I first started going to the Kixx games, I knew very little about the game or the players. The game is fast paced and very exciting. You can never take your eyes off the game because there is always something happening. Here is a quick summary of the game. Indoor soccer consists of a goalkeeper and five field players. The field players are divided into: defenders, forwards and midfielders. The goalkeeper's job is to keep the other team from scoring; the defender's job is to stop the opposing team from reaching the goalkeeper; the forward is responsible for scoring goals and the midfielder has to keep pressure in the opposing teams' zone and keep the opposing team from entering their zone. A power-play goal is scored when a team has an extra player on the field due to a penalty call. A penalty kick occurs after a penalty is called inside the penalty area. A player is given a free kick from a spot 24 feet away from the goal.
Photos by Pedro Cancel
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