Coaching Football Quiz

Coaches, this quiz will help you test your knowledge of Special Olympics Football.

1) Special Olympics soccer competitions include which of the following outdoor team divisions?

  • 5-a-side and 11-a-side
  • 7-a-side and 11-a-side
  • 11-a-side only
  • 5-a-side, 7-a-side and 11-a-side
2) During Special Olympics 5-a-side and 7-a-side soccer competitions, what happens when the ball passes over a sideline?

  • A kick in
  • A throw in
  • The game continues if no advantage is gained
  • None of the above
3) Following goalie throw-ins, the ball must touch the ground or another player before crossing the midfield line.

  • True
  • False
4) Off-sides rules are enforced in Special Olympics 5-a-side and 7-a-side soccer competitions. 

  • True
  • False
5) Lineups for Unified Sports 11-a-side soccer competitions must include what combination of athletes and partners?

  • 8 athletes and 3 partners
  • 6 athletes and 5 partners
  • 4 athletes and 7 partners
6) When teaching dribbling, the most important aspects to emphasize are _________.

  • Power and speed
  • Ball rotation and trajectory
  • Balance and coordination
  • All of the above
7) When teaching athletes how to shoot, it is important for them to approach the ball __________.

  • Straight on
  • Slightly from the side
  • None of the above
8) When teaching athletes how to pass, __________ is the starting point for success.

  • Kick speed
  • Bent knee angle
  • Eye contact with the intended receiver
  • None of the above
9) When selecting a goalkeeper, it is important to look for strength in which of the following characteristics?

  • Confidence and communication
  • Quick and secure hands
  • Kicking ability
  • All of the above
10) If an athlete continually kicks the ball in the air, she or he is probably __________.

  • Making contact with the ball too low
  • Making contact with the ball too high
  • Kicking too slow
  • Kicking too fast

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