Author Archives: Bench Warmer 20

About Bench Warmer 20

I've played soccer since I was 7 years old. I've always been a starter on my teams except for High School and College. So here is a compilation of my experiences from being a soccer player and a bench warmer.

Life Without Soccer

When you do something for 14 of your 20 years in life, you would think it may be hard to quit. Missing everything about it, finding nothing to do but crave that thing that use to consume so much time. … Continue reading

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Kids

Here’s a break from the normal soccer stuff. I ran into this situation and I just had to tell it. Kids. They are hilarious and they don’t even realize it half the time. I was out at a restaurant the … Continue reading

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Broken Promises

Ever got promised something but never received it? It’s frustrating, no matter what the “prize” is. Whether its ice cream, a free dinner, or even tickets to Disney World it can be a real bummer to be let down like … Continue reading

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Off Sides Part Deux

Alright, so hopefully that video helped. However, the most complicated thing about off sides is not only the definition or the fact that it relies on the last defender or the ball. The most frustration thing about off sides is … Continue reading

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Offside what??

A player has a break away. He is almost to the goal and all of the defenders are behind him. His other forward is just ahead of him and he knows that he himself does not have the ability to … Continue reading

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Nothing Beats This

Running down the field as fast as possible, she sees an opening to pass the ball to her other forward. It goes right to her. She continues running and finds an open spot right in front of the goal. She … Continue reading

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“A” for effort doesn’t apply here.

Seven out of 15. That’s about 46 percent, which in most school systems constitutes as failing. 22 out of 30 is about 73 percent which is normally a “C-“. Most people don’t try their hardest just to get a “C-“, … Continue reading

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Soccer is Awesome Because of Goals.

So there is often this question of, why is the score of most soccer games so low? Other sports have higher scoring games such as football, basketball, and baseball. Could it be because of the amount of players on the … Continue reading

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45 minutes is no big deal, right?

So there are no time-outs in soccer, big deal! You’ve got subs, right? Well you would think that with 25+ girls on the team that more than 12 players will actually get to see playing time. Big misconception. Take it … Continue reading

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Why are there no time-outs?

Soccer has 45 minute halves, so why in the world are there no time-outs? Other sports have quarters and periods that take less time than 45 minutes and they get time-outs. So why does soccer not? Well, some people suggest … Continue reading

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