Soccer gear has changed over the years by in 2008-09 soccer season a rule was passed stating that shin guards must be appropriately sized and will be checked. If it is the correct size and shape for the player it will be stamped so the checking process will go faster. Also, the gear of the players is checked (and changed) if the gear is not rule compliant.
Throughout history, people from across the world played versions of what we now know as soccer using their own rules. For instance, the Chinese, in 1000 B.C., played using balls made of animal skins. Kings would order the chopping off of prisoners' heads and they would be kicked around.
Today, the equipment is regulated in the official game of soccer or football according to FIFA rules. Cleats, jerseys, a regulated sized field, goal posts, balls, referees and players comprise the basic set of equipment.
Since soccer was first codified in England over 100 years ago, the equipment has remained the same: shirt with sleeves, shorts, socks, shin guards, and shoes. The only things that have changed are the quality in materials and technology to make the equipment lighter, stronger, and more comfortable.
Soccer (Association Football) is one of a group of football codes which can trace their origins back 900 years to ball games played in medieval Europe. However, there were similar ball games played hundreds if not thousands of years earlier. Throughout world history people have played sports involving a ball using hands, feet and sticks. Each had their own rules so there was no definitive global definition of any one sport. Not all of these ball games share a common origin indeed from first principles the majority were created as sports in their own right. Most of there games died out and there is no hard evidence any ball game played before c.1100 A.D. contributed to the evolution of football. The word "football" is from the English language from the term 'foot ball' the earliest known spelling of which is "fote-ball". Although there are no verifiable connections to earlier ball games some ancient games do agree with the historical definition of 'foot ball' meaning 'a ball game played on foot'. These ball games can be traced back to all kinds of cultures from all over the world and include the following:
Â· Ancient Egypt - There is evidence dating back to 2500 BC that supports the idea that ancient Egyptians played various ball games on foot one of which was played in fields prior to the river Nile annual flooding as part of a fertility invocation. Although the exact nature of this game is unknown linen balls, some wrapped in catgut to give them better bounce, have been recovered from Egyptian tombs.
Â· Episkyros - Ancient Greek ball game played from at least 4th centaury BC or "Ï†Î±Î¹Î½Î¯Î½Î´Î±" (phaininda), was mentioned by a Greek playwright, Antiphanes (388-311 BC) and later referred to by the Christian theologian Clement of Alexandria (c.150-c.215 AD). This is the oldest known ball game with similarities to football.
Â· Cuju - A ball game from China "Tsu'Chu"played between 3rd century and 1st century BC which is played with the feet and has some resemblance to Association Football.
Â· Harpastum - meaning 'small ball game' was a Romanised version Greek team game "á¼Ï€Î¯ÏƒÎºÏ…ÏÎ¿Ï‚" (episkyros). The exact age of Harpastum is unknown; however, as the Romans conquered Grease in 146 B.C. so it would have been from then. The game is played between to teams and has striking similarities to ball games which emerged 1000 years later in Medieval Europe. Harpastum was taken to the Roman Province of Britannia where it was recorded that ball kicking games were already been played by the native Celts of Albion (Britain). How this Celtic ball game was played is unknown but at the same time in 43 A.D. the Celts of Ã‰ire (Ireland) were playing a ball kicking game called IomÃ¡naÃocht.
Â· IomÃ¡naÃocht - A traditional ball and stick game from Ã‰ire (Ireland) believed to be around c.2000 years old that allowed the use of sticks which has some similarities to Gaelic football.
Â· Kemari - Japanese version of Cuju played within the Japanese imperial court in Kyoto from about 600 AD.
Â· Knattleikr - Viking ball game played with hands and sticks mentioned in the Icelandic sagas wrote in the 10th and early 11th century which has similarities to football.
Â· Mesoamerican ball game - Meso-America (Spanish: MesoamÃ©rica) is a region and culture area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Â· Ulama (game) - a ball game played in a few communities in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Descended from the Aztec version of the Mesoamerican ballgame, the game is one of the oldest continuously-played sports in the world, and is also notable for the fact that it is the oldest known game utilizing a rubber ball.
Â· Ki-o-Rahi - Traditional MÄori ball game which pre-dates seventeenth centaury European settlers with similarities to Rugby football.
Â· Mythology - It had been said that about 1,000 years ago football was invented by the kings of Britain who would have their prisoners' heads chopped off then let peasants kick them around. Although there is no evidence to support this popular myth it is still perpetuated in some parts of England where medieval Shrovetide football is still played. In truth it has more to do with the English sense of humour than reciting history and if it keeps tourists amused then why not.Early Medieval Ball GamesThe ball games from which Soccer is known to have evolved were played in Medieval Europe to mark events in the Christian calendar, in particular Easter. Early football type games were not only played by the English but also by other European peoples groups under different names with localized innovations. Alternative forms include Irish "Caid" meaning 'Ball' the ancestor of Gaelic football, Cornish Hurling "HyrlÃ®an", Welsh Hurling "Cnapan". A game called "La Soule" meaning 'The Ball' was played in France, "Ba" pronounced bawmeaning 'Ball' played in Scotland and "Ball play" or "Playing at ball" or "Campball" or significantly "Fote-ball" games played in England. These medieval ball games are the ones from which all modern football codes evolved and the Shrovetide ball game referred to as "fote-ball" is the version from which over time all modern football games take their name. These include American football (Gridiron), Canadian football, Australian rules football, Gaelic football, Rugby Union football and Rugby league football and Association football (Soccer). The Origins of Medieval Ball GamesThe exact origins of these medieval ball games in unknown as there are recognised gaps in the historical records. This has lead to more that a few theories as to their origins. Some historians have theorised these games were of pagan origin played by the ancient Celts and there is an oral tradition from Cornwall, Wales, Ireland and the North of England which supports these Celtic origin theory. The problem is oral traditions are notoriously unreliable and impossible to verify. Others have speculated that football evolved from the Roman ball game "Harpastum" which was taken by the Romans to the province of Britannia (modern day Britain). It is recorded that the native Britons played a ball game in Derby as part of 'a festival celebrating victory over a contingent of Roman troops A.D. 217'. It would be easy to assume this became the annual Shrovetide football event which has been played in Ashbourne, Derbyshire for the last 900 years. Ashbourne is located near an ancient Roman settlement. The problem is the only record of a ball game played anywhere in former Roman Europe during the second half of the 1st millennium AD comes from Nennius's writing in the 9th centaury about boys "playing at ball" in Southern Britain so it is questionable whether Harpastum continued to be played when the Roman Province of Britannia gave way to Anglo-Saxon England. However, this does not rule out the possibility that the Roman ball game survived in some obscure middle ages record which allowing the people in Britain to recreate the game played by their Romano-Briton ancestors. The resurrection of Harpastum did happen in Florence between 1200 -1300 AD as "Calcio in Livrea". According to Italian sources there is an oral tradition that the game was later taken to Paris by a cook where it was played by the Parisians. The English are said to have seen this strange game in Paris and took it to England where it was renamed fote-ball. It is a good story and would be plausible if it wasn't for a detailed description of Shrovetide football games being played in the streets of London England written by William FitzStephen in c.1174. Calcio eventually died out only to be recreated again in 16th centaury only to die our again before being resurrected again in the 20th centaury. It is still played in Florence in June. In 2004 FIFA proudly announced they had proof football originated in China speculating that the British community who lived in China during the 19th centaury had taken Cuju back to England where it was used as a basis for Association Football. The problem with this theory is that there is an abundance of written evidence from 19th centaury England which explains how Association football evolved from ball games which had been played in English public schools for at least 500 years and that these games were coded from Shrovetide fote-ball games originally played in villages during early medieval times. Later on the FIFA speculated that Cuju spread from China to the Roman Empire. The problem with this theory is that there are records which prove the Roman ball game Harpastum is Romanised version of the Ancient Greek ball game Phaininda or Episkyros which is older than Cuju. Athenaeus writing at the end of the 2nd centaury AD wrote "Harpastum, which used to be called Phaininda, is the game I like most of all". FIFA have since played down these theories and now simply infer a connection. The Development of Shrovetide Football by English Public SchoolsThe debates on the origins of these medieval ball game may continue for years to come but what is not disputed is that Shrovetide fote-ball was taken as a base game by English Public schools in the 15th centaury where it was developed for the curriculum as a physical education subject. To reduce the risk of injury or even fatalities more rules were introduced and numbers of players limited. The open field game arrangement was restricted to a more defined playing area now known as the football pitch and games were played between other Public Schools. One problem which was soon encountered was that different schools would play by their own individual code of rules so that when two teams from two schools met for a game the rules has to be agreed between the two teams. Not surprisingly this lead to disputes when rules could not be agreed. After a particularly acrimonious disagreement between Oxford University students and Rugby School students over running forward with the ball Cambridge University attempted to create a standard set of rules for Public schools. Two former students of Shrewsbury School Mr. H. de Winton and Mr. J.C. Thring organized a meeting at Trinity College, Cambridge with 12 representatives from other schools namely Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Winchester and Shrewsbury. In the eight hour meeting these men created what became known as the "Cambridge Rules" (1848) which unlike "Rugby School Rules" (1823) favours a game in which the ball would be kicked more than carried.
The Code for Association Football (Soccer)
In 1863 a solicitor from Hull called Ebenezer Cobb Morley wrote an article for Bell's Life newspaper promoting the idea of a new regulatory body for football. This led to the formation of the "Football Association" whose main aim was to standardise the rules of football nationally. This new code was to be based on the Cambridge Rules. The 'Laws of the game' for Association football (Soccer) were drafted by E. C. Morley along with other founder members of the Football Association. They agreed the rules at a public house called the Freemasons Tavern in London on 26th October 1863. Morley became the Football Associations first secretary. He also founded the Barnes Football Club in 1862 which he captained against Richmond football club in the first ever soccer match. The game ended 0-0 but in a return game he scored the first ever goal. He died in 1924 and is buried at a Cemetery on Barnes Common not far from where he drafted the Laws of the game at 26 The Terrace, Barnes, London. A blue plaque commemorating his life's work was placed on the wall of this address by English Heritage in 2009.Entomology of the word SoccerThe term 'Soccer'started as a phonetically abbreviated vernacular expression extrapolated from the name 'Association football'. The word is credited to Oxford University student Charles Wreford-Brown who in 1888 took the 'soc' from 'Association' and put an 'er' on the end. This was consistent with the 19th centaury Oxford-er University student style of speaking. This abbreviation was intended to create a distinction between Association football and Rugby football which students called 'Rugger'. Typically 'an Oxford University student who played Association football and Rugby football' would be described as "an Oxforder who plays Soccer and Rugger". Soccer has since become a dictionary word in its own right.
it has changed because they used different eqptment
You need socks, shin guards, a uniform and cleats.
You need shin guards, socks (long soccer socks to cover the shin guards), a T-shirt, shorts, soccer ball, and cleats.
around 200 years ago, there has been an established league in the UK for over 120 years
golf has changed as it was once wood and now it has became metal ]
it used to be a drugy but now its not
for people over 12 years old its 5. 9-11 is size 4. and anything less 3, 2, or 1. (i think your question should be What is the correct size for a soccer ball?)
Soccer uniforms get changed most seasons by their team, using different colours, styles and designs. Broader changes over many years have seen slight differences in short length and things like that.
Yes over the years the soccer rules have been changed by F.I.f.A.
How did the train change over years?
how did a fan change over the years
No not really
A soccer backpack would be better for carrying sports equipment than a regular backpack. A soccer backpack usually has compartments to carry a water bottle in.
Pele retired after over 20 years of playing soccer, due to age.
It certainly has
it started in 1886 which is 123 years ago
Late 1800's, but soccer has been played for over 2,000 years.
soccer is much more popular than any sport. 60,000,000,000 people have been soccer fans over the last 30 years.
around 200 years ago, there has been an established league in the UK for over 120 years