Kicking off the soccer season!⚽

Soccer is a very popular team sport that contains positive motivational and social factors that may contribute to the importance of a physically active lifestyle. More than 100 people try out for soccer every year at McLean! You will be able to find the 8th-grade girls at paschal high school, or the competitor’s school on Thursdays at 6:00 P.M, and the 8th-grade boys at 7:20 P.M.

Where soccer came from:

Modern-day soccer was created in the 19th century, mostly played by private school teams and soccer clubs. Soccer originated from a 9th-century medieval period game called ‘folk football’ played in England, In the 19th century, the rules were created and soccer was played by private schools when teams were assembled for schools to compete against each other. At this point, hands were allowed during the game, and players could wrestle/tackle each other to the ground. But, the current rules of soccer started to be set in place and soccer leagues became popular.