I've been playing soccer since i was in the 3rd grade. It's played with two teams of 11 players, 10 feild players and a goalie. The goalie is the only player allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms. The object of the game is to get the soccer ball between the tow goal post and past the goalie therefor scoring a goal. There are 2 halfs both 40 minutes for varsity, 30 minutes for JV. If the game is tied when the clock runs out of time, there is a shootout. Which is where one player is chosen to represent each team and alternate taking shots on the opposing teams goal until one of them gets the advantage.