Updated: Apr 7
Lesson Title: Introduction to Soccer
Grade Level: Year 7-8
Subject: Health and Physical Education
Participate in a range of physical activities and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of physical activity for maintaining health and wellbeing (ACPPS071)
Perform movement sequences and movement-based tasks with and without equipment (ACPMP072)
Apply movement concepts and strategies with and without equipment (ACPMP073)
Understand and apply the rules and basic skills of soccer
Demonstrate coordination and teamwork through participating in a small-sided game
Recognize the importance of physical activity for maintaining health and wellbeing
Whiteboard and markers
Introduction (5 minutes):
Explain to the students that they will be learning about soccer, a popular sport played all around the world.
Ask if anyone has played soccer before and what their experience was like.
Write the basic rules of soccer on the whiteboard and briefly explain each one.
Warm-up (10 minutes):
Set up cones to create a small course.
Instruct students to complete a series of exercises as they move through the course, such as running, skipping, jumping jacks, and lunges.
Instruction (20 minutes):
Demonstrate and explain the basic skills of soccer, such as dribbling, passing, and shooting.
Divide the class into small groups and assign each group a soccer ball.
Instruct students to practice their skills with their group, rotating through each skill station.
Gameplay (20 minutes):
Set up a small-sided game (3 vs. 3 or 4 vs. 4) on a designated area of the soccer field.
Assign bibs to each team to differentiate between players.
Instruct students to play the game while applying the skills they learned earlier.
Encourage students to demonstrate teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Cool Down (5 minutes):
Instruct students to perform a few stretches to cool down their muscles.
Discuss the importance of physical activity for maintaining health and wellbeing.
Observe students throughout the lesson and provide feedback on their skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Conclude the lesson by asking students to reflect on what they learned about soccer and how they can apply it to their own physical activity habits.