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Lesson Plan: Year 7-8 Soccer (Aus Curriculum)

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

Lesson Title: Introduction to Soccer

Grade Level: Year 7-8

Subject: Health and Physical Education

Curriculum Links:

  • 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)

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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


  • Soccer balls

  • Cones

  • Bibs

  • Soccer field

  • 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.

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