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Lesson Plan: Year 9-10 Soccer (Aus Curriculum)

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

Lesson Title: Intermediate Soccer Skills

Grade Level: Year 9-10

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 (ACPPS099)

  • Plan, implement and critique strategies to enhance health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS097)

  • Perform and refine specialised movement skills and complex movement sequences that involve a variety of stimuli and contexts (ACPMP104)

  • Apply and adapt movement concepts and strategies with and without equipment (ACPMP106)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop intermediate soccer skills and techniques, including ball control, passing, shooting, and tactical strategies.

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively within a team to achieve common goals.

  • Recognise and assess the potential risks and benefits of participating in soccer and other physical activities.


  • Soccer balls

  • Cones

  • Bibs

  • Soccer field

  • Whiteboard and markers

  • Video camera (optional)

Introduction (5 minutes):

  • Recap the basic rules of soccer with the class and briefly explain any new rules they will encounter in the lesson.

  • Introduce the learning outcomes and explain how they will be achieved through the lesson.

Warm-up (10 minutes):

  • Instruct students to jog around the soccer field and gradually increase their speed.

  • Once the students are warmed up, set up a series of cones to create a circuit with various exercises, such as high knees, butt kicks, and side shuffles.

Instruction (20 minutes):

  • Demonstrate and explain intermediate soccer skills and techniques, such as advanced ball control techniques, passing and shooting techniques, and tactical strategies.

  • Divide the class into small groups and assign each group a specific skill or technique to practice.

  • Encourage students to provide constructive feedback to their peers.

Gameplay (30 minutes):

  • Set up a full-sided game on the soccer field.

  • Assign bibs to each team to differentiate between players.

  • Instruct students to play the game while applying the skills and techniques they learned earlier.

  • Encourage students to collaborate and communicate effectively within their team to achieve common goals.

Cool Down (5 minutes):

  • Instruct students to perform a few stretches to cool down their muscles.

  • Discuss the potential risks and benefits of participating in soccer and other physical activities.

  • Optional: Review the video footage of the game to provide constructive feedback to the class.


  • Observe students throughout the lesson and provide feedback on their skill development, teamwork, and communication.

  • Conclude the lesson by asking students to reflect on their performance during the game and how they can further develop their soccer skills in the future.

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