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If you have access to an indoor gym and are about to begin a soccer unit, this resource will provide you a plan for introducing dribbling, developing skills through shuttle runs and dribbling drills, and concluding with a modified game for young athletes to practice what they have learned. 
Fifth graders examine and practice the proper techniques for dribbling a soccer ball around four cones. They show both speed proficiency and ball control. They complete a warm up activity before becoming active in the soccer activities. They are assessed through teacher observation and receive appropriate feedback.
Students demonstrate  soccer skills. In this passing and receiving lesson, students practice passing a soccer ball and receiving a soccer ball as part of a team. Students develop control over the ball.
Students play an indoor variation of soccer.  For this indoor soccer game lesson, student become familiar with the rules for the game. Students participate in groups of four.  Students with the most points win.
What an incredible collection of ideas for teaching about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! This resource is packed with news articles and instructional activities on a wide variety of topics, from the global popularity of soccer and the economic and geographic makeup of Brazil, to researching the aerodynamic properties of the World Cup soccer ball or how the country is handling preparations for this major event. 
Students view a PBS "In the Mix" video about soccer and identify the benefits of playing the sport. They examine how playing a sport can help prevent tobacco abuse and design posters depicting the benefits of soccer.
In this The Berenstain Bears' Soccer Star worksheet packet, 2nd graders will find vocabulary words in a word search, unscramble vocabulary words, complete cloze sentences, write about their favorite sport, and take a true/false quiz about the story.
Lesson three of this unit focuses on multiculturalism in soccer.  Begin class by showing video clips of soccer in other countries. This activity includes a link to Rwandan youth playing soccer in an open space.  Playing soccer in third world countries can be quite different than playing well organized soccer in Canada or in the US. These video clips can be used as a starting point to talk a little about which other countries have soccer teams that will be playing in the 2010 World Cup. As a closing activity, learners work in pairs to create a PowerPoint presentation on one of the countries that will be participating.
Here is the sixth in a 10-lesson series on soccer. It takes a look at the role of gender in the sport of soccer. In general, are boys’ sports and girls’ sports equal? Are men’s sports and women’s sports equal? Is there equality in soccer? Are boys better soccer players than girls? What about women playing soccer in other countries? These questions should pose for lively discussion! The main assignment for this lesson is to go to the computer lab and write a paper based on the articles the class has previously brought in on women playing soccer. Hopefully the discussion fires them up to be able to write persuasively and infuse some of their thoughts from the discussion into their paper.
Soccer? Football? Which is it? Well, most of the world calls it football except those from the United States. This game has certainly evolved from its beginnings 2,000 years ago. This PowerPoint starts out with a bit of history and goes through the skills and rules of playing the game of soccer. It is definitely worth using this presentation to teach about soccer.
Students practice kicking skills. In this soccer physical education lesson, students play a game in which they take turns kicking a ball with team mates in an attempt to get the ball into a hoola hoop. Students tally their scores on a score sheet and add up the number of kicks when finished with 9 "holes" of soccer golf.
Students examine rules of soccer, focusing on basic skills necessary to play, create imaginary team, match players with positions that best fit their skill levels and personalities, and practice new skills with classmates.
Learners get a better understanding of the idea of soccer and this game will make soccer seem easier. Two beach balls are used instead of soccer balls and the students may kick, head, or hit the ball with their hands to knock it on the ground since it will float.
Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer has nine lessons to follow this one. These lessons focus on skills and social issues related to the sport of soccer. The skills lessons seem to be assume that the learners already have some basic soccer skills and are ready to the next level. Lesson one includes terms like pull backs, inside cuts, outside cuts, and cruyff turns which are fakes that the class will be practicing during this lesson. There are resource links that are connected to videos showing some of the skills in this lesson as well as the next lesson. Pick and choose what works for your classes.
PE unit plan: soccer – has 10 lessons. These Lesson four of this soccer unit focuses on passing and receiving the ball. Learners will practice passing a soccer ball, first directly to a partner, and then progressively to open spaces toward which other players are running. There are several drills in this plan that are scaffolded in such a way as to really develop passing and receiving skills.
By the ninth lesson in this soccer unit, learners have studied this sport from many angles. Here they consider the right to play. Take a look at how much money professional athletes earn. Is there a difference between how much men make and how much women make? Is there a difference in how much money professional athletes earn in other countries? Why is there a difference? Is it fair? Young learners are often very interested in fairness so there should be some lively discussion. The second half of class is for the students to present their PowerPoint presentations they put together with their partner on  country that will be participating in the 2010 World Cup. Sounds like a great day!
Triple Pin Soccer promises to be a fast paced, high action game, especially if there is more than one ball in play. The players have an opportunity to score in three different goals while protecting their own. Looks like it's going to be a high scoring activity! Tip: Don't let teams gang up on one team to eliminate them.
Here is part five of 10 soccer lessons, this one focusing on passing and receiving. Open this session with a video of professional soccer players executing a beautiful give-and-go passing situation which leads to a score! It doesn’t get any better than that! After the video, set up some drills to have your players practice passing, receiving, and trying a give-and-go situation. A homework assignment can be given to find an article on women who soccer.
Lesson eight in this soccer series is all about finishing, or rather, scoring. That’s the goal of the game! Start out by watching some highlights of goals scored by men’s professional soccer players. Exciting! Then get the class going on some practice drills. Incorporate what they have already learned about the give-and-go pass, and add the shooting-on-goal component to the drill. Everyone loves to practice scoring goals, so let's get them going!
In this reading comprehension activity worksheet, students read a 1 page selection entitled "Soccer". Students respond to 12 multiple choice questions pertaining to the passage.

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