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Students demonstrate proper techniques of kicking, passing, and trapping a soccer ball. In this kickball soccer lesson plan, students apply kicking skills by placing a soccer ball on a poly spot and kicking it in the field. The students use teamwork and apply the skills learned to score goals.
Students play a variation of Freeze Tag. Two students are selected to be noodle stoppers. Other students receive a soccer ball and place it along the goal line. They dribble their balls to the opposite goal and attempt to score. Noodle stoppers attempt to tag dribblers with their noodles. If tagged, dribblers must freeze in place.
Fifth graders problem solve to determine if a fundraiser will be successful in the money raising activity. In this problem solving instructional activity, 5th graders read a book about fund raising and write down important vocabulary words. Students work in groups to discuss a concession stand fundraiser for their school's soccer team. Students discuss profit and costs of the fundraiser. Students visit a store and note the food costs in a chart. Students answer the 'wrap up questions' worksheet.
Day 3 of the speedball unit covers the drop kick. Teach these youngsters the art of performing a drop kick with a soccer ball. Remember the ball needs to hit the ground and bounce to be a drop kick. If the ball doesn't hit the ground before being kicked, then it's a punt. Practice for a while and then play a game!
Which is a better sport: soccer or basketball? Upper elementary writers will love arguing over their favorite sports. Consider asking the class what their favorite sports are before assigning this sheet and editing the choices as needed. There is space for both a rough and final draft.
Here are a couple of dribbling drills for soccer. This is not a complete lesson, but the drills could be incorporated into your lessons. Dribbling practice is all important for soccer because that is the one skill that is used to move the ball around. The better skilled the players are at being able to look up while dribbling the better the team will be.