Second Grade – Soccer Unit

SECOND GRADE – SOCCER

Lesson 1

DRIBBLE & TRAP REVIEW AND GAMES: Part 1 – Warm up with a game of Dribble Keep Away. Begin with a verbal review of the basic concepts of dribbling and trapping. Part 2/3 – There are many games in the book that allow the students to practice those skills. This is a good time to introduce the rules that go with dribbling during a traditional game of soccer.

Lesson 2

DEFENDING A PLAYER WITH THE BALL: Part 1 – Warm up with one of the dribbling games that you used in lesson 1. Part 2 – Introduce and teach the concept of defending a player who is in control of the ball and the rules that go with defending. Be sure to include the points of what you look at, and how the defender should position themselves in relation to the ball and the goal. Part 3 – Find a mini game that allows the students to practice the skill of dribble/trap and defense.

Lesson 3

SHOOTING REVIEW & GOAL TENDING: Part 1 – Warm up with a game that reviews shooting, remember this is a warm up so all your students should be actively participating at the same time. You have not taught goal tending yet, so this drill or game should not include any goalies. Part 2 – Introduce and teach the skill of goal tending. Be sure to include the points of what you look at, and how the goalie should position themselves in relation to the ball and the goal. Discuss any rules that pertain to shooting and goal tending. This skill would best be taught using partners. This will allow them plenty of opportunity to practice goal tending as well as get some additional practice shooting. Part 3 – Set up a game or drill that allows the students to practice goal tending. Be sure each student gets a turn being goalie.

Lesson 4

CIRCUIT THAT REVIEWS ALL SKILLS TAUGHT UP TO THIS POINT: Part 1 – Warm up with a cardiovascular activity. Part 2/3 – Set up stations that include the skills of dribbling, trapping, defense, shooting and goal tending. Twelve stations will be best. Some stations can include more than one skill, but should not include anything not already taught up to this point.

Lesson 5

2v2 MINI GAME: Part 1 – Warm up with a Cardiovascular activity. Part 2/3 – This should be a game with goalies. No passing will be done since one player will be goal tending and one player will be out on the field. This should practice defense, dribble, shooting and goal tending. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to review the basic soccer rules that would pertain to this game.

Lesson 6

PASSING: Part 1 – Warm up with a game you choose from the soccer book. Be sure it only uses the skills taught up to this point. Part 2 – Introduce and teach the concepts of passing. Remember to include all the points that are important to know regarding how to pass a ball. Begin with passing to a partner who is stationary. Part 3 – Set up six stations that allow the partners to practice passing.

Lesson 7

PASSING CONTINUED: Part 1 – Warm up with a game that includes all the skills taught so far. Remember as you are choosing a game, it must be all-inclusive and allow the large muscles of the body to get warmed up. Part 2 -Introduce the concept of passing to a partner who is moving. The idea of passing in front of the person, so they can arrive to the ball as they are moving, is a difficult concept. You will need to allow the students to practice this skill without competition at first. Part 3 – Play a 3v3 mini game.

Lesson 8

3v3 MINI GAME: Part 1 – Warm up with a cardiovascular activity. Part 2/3 – Continue playing the game you taught in Lesson 7, or find a new game that allows you to use all the skills taught. Do not have the teams bigger than three to a side.