Elementary Lesson Plan
Activity: Kicking (as in soccer)
National Standard: # 1
NJ Core Curriculum Standard: 2.5
I. Performance Objectives
A. Psychomotor- At the end of the today’s lesson the students will be able to demonstrate proper kicking technique and be evaluated by the teacher during the activity drills.
B. Cognitive – At the conclusion of today’s class students will be able to distinguish between different kicking techniques.
II. Materials and Equipment
A. Lesson Plan
C. All sizes and types of balls
III. Diverse Students: None
C. Warm – up/ stretch
1. 25 jumping Jacks
2. hop on right leg
3. hop on left leg
4. jump up and down on both legs
5. jump forward and backward
6. side to side
7. reach down for toes
8. hamstring stretch
9. butter fly stretch
10. right leg over left (back stretch)
11. left leg over right
12. 10 push ups
13. 20 sit ups
14. 2 minutes run/jog on whistle
1. Have students take a seat on the floor in front of you.
1. Good morning class today we are going work on kicking a ball. The definition for kicking is; using the foot to propel an object an object from a stationary or moving position. Now what sport do we all associate with kicking? This sport is soccer correct? Well today we work on kicking as you would in soccer.
F. D&D Activity
a. Describe and demonstrate the cues to the students.
b. Watch the Ball
i. Focus on the ball, not your partner until the ball leaves your foot
c. Beside the ball
i. Place your non kicking foot beside the ball
i. Contact the ball with your instep, shoelaces, and outside part of your foot, but not your shoelaces.
1. Have the students choose a partner.
2. Have partner “A” get a soccer ball
3. Have the “B” partners line up side to side stretched out along the length of the baseline.
4. Have “A” partners stand opposite their partners 20 feet away.
H. Drill: ‘Partner Kick”
1. On command partners will begin kicking the ball back and forth between each other continuously.
i. Kick with instep of foot
ii. Kick with shoelaces
iii. Kick with outside part of foot
iv. Kick with instep of non-dominant foot
v. Kick with shoelaces of non-dominant foot
vi. Kick with outside part of non-dominant foot
1. Blow whistle to stop drill
2. Have student get in groups of fours
3. Have students in the group form a square standing 10 feet away from each other.
4. Instruct them that only one ball in needed; and to toss extra balls to the side
5. Ok class now we will work on kicking to each other in groups
6. Do not just kick to the partner in front of you, but try to get in passes to all your partners; to the left, right, etc
7. Remember your cues; watch the ball, beside the ball, and shoes laces not toes.
J. Drill: Group Kick
1. Have students begin kicking the ball to each other within their groups.
a. Kick only to the partner on your right
i. Ball should be going counter clock wise around the group
b. Kick only to the partner on your left
i. Ball should be going clock wise
c. Jog clock wise while kicking ball around
d. Jog counter clock wise while kicking ball around
1. Blow the whistle to stop drill
2. Ask a student (witch part of the foot you should use to kick, which part should be not use?)
3. Pick a student to demonstrate proper kicking technique using the instep part of their foot.
L. Game: Kicking Relay
1. Ok now we are going to play a game that we will allow us to work on kicking on the move, and also get a little competition going.
2. Have students stay in their groups of four
3. Have two students from each group stand one behind the other on the baseline.
4. Have the other two partners face the first two at about 15 feet away.
5. Explain rules of game to students
a. On “Go” the student with the ball will kick it to their partner on the other side.
b. Following the kick, the kicker will run over to the other side and get behind his partner and get ready to receive a pass from his/her other partner on the other side.
c. All four partners are continuously kicking the ball, then running over to where they kicked it and getting ready to receive the ball again and repeat.
d. The group to reach a set number of kicks wins the round.
e. Each group must keep count of their score (number of touches).
6. Have students play two or three rounds, each time increasing the number of touches to win: i.e. 20 kicks, 25 kicks, etc.
1. Blow the whistle to stop play
2. Have students take a seat in front of you.
1. Praise students and their behavior and how well they did the drills and played the kicking relay game.
2. Recap the cues
a. So what are the cues for kicking?
b. Should I kick with my toes?
3. Everyone did a great job today on concentrating kicking.
1. Ask students to help you collect all the balls and put the in the ball bag on their way to the locker room.
B. When Performing Assessment
1. During “Kicking Relay” game
C. How Performing Assessment
1. Observing for proper foot placement
2. Asking questions about cues
A. Professor Klatt; College of New Jersey
B. Graham, Children Moving