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Lesson Plan: Soccer Skills and Strategies

Grade: 9th Grade Subject: Physical Education (PE) Duration: 60 minutes

Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to demonstrate basic soccer skills and apply strategic thinking in a small-sided game, as per the Delaware State Standards for Physical Education.

Delaware State Standards: 1.1.1: Demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. 1.2.1: Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance. 1.3.1: Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness. 1.4.1: Demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.

Criteria for Success: 1. Students actively participate in all activities and demonstrate effort. 2. Students show improvement in their soccer skills throughout the lesson. 3. Students apply strategic thinking and teamwork during the small-sided game. 4. Students exhibit responsible behavior and sportsmanship throughout the lesson.

Materials: - Soccer balls - Cones or markers - Pinnies or colored bibs - Whiteboard or chart paper - Markers or chalk


  1. Warm-up (10 minutes): a. Begin with a brief discussion on the importance of warming up before physical activity. b. Lead students through a dynamic warm-up routine, including jogging, high knees, butt kicks, side shuffles, and leg swings. c. Conclude the warm-up with a few static stretches, focusing on the lower body.

  2. Introduction to Soccer Skills (15 minutes): a. Display the objectives and criteria for success on the whiteboard or chart paper. b. Explain the basic skills of soccer, including dribbling, passing, and shooting. c. Demonstrate each skill and provide verbal instructions, emphasizing proper technique and body positioning. d. Divide students into small groups and assign each group a skill to practice. e. Circulate among the groups, providing individual feedback and guidance.

  3. Skill Stations (20 minutes): a. Set up three skill stations using cones or markers: dribbling, passing, and shooting. b. Assign students to each station, rotating after a set time (e.g., 5 minutes). c. At each station, students practice the assigned skill with a partner or in small groups. d. Encourage students to challenge themselves and provide positive reinforcement.

  4. Small-Sided Game (15 minutes): a. Divide the class into two teams and assign different colored pinnies or bibs to each team. b. Set up a small-sided game area with clearly marked boundaries. c. Explain the rules of the game, including no physical contact and the importance of teamwork. d. Encourage students to apply the skills they have learned and use strategic thinking during the game. e. Observe and provide feedback on students’ performance, focusing on skill execution and teamwork.

  5. Cool-down and Reflection (5 minutes): a. Lead students through a cool-down routine, including light jogging and static stretches. b. Gather students in a circle and facilitate a brief reflection on the lesson. c. Ask students to share one thing they learned or improved upon during the lesson. d. Emphasize the importance of responsible behavior, sportsmanship, and teamwork in soccer and other physical activities.

Assessment: Assessment will be ongoing throughout the lesson, based on students’ active participation, skill execution, strategic thinking, and responsible behavior. The teacher will provide verbal feedback and observe students’ progress during skill practice and the small-sided game.