Name/Title: Recess Kicking and Dribbling

Purpose of Event: For students to practice soccer dribbling, trapping, and kicking with strong force.

Prerequisites: Students have already learned the basics of dribbling, trapping and kicking with strong force.

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials Needed: Various size soccer balls, cones for marking goals around the perimeter of the gym or field.

Description of Idea

This activity works best in a gym or fenced in area. Before class, set goals up around the perimeter of the gym measuring approximately 10-15 feet apart. Students find a self-space with a soccer ball. The teacher will call out:

Teaching Suggestions:

On "Bombs Away!", remind students to kick accurately without hitting classmates. Only kick toward the goal when you have a clear line of sight to the goal.


Submitted by Judith  Wine who teaches at Downey School in Westwood, , MA . Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 11/11/2000.
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