Football Drills 2017

EIP Prathom Five Physical Education students have been working on their football skills in the gym. Their ultimate goal is to develop and demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

A few of the expected outcomes of these drills are as follows:

  • Dribbles with the feet in general space at slow to moderate jogging speed with control of ball and body.
  • Dribbles with the feet in general space with control of ball and body while increasing and decreasing speed.
  • Combines foot dribbling with other skills in practice tasks.
  • Receives and passes a ball with the inside of the foot to a stationary partner, “giving” on reception before returning the pass.
  • Receives and passes a ball with the inside of the foot to a moving partner in a non-dynamic environment (closed skills).
  • Receives and passes a ball with the outside and inside of the foot to a stationary partner, “giving” on reception before returning the pass.
  • Passes with the feet, using a mature pattern, as both partners travel.
  • Receives a pass with the feet, using a mature pattern, as both partners travel.
  • Dribbles with feet in combination with other skills (e.g., passing, receiving, shooting).
  • Dribbles with feet with mature patterns in a variety of small-sided game forms.
  • Uses a continuous running approach and intentionally performs a kick along the ground and a kick in the air, demonstrating 4 of the 5 critical elements of a mature pattern for each.
  • Uses a continuous running approach and kicks a stationary ball for accuracy.
  • Kicks along the ground and in the air, and punts using mature patterns.
  • Demonstrates mature patterns in kicking and punting in small-sided practice task environments.

Let’s hope some, if not all, of the boys can master these skills. Is a future Premiere League star in one of these classes? One never knows.

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