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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