What's Happening in Physical Education? 




Over the next few weeks, the students will be practicing their soccer skills. These are dribbling, passing, shooting, and how to play goalie. These are the basic skills used in any soccer game. The cues for these skills are listed below:




Dribbling Cues


1. Push the ball forward gently


2. Use the inside or outside of your foot


3. Keep the ball within 1 arms length of your body (“The Frankenstein”)


4. Keep your eyes up




Passing Cues:


1. Put your non kicking foot next to ball.


2. Contact the ball in the middle


3. Use the inside of your foot


4. Follow through to the target




Shooting Cues:


1.  Put the non-kicking foot next to the ball


2. Contact ball below the middle


3. Contact the ball with your laces (instep)


4. Follow through




Goalie Tips:


1. Keep eyes on the ball


2. Use your hands – block the ball and protect your face


3. Get your body in front of the ball




            Once we have completed our soccer skills, we will begin our modified soccer games. The lower grades will be playing sideline soccer, which is made up of a variety of 3v3, 4v4 and 5v5 games. The upper grades will be participating in their class “World Cup.” The students will create their own teams and chose a their own team name. For a few weeks, they will play the regular season, with the teachers keeping track of the wins, losses, and ties as well as the top goal scorers. In our final week of the tournament, we will hold the semi-finals and championship for each class. Feel free to keep checking here for more information about our soccer tournament, including class standings and top goal scorers for each of our upper grade classes.