Standards Met: 1,2, and 4,5,6,7
Although soccer (association football) has no official starting date, a soccer-like game was introduced in Britain by the Romans in the times of Julius Caesar.
"Street games" became so popular that, in 1314, traders convinced King Edwards II to ban them. The ban and subsequent tries were unsuccessful.
In 1848, the first set of rules was adopted.
Soccer was the first team sport to be introduced to the Olympic Games-as an unofficial tournament in 1896 and as an official Olympic sport in 1900.
The first World Cup began in 1930. The World Cup has been won by Brazil more often than any other country (5 times)
- Always have control of the ball when dribbling.
- The ball should stay close to the to the player's feet when dribbling.
- When dribbling the ball the player's head should be up to survey the entire field.
- The ball should stay in front of the player and the player's body should be square to the ball when dribbling.
- Passing the ball can be done with either the inside or outside of the player's feet.
- When a defender commits to marking the offensive player with the ball, it gives the offensive player to reason to make a pass or dribble around them.
- A good pass has a specific purpose.
- Pass the ball to or in front of the person you are passing to.
- When passing the ball in the air, plant your apposite foot close to the ball and strike the bottom half of the ball with the shoelaces of your kicking foot.
- A player should keep their eyes on the ball when passing it in the air.
- To stop a rolling ball, trap it by putting your foot on the top of the ball.
- When executing a throw-in, a player must have both hands on the ball, both feet on the ground, and the ball must be released when it is directly over their head.
- A good throw-in should be as productive as a good pass.
- When the person you are marking has the ball, make sure you are between him/her and the goal you are defending.
- When the person you are marking doesn't have the ball, you should be aware of where the ball is and the area you are defending.
- Offensive players need to have good spacing.
- Offensive players need to move without the ball.
- A player should be able to kick the ball with either foot confidently.
- The game is started with a kick off where the team is on their side of the midline, at least 10 yards from the ball.
- When a team kicks off, the ball must be kicked forward at least one circumference of the ball before anyone else touches it.
- The kick off is used at the start of the game, after half time, and after a goal is scored.
- Only the goalkeeper can touch the ball with his/her hands (as long as he/she is in the goal box) when the ball is in play.
- A goalkeeper may punt the ball out of his/her hands.
- A ball that is on the boundary lines is considered in.
- When the offensive team kicks the ball passed the opposing team's end line it is a goal kick.
- A goal kick can be taken by any player, with the ball placed on the front line of the goal area.
- When the defending team kicks the ball passed its own end it is a corner kick.
- A corner kick can be taken by any player, with the ball placed at he nearest corner.
- A direct kick can be struck directly into the opposing team's goal.
- An indirect kick has to be touched by another player on either team before it can be struck into the opposing team's goal.
- Defenders must stay at least 10 yards away from any dead ball that is being put into play.
- A penalty kick is a result of a penalty inside the opposing team's goal box. No other players can stand between the ball and goal during a penalty kick.
Soccer Unit Rubric
4 Hall of Fame
- Understands all soccer rules, terminology, and concepts
- Has or developed a highly effective proficient level of skills
- Consistently applies fundamentals and concepts in drill or game situations
- Understands most soccer rules, terminology, and concepts
- Has or develops effective proficient level of skills
- Frequently applies fundamentals and concepts in drill of game situations
- Understands some soccer rules, terminology, and concepts
- Has or develops a moderately effective proficient level of skills
- Sometimes applies fundamentals and concepts in drill or game situations
- Misunderstands soccer rules, terminology, and concepts
- Has or develops an ineffective level of skills
- Rarely/Never applies fundamentals and concepts in drill or game situations