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Soccer Curriculum for Denton Detention Center

KINS 5913 – Professional Paper, presented to

Dr. Ron French

Dr. Ron Davis

Dr. Lisa Silliman-French

Department of Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s University, Denton

By Ranu Singhvi, Shweta Soni and Mithlesh Vani


Introduction

An excellent physical education program should be required to enhance personal, as well as, social improvement of youth. Youths who are residents at the Denton Detention Center need physical education program that will not only increase their sports performance but improve their social interaction. This manual was designed to improve strength, flexibility, endurance, and agility of youths at Denton Detention Center, as well as, sport and social skills through the medium of soccer. The manual is organized in four parts: (a) Part I contains assessments for basic soccer skills; (b) Part II contains general teaching points for basic soccer skills along with brief explanation of skills; (c) Part III contains activities and drills that promote soccer skills; and (d) Part IV contains a 30-day activity program which includes warm up, general activities, TWU sport activities, and cool down. The manual is easy to follow since the information in the manual covers a fitness program designed to develop the major areas of physical fitness, as well as, sport and social skills through the medium of soccer. Clip art is used throughout in this manual to give an idea of basketball drills and activities. In addition, an organization chart is provided on page 49. This chart provides types of skills dribbling, passing, shooting, etc. and their corresponding page numbers. The skill pages relate to the accompanying drills.

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS, 1998) are used as the learning standards which ensure that all students are prepared to meet the challenges ahead of them. The program specification meets all the TEKS which will assist instructors in assessment, planning, and implementation of an age appropriate physical education program related to physical fitness and soccer (www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/teksls.pdf ).

Wewould like to acknowledge all the authors of the numerous resources that were used to develop this manual, who are referenced in the Resource section of this manual. Also, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of website ‘pecentral.com’ for giving us an idea about lesson plans and daily progression of lessons accordingly. A special thanks to following authors; A. Hargreaves (1990), J.A. Luxbacher (1991), C. Malcolm (1984), N. Whitehead (1984), C. McGill (2005), and, E. Worthington (1980), who has been the great resource of various soccer drills and games. Further thanks is extended to Ms. Mandy Goff who developed the one month daily lessons in which soccer components were infused. 


Part I – Assessing Soccer Skills

Assessment I – Soccer Skills -Task Analysis

  • Skill I – Dribbling
  • Skill II – Passing
  • Skill III – Kicking
  • Skill IV – Shooting

Assessment II – Cognitive Assessment

Part II – Basic Soccer Skills

  • Ready position
  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Kicking
  • Shooting
  • Punting
  • Trapping
  • Catching
  • Heading

Part III – Activities to Promote Basic Skills in Soccer

  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Kicking
  • Shooting
  • Punting
  • Trapping
  • Catching
  • Heading

Resources

Part IV – 30-Day Curriculum

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