Soccer (football)

 

This learning block represents one week’s work. Aim to watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete.

 

There are a few videos to choose from about soccer, or football, as people outside of North America and Oceania call it. The first one explains the history of soccer, the second dives into players and the positions. Feel free to watch one, or both!

 

Why is Football Called Soccer?

How to Play Soccer: The rules

Once Upon A Time: Soccer documentary

This is a beautiful and interesting documentary about soccer. Perhaps you’ll want to watch it for family movie night!

Now choose an Activity

Soccer Drills

Watch the above video, then, grab your soccer ball, go outside, and practice the drills.

Practice every day until you get great!

Shoebox fusbol

Make a fusbol game to play at home!

You will need:

Shoebox/medium sized box

Green construction paper

Marker & scissors

10 clothespins

2 colours of paint

4 thin dowel rods 

Have fun!

 

Soccer Math

A soccer ball is an icosahedron.

That means a solid figure with 20 plain surfaces.

Make one yourself.  The video above shows one method. Here is a printable template from Kothasaltes that might be easier to work with..

Learn to Juggle

Once you’ve practiced some drills, learn to juggle your soccer ball with your feet!

Be patient, this is going to take time!

Great Soccer Players

Watch the above video about an incredible and determined nine year old girl, who might be the next great pro player!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the true greats of soccer… watch this 20 minute mini documentary and become inspired!

Books About soccer

Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library. 

Max Explains Everything: Soccer expert Read Aloud

NOw Let’s Have some fun!