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1 Part I Assessing Soccer Skills

2 Soccer Skills Assessment Assessment # 1 Description of assessment: The instructor observes player s following skills during the lesson. Instructor explains all key components and proper techniques the players beforehand. Then he/she assesses players by using the rubrics. The players are required to perform all the skills correctly with its key components. Skill I-Soccer Dribble Instructor s name: Player s name : Task Description: Skill Components: Student can dribble using both inside and outside of the foot against a defender Soccer balls Type and velocity of performance and radius of direction change, with or without defenders. Teachers will closely monitor each student and grade his/her performance according to the following rubric. Rubric levels Rubric descriptors Date Date Recreational soccer player/ Green High school soccer player/ Blue College soccer player /Maroon Professional soccer player/orange Can dribble fast with inside and outside of each foot, through 10 cones set 5 feet apart, up and back without losing the ball Can dribble against a defender with inside and outside of the foot for 30 yards Can dribble against a defender, through 10 cones set 5 feet apart, up the field, without losing the ball Can dribble against 2 defenders, for 30 seconds, within a 20-yard radius, using the inside and outside dribble, without losing the ball Modified from; & Lieberman, L.J., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2002). Strategies for INCLUSION: A handbook for physical educators. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

3 Skill - II Passing A. Pass using instep and outstep of foot Task Description: Skill Component: Student can perform an exact pass using the inside and outside of the foot to a standing and moving partner Soccer balls Form, number of performance and movement pattern. Rubric level Rubric descriptors Date Date Recreational soccer player/ Green High school soccer player/ Blue College soccer player /Maroon Professional soccer player/orange Can pass with instep and outstep of the foot to a partner standing 20 feet away, using each foot, 10 times Can pass using only the instep of the foot, to a partner moving up and down the field, without losing control Can pass using only the outstep of the foot, to a partner moving up and down the field, without losing control Can pass to a partner 20 yards up field, leading the receiver on the run, keeping ball within 5 feet of the foot, 8 out of 10 times Modified from; & Lieberman, L.J., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2002). Strategies for INCLUSION: A handbook for physical educators. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

4 B. To assess accuracy of passing Purpose: Prerequisites: To assess accuracy of passing skills. Teach correct technique required for passing 2 soccer balls, floor tape, clipboard, paper, and a pen. Description of Assessment: This assessment test is used to assess player s progress. For passing assessment, inform players to use the inside of their foot to pass the soccer ball, and make sure that they plant their opposite foot before kicking. Mark out eight connecting passing lanes on the floor. On one end of the middle two lanes, mark 10; similarly mark 7 on each lane outside of the 10 lane (i.e., middle lane) then mark 5 on the two lanes outside of the 7 lanes, and mark 2 on the outside of each 5 lane. Arrangement should look as follows: (See diagram below). On the opposite end of the lanes mark an "X" in the center. Students will start passing the soccer ball from the "X" and pass it towards the marking and the instructor will stand right there to evaluate the performance. Whichever lane the ball goes through, the player will get that point value. If the ball goes straight in middle lane, the player earns 10 points and he/she gets 3 chances to score 10 points. The instructor can also average the three scores and give the student that point value out of 10. (Modified from; Arrangement for Passing Assessment Grid _ 2 _ 5 _ 7 _ 10 X X 10 _ 7 _ 5 _ 2 _ Skill III- Kicking

5 Task Description: Skill Components: Student can kick a stationary ball. Soccer balls Three step approach; trunk inclined backward during contact; forward swing of opposite arm; follow-through. Rubric level Rubric descriptors Date Date Recreational soccer player/ Green High school soccer player/ Blue College soccer player /Maroon Professional soccer player/orange Can kick stationary ball with a three-step approach, trunk inclined backward during contact, and forward swing of opposite arm during most kicks Can kick stationary ball with a three-step approach, trunk inclined backward during contact, and forward swing of opposite arm during 3 out of 5 kicks Can kick stationary ball with a three-step approach, trunk inclined backward during contact, forward swing of opposite arm, and followthrough propelling the ball 15 feet Can kick stationary ball with a three-step approach, trunk inclined backward during contact, forward swing of opposite arm, and followthrough, propelling the ball 30 feet Modified from; & Lieberman, L.J., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2002). Strategies for INCLUSION: A handbook for physical educators. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

6 Skill IV- Shooting A. Shooting a stationary ball Task Description: Skill Components: Student can shoot a stationary soccer ball. Soccer balls Shooting foot is extended at ankle and toe pointed to ball; planting foot is parallel to ball; shooting knee over the ball; strike ball with shoe laces; follow through. Rubric level Rubric descriptors Date Date Recreational soccer player/ Green High school soccer player/ Blue College soccer player /Maroon Professional soccer player/orange Player s shooting foot is not extended at the ankle however planting foot is parallel to soccer ball. Player does not keep the shooting knee over the ball and does not strike the ball with the laces and does not follow through. Player s shooting foot is extended at the ankle and planting foot is parallel to soccer ball. Player does not keep the shooting knee over the ball does not strikes the ball with the laces and does not follow through. Player s shooting foot is extended at the ankle and planting foot is parallel to soccer ball. Player keeps the shooting knee over the ball and head up and strikes the ball with the laces and does not follow through. Player s shooting foot is extended at the ankle and planting foot is parallel to soccer ball. Player keeps the shooting knee over the ball and head down and strikes the ball with the laces and follows through. Modified from; & Lieberman, L.J., & Houston-Wilson, C. (2002). Strategies for INCLUSION: A handbook for physical educators. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

7 B. To assess accuracy of shooting Purpose: To assess accuracy of shooting skills Prerequisites: Teach correct technique required for shooting 2 soccer balls, floor tape, clipboard, paper, and a pen Description of Assessment: For the shooting assessment, inform players that they should use their instep to kick the ball towards marked lines on the wall. For this, make the squares within squares on the wall. This can be done by marking an inside (smallest) square worth 10 points, the square just outside of smallest square worth 7, another square outside of that worth 5, and outermost worth 2. Arrange the area as described in the diagram on the next page. Players will aim towards the center square. Again, a player gets three chances to score 10 points, or average the three scores out of 10 will be given to players. To assess a player s ability to kick with accuracy, design this arrangement on wall of the gym. Make sure that the bottom line is even with the gym s floor level. Students will kick into these squares from a predetermined distance. For example Player A will kick from 10 feet away, Player B will kick from 15 feet away etc. Give all players 3 chances to score 10. (Modified from; Arrangement for Shooting Assessment

8 Soccer Cognitive Assessment The instructor administers the following test to determine the player s knowledge about the games, rules, and strategies of soccer. Instructor distributes this test and asks players to answer the questions on the test. Multiple choice 1. How is ball returned into the play after it touches or crosses the touchline on the field? a. goal kick c. instep kick b. throw-in d. javelin pass 2.Which is most appropriate foot surface for receiving a rolled ball from the offensive player under pressure of a defensive player? True/False a. outside c. inside b. rear foot d. instep 3. The penalty area is contained within goal post area. 4. A goal cannot be scored directly off a goal kick. 5. Charging an opponent with a shoulder when the ball is not being played is considered to be a direct foul. 6. The inside and outside of foot is usually used to receive and pass the ball. 7. When performing inside foot passes, the balance foot should be behind and at the side of the ball. 8. While trying to save a shot, the goal keeper should stay on his/her side. 9. Narrow angles of support should be used by players for their positioning. Fill in the blanks 10. The distance between the penalty spot and the center of goal is yards. 11. is the most basic type of pass in soccer.

9 12. To throw a ball 40 yards or farther, the goalkeeper should use throw. 13. is a basic technique used to shoot a stationary or rolling ball. 14. While punting the soccer ball, the ball should touch the player s. (Modified from; Luxbacher, J.A., (1991). Teaching Soccer: steps to success. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics) Answer Key 1. b 2. a 3. False 4. True 5. False 6. True 7. False 8. True 9. False inside of foot 12. javelin 13. instep drive 14. shoe laces/ top of the foot

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