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Effective: Summer 2013

Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
May be taken six times for credit.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency the offensive and defensive skills of soccer.
  • Describe the technical and tactical skills of soccer.
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate soccer working toward personal and physical development, athletic scholarship, transfer, and career opportunities. Intended for participants of the men's soccer team.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. perform soccer skills of kicking, shooting, passing, and heading related to each athlete's specialization and team objectives.
  2. prepare to compete in a highly organized team sport at a maximum level of competition.
  3. apply and practice skills learned and demonstrate marked improvement.
  4. identify the official rules and their interpretations.
  5. analyze effectively the opposing player's/team's offensive and defensive strategies and tactics.
  6. demonstrate through performance the development of physical fitness levels in strength, endurance, and health.
  7. identify the official rules and their interpretations to enhance performance and negate actions that would be detrimental to competitive objectives.
  8. explain the elements and actions of an athletic philosophy.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Soccer field and soccer shoes

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Kicking and passing techniques
    1. Inside of the foot pass/push/pass
    2. Outside of the foot pass/kick
    3. Instep passing/kicking
  2. Heading techniques to include:
    1. Heading for passing
    2. Heading for goal
    3. Heading to penetrate defense
  3. Ball collection and preparation to include all parts of the body:
    1. Head/chest
    2. Thighs
    3. Feet
  4. Physical fitness development
    1. Muscle strength
    2. Muscle endurance
    3. Flexibility
    4. Body composition
  5. Offensive formations and strategies
    1. Creating space
      1. individual
      2. team
    2. Passing and support
    3. Attacking
      1. flank and diagonal crosses
      2. central positioning
  6. Defensive formations and strategies
    1. Defending space
      1. individual
      2. team
    2. Zone
    3. Man to man
  7. Rules and regulations
    1. Dimensions of play area
    2. Playing positions
    3. Scoring
    4. Goals
    5. Ball in and out of play
    6. Offside
    7. Violations and misconduct
    8. Throw in
  8. Individual and team philosophy
    1. Motivation
    2. Philosophy
    3. Pride
    4. Excellence
    5. Sacrifice
    6. Success
    7. Integrity
    8. Perseverance
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Subjective assessment of physical skills and performance by direct coach's observation.
    1. Individual and team verbal critiques
    2. Video analysis
    3. Individual mental and physical capacity under competitive situations
  2. Objective assessment of performance standings
    1. Participation in athletic competitions
    2. Final evaluation
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook

Disciplines -
Physical Education or Coaching
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration,
Lab Content -
Activities and drills that promote the student's development in the sport of soccer such as running, passing, defending, shooting.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.