Soccer Training Lessons Plans for Teachers Grades 3 – 8

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Elementary, Middle and Physical Education Teachers have been teaching students the game of soccer for years. It is one of the most fun modules of the season. So fun, in fact, that many teachers do their Soccer/Football module twice during the school year. This is the ideal time to teach students the proper technique (foot skills) for close control ball handling. In an article appearing in The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, October 2018, the authors (by Weidong Li, Fatih Dervent & Xiuye Xie) made a compelling argument for soccer techniques and a list of them to be taught in grades 3 – 8.

MOTI Sports, utilizing its 3D motion capture technology system, has created a series of 23 visually engaging soccer/football techniques (foot skills), that are easily learned with our visual 3D MOTI Soccer app. We are bringing this technology, including our visually engaging 3D training activities, from our commercially available Soccer/Football Session Plans (currently used throughout the USA and overseas) to Teacher Lesson Plans.

MOTI has created a Classroom management plan along with providing the Power Standards and Lesson Plan in these three documents:

We believe that 3D visual learning enables many learners to watch and comprehend what they need to learn.


This can and should be applied to the Physical Education teaching environment, so we created our OneTeacher Lesson Plans for 3rd through 8th grade instruction.

Techniques and tactics are taught using 3D which students and teachers can view and practice through the FREE app (MOTI Soccer is available in either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) on their smartphone or tablet.

  • Teachers are not required to know the proper techniques or tactics, although if they practice them with the students, they will certainly pick them up quickly.
  • The techniques and tactics progress in difficulty as recommended according to grade level (based on the by Li, Dervent & Xie Article).
  • Small sided games are utilized to maximize touches by the students, allow students to experiment with their techniques and tactics, and increase the fun factor. Cones are used for goals to eliminate goalkeepers, so all students are involved in the action, although goals if available can be added to the games. You can use lacrosse or floor / field hockey goals if available.
  • The Soccer/Football module can be taught using either indoor, outdoor or a combination of both areas depending on weather conditions.
  • Flexibility is the key to this module. Whether your class meets every day or rotates with another class every other day, the students will meet the requirements of the module for their grade level.
  • This module is designed for boys, girls or co-ed classes. Everyone will have fun and achieve success.
  • The module can be adjusted easily to fit the size of the class.
  • Very little equipment investment involved. Only 8 cones, 8 soccer balls and some different color pull overs are needed.
  • We are educators and have developed this soccer module for educators, with both the students and teachers in mind. We just happen to be good at soccer and technology too.

Get the MOTI Soccer App with our FREE Grade 5 Lesson Plan for Teachers.

  • Download MOTI Soccer App for Free. (Apple App Store / Google Play Store)
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  • Enter your information to get started.

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