SecondaryPE

Football lesson plan – Making decisions under pressure

What's included?

PDF lesson plan

Key Stage

KS3, KS4

Age

Years 7-11

Subjects

PE

In this KS3/4 football lesson plan, students need to make decisions under pressure and reflect on the effectiveness of their choices…

Of course, there are few more chaotic environments than the FIFA World Cup, where key decisions separate heroes and villains.

With the focus of many schools now on growth mindset development for their students, physical education and sport hold a key to unlocking the character traits required for them to be successful in wider school life.

In order to develop resilience, self management and collaboration, lessons should be less teacher-led and more student-centred in their design.

Placing our students in sometimes challenging and chaotic situations is one way to achieve this in our sporting environments.

Why teach this?

If your students are glued to the TV during a major football tournament, use this as a stimulus. This engaging lesson will introduce them to a range of skills, knowledge and character traits that embody successful professional sports teams.

Football lesson plan learning objectives

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
  • Develop technique and improve performance
  • Analyse performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve a personal best

Matthew Rhymer is a PE teacher at Plympton Academy in Plymouth. He is also the England junior women’s beach volleyball head coach. Browse more football/World Cup resources.

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