Subject Details - 9 Specialist Soccer

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Curriculum AreaPhysical Education
Subject Length2 semesters
Contact PersonHieu Nguyen

Ben Crilley

DescriptionThe Specialist Soccer Program provides both elite and talented players the opportunity to further develop their skills and realise their full potential for soccer while meeting the requirements of the Australian Curriculum. Students will prepare for and represent the school in various knockout and weekly soccer competitions throughout the year.


Program details

In 2020 the Specialist soccer program is a Year 9 subject and will be gender inclusive of 20-25 students. It will be offered for a full year and be delivered in mixed groups with the option of single sex groups if the numbers are viable. 2020 the program would run in years 9 and 10 with expansion in 2020 to years 9,10 and stage 1 SACE .

- Advertised at all relevant school soccer events
- Advertised at Yr 8 assembly
- Letter providing details sent to parents
- Conversation between year 8 PE teachers and year 8 classes
TopicsTopics include but are not limited to:

- Training to improve performance
- Sport Education (SEPEP)
- Game Sense in Soccer
- Data and feedback in soccer
- Drugs and Alcohol in Sport
- Relationships and Sexual Health
Assessment- Assignments
- Practical skills checklist
Relationship To Further StudySoccer player, Conditioning coach, Soccer officiating and Sport science.
PrerequisitesCriteria for Selection:

The soccer program is aimed at students with demonstrated skills and commitment to soccer who wish to spend further time in development and aim to compete at a higher level than that of the average student.

All year 8 students can apply however selection will be offered on the basis of:

-Their most recent school report with a C grade average or higher, a minimum of a “B” grade and a recommendation from their PE teacher.

-A commitment to represent the school in Vista and KO competition.

-A practical observation of soccer talent/potential.


Special ConditionsStudents enrolled in the program who do not meet above criteria by the end of term 1 will be given the opportunity to make improvements by the end of semester 1. If this requirement is not met, he/she will be transferred into year 9 Health.
CostsStudents are required to provide their own personal soccer equipment, including but not limited to: soccer boots, shin guards, socks, gloves, mouth guards, sports tapes and practical attire.

Students are also required to pay for other various costs for Vista and Knockout competitions throughout the year.