Specialist Football - Soccer


This unit of Physical and Health Education is an elective unit for one semester for any Year 9 students wishing to choose to select a second unit of Physical Education with a specialist element of Football at Le Fevre High School. The course is designed specifically to extend student’s knowledge and understanding of movement skills with relation to Football, which will provide the foundations of learning to be successful in the Football program in Year 11. The Specialist Football program is designed to be taken as a part of a two year program (Year 10 and Year 11). Students who successfully complete the two year program are awarded with 20 Stage 1 SACE credits.


The Specialist Football Program offers high performance pathway for committed student athletes with a passion for soccer to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of football. Students within the program are given the opportunity to receive specialist skills coaching, fitness development and access to high quality training facilities. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Skill and performance development
  • Exercise physiology
  • Coaching course
  • Sideline First Aid and Taping Course
  • Nutrition
  • Goal setting
  • Motivation and Imagery
  • Biomechanics


Students are assessed using the SACE assessment criteria based on the learning requirements for Integrated Learning and the performance standards describing their level of achievement and 10 Stage 1 SACE credits are awarded in each year. Students are assessed on the following:

Skills and Application Tasks:

  • Skill checklists
  • Performance presentation
  • Sports psychology

Group Project Tasks:

  • Coaching
  • Performance analysis

Analysis Tasks:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Technique analysis


It is expected that students change into their Football uniform for all practical lessons and wear appropriate footwear, as directed by their teacher. There is a $100 (plus GST) course fee for Football in Year 10 and Year 11 to allow students to complete a Sports Taping course and participate in local competitions.