STEM Soccer Resources, Activities & Curriculum
Goal Line Technology: Video One
The videos below can be used to show students just how quickly a decision has to be made in these circumstances and why goal-line technology is important in the modern game.
In perhaps the most famous goal-line related incident came in the 2010 FIFA World Cup knockout stages between Germany and England. Frank Lampard of England took a shot on goal and the ball hit the underside of the crossbar, crossing over the goal-line entirely, but bouncing back into the field of play from the backspin. Neither the referee nor his assistant were able to award the goal. Germany went on the win the game, 4-1.
Goal Line Technology: Video Two
In this next video, FIFATV breaks down how goal-line technology settled whether or not the ball had completely crossed the goal-line during a 2014 World Cup group stage match between France and Honduras.
FIFA rules mandate that a ball cannot be thrown directly into the goal; however, an attacking play can be started from a throw-in. The following video showcases the rare flip-throw that leads to a bicycle kick and goal.
In 2012, former UNC women’s soccer player Indi Cowie set a Guinness World Record by juggling 102 times with her heel.
Angles: Shooting Space
Angles are critical for all soccer players and especially for the goalkeeper. But how do you defend this free kick?
Reviving a 3,000-year-old Ancient Ballgame
Long before basketball and soccer, ancient Mayans were hitting the park to play rounds of Mesoamerican ballgame.