America SCORES Cleveland Fall Programming 2020

Due to Cleveland Metropolitan School District being completely digital for the first 9 weeks of school, SCORES programming this Fall will look a little different. Despite the differences we are committed to providing a safe space for students to find their voice through poetry and learn healthy habits through soccer.

Virtual Programming:

Poetry Lessons- We will be offering twice weekly Zoom sessions for all students grades 1st-8th grade from ANY school. Students are required to register and chose the time frame that works best for them. All participants will learn the basics of poetry and new poetic forms while preparing for our annual Poetry SLAM. Our Poetry SLAM this year will be virtual and winners will win $50 gift cards.

Register your student here: https://bit.ly/scoreszoompoetry

Can’t make live lessons? Your student can also complete the lessons on their own time! Each week we will give the codes for 2 lessons on Nearpod. To take part in the lesson, click the link provided. You student will be asked to provide their name in the first box. In the second box please have them put their school and email.
If students complete 4 lessons they will be eligible to take part in our Poetry SLAM!

Rhyming – https://bit.ly/RhymingSCORES
Onomatopoeia – https://bit.ly/OnomatopoeiaSCORES

Soccer Lessons – Twice a week SCORES staff will be posting soccer videos going over different skills that students can practice at home. Videos will be posted on our social channels as well as on Flipgrid (using code ascsoccer). All students of any age are encouraged to watch the videos, practice their skills and submit videos showing what they learned through Flipgrid. Students who participate will have a chance to earn prizes!

Submit videos on Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/ascsoccer

In-Person Programming:

In connection with the Learning Pods set up throughout the city, SCORES will be offering soccer and writing practices at a handful of locations. The Learning Pods are spaces for students to safely complete their daily school lessons and then take part in enrichment activities after class.

The Learning Pods we are taking part in are listed below. For more information please contact these locations directly:
Bethel SDA Church – 1443 Addison Road
Little Critters Too – 13712 Bellaire Road
Jones Road Family Development Corporation – 8000 Jones Road
Lexington Bell – 7724 Lexington Ave.
Merrick House – 1050 Starkweather Ave.

We will also be offering programming at Boys Hope Girls Hope (9619 Garfield Blvd.) on Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5:30 pm. Students will take part in both soccer and poetry lessons each day.
To register for Boys Hope Girls Hope: https://bit.ly/scoreszoompoetry

If you have any questions or need assistance registering a child please contact our staff at info@americascorescleveland.org. 

Soccer Videos

Introduction to SCORES

Learn all about what America SCORES is with Coach Matthew. Write your own acrostic poem about what the word SCORES means to you! Submit your poems to us on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.”

What is America SCORES?

Foundations

There are a few foundational skills to practice before you start trying the more complicated skills such as dribbling and passing. Coach Ramona gives you a few basic skills to practice. Give these a try and show us what you learned on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.”

Foundations

Field of Play

Understanding where to play and what kind of ball to play with is vital to getting better at soccer. Coach Matthew talks you through where you should play and what kind of ball to use. Show us where you are practicing and what you are practicing with on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.”

Field of Play

Introduction to Dribbling

Once you have perfected foundations you can move onto dribbling. Coach Ramona walks you through which parts of the foot to use when kicking the ball. Show us your dribbling skills using all sides of your foot on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.”

Introduction to Dribbling

Kick Off

Coach Josiah teaches you how to start and restart a game. Show us your own Kick Off skills on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.”

Kick Off

Dribbling in Space

Once you know which sides of your foot to use you can start trying to dribble. Start by dribbling in a small space where you can keep control of the ball. Show us your dribbling skills on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.”

Dribbling in Space

In and Out of Play

Coach Matthew teaches how to know when a ball is in play and when it is out of play. This lesson will help you understand when to stop playing and when to keep going. A good rule of thumb is to never stop playing until you hear the referee’s whistle!

Show us what you have learned on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.” Show us on a sheet of paper or in the field of play you have what a ball looks like in bounds and what it looks like out of bounds.

In and Out of Play

Throw In

How do you get the ball back in play after it goes out of bounds? You use a throw in. Coach Matthew teaches you how to complete a proper throw in. Remember to keep both feet on the ground and use two hands to throw it back in over your head.

On Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer,” show us what you learned! Demonstrate your best throw in!

Throw In

Making a Goal

Scoring a goal is one of the most exciting parts of a soccer game. Coach Josiah teaches you what counts as a goal and what does not. Once you watch the video show us your goal celebration on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.”

Making a Goal

Shooting a Goal

Now you know what counts as a goal time to learn how to make a goal. Coach Josiah teaches you how to kick the ball and how your foot should look.

Show us your goal scoring kicks on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.”

Shooting a Goal

Goalkeeper

Being the goalie is a tough but important job. Coach Courtney explains the role of the goalie and what unique things they can do. Share your favorite part of being a goalie is on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.’

Goalkeeper

Goalkeeping Techniques

Being the goalie requires you to know how to stop the ball in variety of ways. In this video Coach Courtney explains the different ways of catching and stopping the ball. Show off your goal saving skills on Flipgrid using the code “ascsoccer.”

Goalkeeping Techniques