Purpose of Event: To keep soccer ball close to student�s body when practicing cues for dribbling with feet and toe taps.
Prerequisites: Cues to dribbling (small touches, primarily inside part of foot, look up)/Cues to toe taps (lightly tap the top of the ball with the bottom of your foot, alternate feet)
Suggested Grade Level: K-2
Materials Needed: Poly spots, soccer balls, flat hula hoops
Description of Idea
Students dribble around the gym trying to get as many "pizzas" as possible. To get a "pizza" (poly spot), they keep track of how many times they can stop their soccer ball on the �pizza� (poly spots are scattered in the activity area).
Students can�t pick the �pizzas� up. They also try to avoid the "manholes" (hula hoops). If the student�s ball travels across a �manhole� (out of control), they must perform 3 toe taps to climb out of the �man hole� before continuing to dribble.
Variations: Use larger bases instead of poly spots.
Use larger bases instead of poly spots.
Assessment Ideas: Checklist: Student keeps ball close to body (in control)-Yes or No.
Checklist: Student keeps ball close to body (in control)-Yes or No.