Students should have the basic fundamentals of dribbling and passing before attempting this activity.
Suggested Grade Level:
One soccer ball per/offensive partners. 20+ cones (2/goal with 5+ goals on each side of the gym)
Description of Idea
Before class, have several pairs of cones set-up around the gym about 5 feet apart. These will be the goals.
Split the class into four teams and have each student pick a partner. Then split the class into two separate games, two teams on one side of the gym and the other two on the other side.
Decide which teams are the defenders and which are the offenders. The students who are the offenders must dribble up to the cones and pass, through the cones, to their partner on the other side. The defenders must prevent the offenders from scoring by stealing the ball.
If the ball does get stolen, the defending pair become the offenders and vice versa. For every pass that is successfully passed through the cones to their partners, is a point. After they have passed through the cone to their partner, they must then dribble to another set of cones.
After a few minutes have the teams switch roles to allow everyone to have a turn in being the defender and offender.
Submitted by Michael Denver
in Bayville, NJ.
Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 2/24/2015.
Looks like a great drill, would love to try it but not sure I fully understand. Can I get a video too please? Thanks!
Played this game today with 7th and 8th graders. Loved the game, offense, defense, dribbling, passing, scoring. Covered practice of all skills. Plus it was a great cardio workout for kids. Thanks for sharing.
First time subbing for PE today and this game was on my plans. I was a bit confused at first, but it worked very well. Keep in mind that there are no "goals" in this game. The scoring occurs when a team successfully completes a pass through the cones. The game is quite fluid and possession changes hands rapidly. I had 3 sets of cones set up on each side of the gym and that worked well. I think any more would have crowded the space. I had teams of 3 in one class and teams of 2 in another. Both worked well. I found that it was great for keeping the kids moving and it was active and fun enough that no one was really concerned about keeping score.