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Soccer Activities


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GOAL CHALLENGE

Object:

  • To score by kicking the soccer ball past the goalie and into the goal.
Equipment:
  • Two soccer balls at each goal
Description:
  • Two teams are placed at each goal area.
  • One team stands behind the goal with one member becoming the goalie.
  • The other team stands about 20 yards in front of the goal and has one member attempting to score on the goalie from designated locations on the field.
  • Team members rotate until every person has a turn and then the teams switch positions.
  • Successful goals determine the team scores.
Variations:
  • Have two players on defense (goalie and fullback) and two on offense.
  • Change the distance and angle of the shots.
SIAMESE SOCCER

Object:
  • To kick or throw the ball into the opponent's goal.
Equipment:
  • Soccer ball
  • Material to tie legs together
Description:
  • Each player ties one leg to the leg of a teammate.
  • The game begins with the ball on the ground.
  • The ball can be caught only after it is kicked in the air.
  • Only one hand can be used to catch and throw the ball.
  • No goalie is permitted and goals must be scored from a distance of at least ten yards from the goal.
Variations:
  • Use two goals at each end of the field. This will increase the action.
  • Play the game without using hands.
  • Use two or more balls.
SOCCER KEEP AWAY

Object:
  • To keep the ball away from the opposing team using soccer skills.
Equipment:
  • Soccer ball for each group of five players
Description:
  • Three players attempt to keep the ball away from two players by dribbling and passing in a defined area.
  • Players change positions when a ball is intercepted or stolen on a dribble.
Variations:
  • Vary the number of players on offense and defense.
POSITION SOCCER

Object:
  • To have every player kick the ball before the team can score a goal.
Equipment:
  • Soccer ball for each team
Description:
  • Have players assume positions in their playing zones.
  • There are no defensive players.
  • The goalie throws or kicks the ball to a teammate.
  • Every player must kick the ball before a goal can be scored.
Variations:
  • Make the game competitive by timing how long it takes to score a goal. Rotate a new team on the field as soon as one team scores.
  • Require a certain type of kick or position on the field in order for a goal to count.
  • Decrease the size of the field.
    UP, UP, AND AWAY

    Object:
    • To practice soccer skills using balloons.
    Equipment:
    • Heavy duty round balloons
    Description:
    • Balloons can be effective teaching aids when teaching lead-up skills.
    • They add sparkle to classes practicing ball-skill fundamentals.
    • Soccer kicks such as the instep, side of the foot, and volley can all be practiced with a balloon.
    • The thigh, instep, and chest traps also lend themselves to balloon usage.
    • Throw-ins can also be practiced by painting lines on the balloons to check for spin.
    Variations:
    • Practice ball skills for other sports also; volleyball, basketball, football, etc.


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