Category: Soccer

Soccerball Tag

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Soccer balls (or nerf balls, dodgeballs)
Game Description: Soccerball tag provides a fun opportunity to practice dribbling, passing, kicking, dodging, and spacial awareness. In soccer ball tag, the taggers dribble a foam ball around and try to kick it at the feet of the roamers to tag them. If a player gets tagged by a ball, they also become a tagger and grab a ball from the side. The game gets trickier as more and more players become it. Give it a go in a soccer unit or as a stand alone game! Read More →

Crazy Ball Soccer

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Various soft or foam balls
Game Description: Great for any grade or age level, Crazy Ball Soccer is basically a soccer game with a little bit of attitude. Set-up a soccer game as normal, except that instead of just using a soccer ball, add in whatever crazy equipment you might have to kick around! Some tested equipment that works well in this game are foam footballs, large foam dice, or beach balls – use all of them at the same time and watch them bounce all crazy-like around the field or gym as the players try to kick them. Add in whatever rules desired when it comes to goalies, points, etc. Read More →

Corner Ball

Grade level: 2-8
Equipment: Soccer ball, benches
Game Description: Corner ball is a gym game that has 4 teams competing on one-on-one-on-one-on-one situations. This soccer-based game is a student favorite, and it gives players a chance to hone their soccer skills – dribbling, control, shooting, agility. Try it out as part of your soccer unit or as a stand-alone game. Read More →

Backwards Soccer

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: Soccerball, nets
Game Description: This is soccer, but with everything backwards. The nets are backwards, the rules are backwards, and whatever else you’d like to turn backwards. No using feet to advance the ball, players must use their hands to shoot, pass, or dribble! But goalies? No using hands for them. Quite a mix-up from the regular game of soccer, but worth trying out to add something new and exciting. Read More →

3-Ball Soccer

Grade level: K-8
Equipment: 3 soccer balls
Game Description: For more action, and more touches, play 3 ball soccer. It’s essentially a big soccer game with the added bonus of 2 more soccer balls. Great to play especially with large classes or groups of students.

Knockout (Soccer)

Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: Soccerballs
Game Description: Students dribble their soccer balls in the playing area, while at the same time trying to kick away other students soccer balls to knock them out of the game. Good game to practice control and awareness during the dribbling skill. Read More →