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!

  1. Players spread out in playing area – they are the roamers.
  2. Choose 1 or 2 taggers to start (taggers get a ball).
  3. Taggers dribble ball around, and try to shoot ball at foot of roamers.
  4. If a roamer gets hit by ball, then he grabs a ball from the side and also becomes a tagger.
  5. Game continues until everyone has been hit.


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  1. I played this game with grades 2-5 and they LOVED it. They kept wanting to play it again and again.
    If after a min or two the first dribbler did not get anyone, I had another student volunteer to also be it.

  2. We’ve played this forever. Great game for littles. We call it Pac Man

  3. It is really fun!!!!!

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