This game is pure fun and it’s so simple that even four and five-year-olds can play it yet 15-year-olds will get a lot from it too.
Objective: To improve shooting technique, passing and communication.
Set-up: Use a circular or rectangular playing area about 30 yards across.
- Place a large traffic cone (or a flat cone with a ball balanced on top of it) as a target in the middle of the area.
- Mark out a circular five-yard exclusion zone round the cone.
- Divide your players into teams of three of four.
- Three teams per playing area.
How to play: Each team tries to score a point by hitting the target. Players cannot enter the exclusion zone. First team to five wins.
Make the game easier for very young players by placing a number of targets within the exclusion area.
Make the game harder for older, more experienced players by reducing the size of the playing area.
Add a goalkeeper or a defender to work in the exclusion zone protecting the cone.
Play with two balls.