Protect the cone!

The Game

Use a 20×30 grid. Divide the players into four teams. Each player has a ball. Each team sets up three or four cones to protect on one side of the space. The coach chooses a captain for each team. The captain must decide which players will defend and attack. On command, the game begins with players defending their cones or attacking the other team’s cones, while controlling their own soccer ball. When your cones are knocked down, your team is out. The team with the last standing cone is the winner.

Coaching Points

Allow players to organize themselves with as little interference from you as possible.

Watch which players have the most success at organizing their group. But make sure all get plenty of opportunities to be the leader.

Watch the group dynamics and switch players often so they all get to work together.