This is a fun game for kids to get some revenge on the grown-ups! Start by giving each kid a ball.
The coach then goes into the middle of a specified area and starts to run around. The kids must dribble their soccer balls around the area and try to hit the coach with the ball. When a ball hits the coach, the coach should yell “Ouch!” for extra fun. While this game is good fun for the kids, it also teaches dribbling and helps kids keep their heads up as they look for the coach. Remind them it’s important to: Listen to coach’s commands.
Consider making faces to provoke the kids to try harder.
Yell Ouch loud. The harder the hit, the louder you are.
Maybe even fall down at the end, when you are hit. The kids will realize this is their chance to “get you”
What does this teach?
- React quickly to verbal queues.
- Dribble with speed, but keep the close.
- Make sure the players hold the ball close so they can stop quickly.