Is your soccer squad sick of doing the same drills over and over? The ability to play soccer all year in a dome is fantastic for refining abilities, but too much of one sport will stress out even the most dedicated players. Soccer “Fun Games” is designed to give kids a sense of fun and whimsy while learning new abilities and working together as a team. Many of these games can be taught without balls at first, either for the convenience of instruction or as a warm-up exercise, and then the balls can be added later. A few of these games can also be used as skill drills.
There are lots of games which you can enjoy with your home soccer field. Here are some fun drills and games to spice up your indoor soccer team’s practice sessions in this article.
Soccer freeze tag
This is a spin-off of the popular playground game freeze tag. The game where the tagged person is locked in place until an unfrozen player arrives to release them is one that most of us remember from our childhood. You’ve probably never considered playing it using soccer balls. To play, one person is designated as “it,” and the rest of the team must use their soccer balls to keep “it” away from them.
If the chaser makes contact with a player’s ball, that player is frozen. They must stand with their legs wide, and their ball held high above their heads. They can only be unfrozen if another player can swipe their ball past the frozen player’s legs. Keep going until all of the players are frozen.
Square of Death
The name may sound menacing, but fear not: there isn’t much death involved. All players dribble around a defined square in this soccer game. It’s ideal for an indoor soccer field with a limited area. The goal is to keep control of your ball while kicking out everyone else’s. You receive a point if you kick a ball out of the death square, and the other player has to chase after their ball. Before being able to re-enter the death squarely, the player must first complete a talent.
This skill game is comparable to dodge ball and maybe played with any number of people. The coach throws the ball to the players, who all line up on one end of the field. They then attempt to sprint across the area to the opposite end while the coach tries to pin one of them with his soccer ball. If you are hit, you will be added to the firing squad. The game will continue until all of the players have been hit.
Blob of soccer
Soccer blob is a variation on the tag game that begins with two players (without soccer balls) holding hands. They are known as “the blob,” and their job is to track down all of the other players, each of whom will be dribbling their ball. If the blob kicks away a player’s ball, that player must join hands with the blob. It becomes increasingly difficult to move the blob as it develops, but it also becomes more difficult for players to avoid it!
When your squad is bored with practice, try trying these ideas with them. The indoor home soccer field is a lot of fun, but adding activities like these to the mix keeps everyone coming back to the soccer stadium!