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Once we cover many of the basic soccer/fútbol ball-handling skills, we like to introduce single-cone soccer/fútbol. All you need is one cone and a couple of evenly-matched students. You’ll find that many components of soccer are practiced in this simple game including defensive positioning, ball handling, strategy, and a ton of fitness!
How to play:
Further explanation is in the video.
After several minutes of single-cone soccer, we transition to 2 versus 2, single cone soccer. For this, two players who were playing against each other during single-cone soccer are now teammates playing against another pair of students. This version is equally exciting, incorporating passing and team play.
I’ve also had each pair of students set up their cones about 15-20 feet from each other to player 2 versus 2, 2-cone soccer.
Finally, below is a version I played at home with my kids during the pandemic.