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Five Pass Keep-away

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Attempt to get the most consecutive passes with your team

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Throw

  • Manipulative Receive

  • Catch

-Equipment List:

  • One Omnikin Ball per teams of 5-8 players.


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Identify players into two teams.

  • Give one of the players a ball.

  • Players are in a scattered position in the playing area.


  • Players with the ball can only pivot and have three seconds to pass the ball.

  • Players attempt to pass the ball to teammates as many consecutive times as possible--it is helpful for teams to count out loud the number of passes.

  • Defense cannot attempt to knock the ball away from the player holding the ball.

  • Any ball that hits the ground or is intercepted starts the other team with their first pass.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • What can players on the offensive team do to increase their success?

  • How can offensive players without the ball create open spaces for them to receive the ball?

  • What can players on the defensive team do to increase their success?

  • Variation:

  • Intercept Continues the Count: If a ball is intercepted by the opposition the intercepting team continues counting where the other team left off.

  • Bounce Pass: All passes must bounce once between players. Two+ bounces and the ball goes to the other team. 

  • Thanks to Omnikin and Scott Williams at NYShape  2019.

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