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Two vrs One Team Soccer Keep Away

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Two teams attempt to keep the ball away from the other team.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Retain

  • Pass

-Equipment List:

  • One soccer ball and four cones for about 12 players.


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Create a square playing space about 15-25 paces across.

  • Divide the players into three equal  sized teams.

  • One team distributes their players around the edges of the square. The other two teams are in a scattered location throughout the inside of the square.

  • One team is given the ball.


  • When the players are ready, the team with the ball attempts to pass the ball to each other as many times as possible, keeping it away from the other team in the square.

  • The team with the ball can also use the players on the outside of the square to pass to. Players on the outside need to keep track of which team has the ball so they can pass the ball to the same team that passed the ball to them.

  • After a certain amount of time, switch the outside of the squre team with one of the inside of the square teams.

-Questions & Notes:

  • What are some keys to successfully passing a ball to a teammate, or defending a team from making successful passes?

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