Squashed Soccer (or small room soccer)

  • For games of 4-6 players (2-3 per side):

    • Two foldable gymnastic mats​

    • One foam or indoor soccer ball


-Equipment Link:

Squashed Soccer (or small room soccer)

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-Fundamental Movement Skills:

-Equipment List:

To score more goals than the other team.

  • Locomotor

    • Dodge

    • Run 

  • Manipulative Send

    • Kick

    • Throw​

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Block 

    • Catch​

  • Manipulative Retain​

    • Bounce​

    • Dribble

-Setting Up:

  • Divide players into two teams. 

  • Each team defines a goalie who can use hands when within one pace of the goal

  • Place a gymnastic mat on end to form a goal.

  • Have a drop ball at centre to being the game


  • Played like regular soccer except

    • A player can only contact the ball with her hands when she is in goal.

    • All penalties (hand ball, rough play, holding, tripping....) will result in an indirect free-kick (must be contacted by a second player before the goal counts).

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variations:

    • Could also use a raquetball court.

  • Questions for Understanding:

    • What are some of the best strategies to score points?​

    • What are some of the best strategies to prevent the other team from scoring points?