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No Ball Holding


Combining elements of football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball, teams try to get the ball through the goal in the center of the circular playing area.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run

  • Manipulative-Send

    • passing

    • dribbling

    • kicking

    • bumping​

-Equipment List:

-Equipment Link:

  • Two goal posts (could be chairs)

  • 12 Poly Spots

  • One light larger ball

-Setting Up:

  • Set up the goal in the middle of the playing area.

  • Setup the cones 5-10 paces from the goal (closer for less able players and further for more able players.

  • Teams start on their own side.

  • One player from each team is a goalie on their side of the net.

  • One player from each team is given the ball on their own side.



  • After kickoff, players use moves from four sports to advance the ball while outside the key.

  • Players need to keep the ball moving without holding or trapping it.

  • Defenders will run in front of the flying or rolling ball and try to block it from advancing.

  • Each team has a goalie guarding its side of the goal. When the ball is inside the key, only goalies are allowing to touch it.

  • If another player touches it in the key, the other team gets a penalty kick.

  • The team that scores the most points by passing the ball through its side of the goal wins!

  • Add in a challenging variation by eliminating the goalies.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation:

    • Leaders can also call out sport-specific skills a student can use to advance the ball. For example, if using basketball moves, students can only dribble or throw the ball.​

  • Questions for understanding:​

    • Offensively what are some of the best tactics for advancing the ball towards the opponent's goal?​

    • Defensively what are some of the best tactics to prevent opponent's from moving the ball closer to the goal?

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