Crossfire Soccer

  1. Ball Games
  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 3-5

  • Balls

  • 15 - 25 Minutes

Development Goal

To develop teamwork, verbal communication and eye-foot coordination.

Skills Practiced: Endurance, evasion, kicking and awareness.

Before You Start

  • Split players into three teams.
  • Review soccer skills, such as dribbling and passing.
  • Demonstrate using the soccer ball to move the big ball.
  • Explain the rules of the game and have players repeat the rules back to you.

Set Up

Create a playing area with cones in the shape of a triangle. Set up a goal on each side. Set the big ball in the middle of all three goals and the soccer balls in front of each of the goals.

How to Play

  • Within each team, players must join arms with a partner so everyone moves in pairs.
  • The goal is to kick the soccer balls so they hit the big ball into one of the goals.
  • Just as in regular soccer no hands are allowed.
  • The big ball can only be moved by using the other soccer balls. Players cannot touch the big ball.
  • Teams cannot score on the same goal consecutively.


  • Make the goals larger, even the entire side of the triangle.
  • Play without have players in pairs.
  • Have teams defend one of the three goals.