Steal the Bacon-Soccer Style
To develop eye-foot coordination.
Before You Start
Skills Practiced: Dribbling, shooting, defense, listening and following instructions.
Equipment Needed: Two soccer balls and four cones.
- Set-up a large rectangular area and note the boundary lines.
- Place cones at opposite ends of the field to make goals and put the soccer balls in the middle of the field.
- Stand in a position where you can see the entire play area and the students can easily hear the calls.
- Teach the rules of the game and have the students explain the game back to you.
- Review the basic concepts and skills of soccer that you want to reinforce throughout the game.
Large rectangular area with clear boundaries.
How to Play
- Divide the students into two groups.
- Give each student a number so that each team has a #1, #2, etc.
- Remember that younger students may have a difficult time remembering their numbers so asking them to show you their number with their fingers will help them remember.
- Each team sits on opposite sidelines in a line facing each other.
- For each round, call out a number.
- The student with that number runs to his/her team’s ball.
- The student dribbles the ball towards their team’s goal and attempts a shot.
- If s/he makes it, the team gets a point, and then s/he returns the ball back to the designated team area in the center of the field.
- Make sure that everyone has a turn at this before using variations.
- As students’ age and skill level progress, several elements can be added or changed to keep this game interesting and exciting.
- Two teams can play with one soccer ball so that they are playing against each other and playing defense as well as offense.
- More than one number can be called at once to encourage passing.