Receiving Game 3

   Hot Lava

This exercise will allow players to practice kicking and receiving the ball

1) Coach starts with all the balls. Spread out the kids in a semicircle.

2) Begin kicking a ball to each of the kids.  They should in turn “quickly” kick it back to you.  They don’t want to get burned by the hot lava.

3) They should try to be accurate, using the side of their foot.

4) Their goal is to kick it back to you before you run out of balls.  Your goal is to not have any soccer balls left.

Variation: Divide the kids into groups of 4 and have the kids do the same activity, just with each other. 

For the Coach: Work on using the side of their foot and also keeping their head up.