Beat the Clock Game
Beat the Clock Game

Soccer: Beat the Clock Game

Dick Moss, Editor, PE

Beat the Clock is a fun game that emphasizes passing, ballhandling, aggressive defense and good decision-making.

Divide your class into two teams and provide each team with a set of pinnies. Give Team A a ball for each player, and place them inside a 30 x 30 metre (yard) grid. Team B stands on the perimeter of the grid.

How to Play
On your whistle, players from Team B run into the playing area and attempt to kick the balls out of the grid. Any Team A players who lose their ball become support players for teammates by making themselves available for a pass.

Time how long it takes for Team B to kick all the balls out of the grid. Then have the two teams switch roles. The team with the fastest time wins.

1. Jim Garland, Youth Soccer Drills, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1997. 
2. Joe Luxbacher, Soccer Practice Games, 3rd Edition, Human Kinetics, 2010.

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