Statue Tag

SoccerSpecific

Emphasis:
Dribbling

Set-up:
12 players, each with a ball, try and avoid two defenders in a 20×35 yard grid.

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Objective:
If one of the 12 players is tagged by a defender or if their ball is forced out of the grid, they become a statue.  They hold the ball over their head keeping their legs spread apart.  The statue may join back in if another attacker dribbles their ball through the statue’s legs.  Play for 2 minutes and change the roles of the players.

Progression:

  1. The statue must do 10 push-ups and then hold the ball above their head.
  2. Increase the amount of time working.

Coaching Points:

  • Keep your head up at all times.
  • Dribble away from pressure.