Kids Soccer Games: "Spaceman"
Getting rid of the ‘pack’ mentality
is important early in soccer. Spacing between players is a
good skill to learn, and you can teach it using this kids
soccer game called "Spaceman."
Give all of the kids in the group a soccer ball.
Place 4 pylons equal distance apart, creating a squared area
of about 25 yard by 25 yards.
Give the kids a ball and have them make sure
they are equal distance between each other to start. They
should be about 10 to 12 feet away from one another.
How this kids soccer game works
When the coach blows the whistle the players
must dribble the ball around the inside of the
Players must try to maintain that 10 to 12 feet
between all of the other players on the field.
The only way they are going to be able to do this is to keep
their heads up and make sure they know where the other players
Coaches should emphasize the importance of spacing
when players are passing and trying to move the ball.
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