Pass Through the Cones

Basic Activity Info

Activity Type: 

  • Physical
Age Group: 
6-9 yrs
9-12 yrs
13+ yrs
Time Requirement: 

Group Size: 

  • Large Group
  • Medium Group
  • Small Group

Play Area: 

  • Gymnasium (large indoor space)
  • Outdoor - Field

Fundamental Skills: 

  • Dribble
  • Kick
  • Run
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For teams to pass the ball through a set of cones to another member of their team.
Other Skills:


Cones (2 for each net)
Soccer balls
Pinnies (optional)

Set Up: 

Divide the group into 2 or 3 teams and give pinnies to 1 or 2 teams to differentiate the participants. Try to have about 6-8 participants on one team. 
Set up two pylons about 2 feet away from each other or so to create a net. Set up around 6 nets in the playing area. 

Step by Step: 
  1. The goal is for a team member to pass the ball through a set of cones (the net) to another member of their team.
  2. If they do this, their team gets a point.
  3. Participants can dribble and pass the ball through the playing area, but they only get a point when they pass it through the cones.
  4. Other teams are trying to steal the ball from the team with the ball.
  5. There are no goalies in this game, so participants cannot stand in front of a net.
  6. However, there will be more than one ball in play.
  7. It's important for teams to work together and play defense and offense at the same time. 
  8. If a participant from team A passes the ball through, but a participant from team B gets possession of that ball, then team A does not get the point.
  9. The leader can keep track of the score.
  10. Play for a set amount of time or until one team gets a set amount of points.
Safety Considerations: 

Remove any safety hazards and obstacles from the play area.
Remind participants to be aware of their surroundings and to keep their head up.


Use more than 2 balls, or create more or less nets. Can also make the nets bigger or smaller to make it more challenging or easier.
Play with basketballs, and participants have to bounce pass or do a chest pass through the cones and a team member has to catch the ball to get a point.

Adaptations (Blindness/Visual Impairment): 
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Use a ball with a bell inside or a plastic bag tied around it so that participants who are blind or visually impaired can hear it. Encourage team members to call out so that players who are blind or visually impaired can know where they are in relation to them. 


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