Close – far – in front … and play defense!

The children can move freely around the court and half of them have balls and the other half do not. The children with balls move around dribbling and the ones without a ball run. On the coach’s signal “GO” the children without balls must find a child with a ball and stick to them (then the children must stay as far as possible from the chosen child). When the coach says “CHANGE”, then they switch roles.

Variations:

  • The ones without a ball hide behind the teammate with a ball and follow them.
  • The ones without a ball run in front of the ones with a ball
  • When the coach says ”DEFENSE”, then the ones without the ball have to try to steal the ball from the ones with a ball (without making fouls).

INITIAL PHASE