*New* 2021, game one. 2022, game two. Non-Stop FootBall.

Place a large cone on the grass.

One team v one team, 7 v 7.

Team one line up next to the cone.

The player at the front of the queue stands in front of the cone.

He or she is the Kicker.

The Kicker waits for team two’s Passer.

The game starts with team two’s Passer, to pass the football fairly along the ground to team’s one Kicker.

The Kicker then kicks the football as hard as he or she can to the field.

He or she can try to kick it along the ground or in the air.

Minus the teams two Passer, team two have five players on the field, to trap the football and one player behind the kicker/cone, for when the kicker misses their kick from the pass or when the player fields the football and passes it to the Passer for another pass to the waiting Kicker.

Team two player(s) attempt to control the football by either trapping the ball then passing it to the Passer, or if it comes to them the players in the air they control it. They can make teams one Kicker out by, one controlling the football with their head, chest, thigh or foot. A) It must be controlled then trapped with their foot to make the Kicker out. They then pass it back to the Passer. B) If it comes to team’s two Player along the ground the only way the Player can now C) get the Kicker out is if the Kicker whilst running five metres from one cone to another to score points is got out by the Passer passing the football and hitting the cone. The Kicker must run having kicked the football from the Passers pass, five metres around the two cones to score points whilst team two field the football and pass it back to the Passer. Team one the Kickers must attempt to run around the cones as many times as they can whilst team two Players get the football under control and passed back to the Passer. The Kicker ( new option ), may run to a right cone or left cone. The Passer is about five metres away from the Kicker. The Passer he or she stands by a cone too.

The game continues with team two passing the football to team one’s Kicker. If team two don’t control the football from the Kickers kick in the air once they’ve controlled it and passed it back to the Passer, or trapping it from a kick along the ground, having the Kicker running between the cones to score points, the Passer then just does another pass to the Kicker.

There are two ways the Kicker can get out. A) if the fielder controls the football from the air, B) the Kicker misses the kick and the Passers pass hits the cone and C) the Kicker whilst trying to run and score points gets passed out by the Passer as he or she aims at the cone with a quick fast pass. It is allowed to be a fast pass if the Kicker is still running between the cones. Team two have a player behind the cone incase the Kicker misses the pass or is running between the cones having done a kick from the Passer, team two. The idea is for team two to control the Kickers kick as fast as they can and pass it to the Passer so he or she can try and catch the Kicker out whilst they are running to get as many points as they can.

For Adults and children you may introduce a rule where the Keeper has more action. To get a Kicker out the Passer can quickly kick the ball either on the ground pass the cone, or in the air to the Keeper. This means the Kicker is out. ie. While the Kicker is running if they can’t make it back to protect there cone and the Passer either passes and hits the cone or another game rule, the Passer does a quick chip into the Keepers arms etc. Note the Keeper must catch the chip pass for the Kicker to be out.

Just to note!

The Passer makes passes at the cone or to the Keeper as soon as the ball is collected from the Player and passed to them, the Passer. The Passer doesn’t have to wait for the Kicker to be ready to kick.

Once team one gets a Kicker out, as per above ways, team one and two swap and the game continues with Passers/players then becoming Kickers/players.

The winner is the team after seven rounds, ( so that all players get a turn at been a kicker ), that has the most runned points. For children they will get out more often than an adults playing the game. As adults will kick further when been a kicker.

You may even want to introduce a rule that once a Kicker has scored/run around the cones 15-20 times, they then retire.

You may be thinking how hard it is for the passer to get the kicker out by passing and hitting the cone ( the kicker missing the pass and the ball hitting the cone ) or a fielder controlling the ball in midair ( from the kicker’s kick ) and trapping it to get the kicker out. Also the other way to get them out, by the passer passing the ball fast at the cone, having received it from a pass from the fielder, to pass quickly to hit the cone whilst the kicker is running around the cones. As the kicker may misjudge their running. Then get out from the fast action of the passer passing the ball and hitting the cone. You may need to just alter the rules with the kicker retiring after they’ve scored say 5-10 runs around the cone (run/scoring). Then the other remaining kicker’s have a turn.

For Adults the Passer can kick it harder to challenge the Kicker.

For Children they are more likely to not judge if they have time to do a run, so more chances of the Passer, passing the ball and hitting the cone. Getting them out.

Depending on whose playing the game you may have a Teacher, Coach or Child counting the score.

NEW 03.01.2022

Differing to the below game. Game One. Game two. Once the kicker has kicked the pass from the opposing teams Passer, once a player has collected the football, all team mates must pass the football around until all of them have had contact with the football. 5 passes. Then the final pass to the Teams Passer, who continues. As the games go on the fielder’s will learn where to position themselves.

Game two.

7 v 7

Game One

MD 2021