|Rank:||Elite – 1 points|
Focus: Small Sided Games
Instructions: Use your whole grid. In the corners, make a box that the players can wait in. Put all of the balls in another box in the middle of your grid. In total, you will have 5 boxes. Split the players up evenly in the corner boxes. The players are the pirates! On the facilitator’s signal, each player (one at a time from the corner boxes) will run toward the jewels (balls in the middle). They will pick up 1 with their hands and bring it back to their pirate ship (their corner box).
Progression: (1) When all the balls are gone, players can steal balls from other player’s pirate ships. Players are only allowed 1 ball at a time and players cannot tackle or protect the ball. Play for 1-2 minutes then change the players. (2) Introduce the ball. Rather than picking the ball up with their hands, the players have to dribble the ball back.
Coaching Points: Let them play, allow for creativity, and have fun!
Additional Notes: This is the last week of this program (Festival Day)!