Treasure GrabFocus Skills: Foot Dribbling
Treasure Grab is a Fundamental Movement Skills game that will help your student develop their dribbling with feet skill. The game was adapted from OPEN‘s K-2 Foot Skills Learning Module. Be sure to create your free OPEN account in order to access the full learning module!
Quick RulesSet a rectangular playing area with a hoop in each corner and beanbags in the centre of the area. Divide the class into four teams, with each team being assigned a home base (one of the four hoops). Give each student a developmentally-appropriate soccer ball. One the teacher's signal, students begin to dribble their soccer ball with their feet, move to the centre of the playing area, collect one beanbag, and bring that beanbag back to their home base. Play continues until there are no beanbags left to be collected.
BuildsBuild One: Space Dribbling Have the class get into a scattered formation within the playing area and provide each student with a developmentally-appropriate soccer ball. Using music as the start signal, have students begin to move in general space while dribbling their soccer ball. Build Two: Musical Hoops While the students are moving in general space, place hoops in a scattered formation throughout the playing area. Now, when the music stops, students have to quickly dribble to an empty hoop while demonstrating control of their ball. In between each round, introduce one of the critical elements of the skill and have students focus on demonstrating that critical element when the music starts back up. The critical elements of dribbling with feet are:
- Uses gentle taps on the ball to move it forward.
- Uses inside and outside of foot.
- Uses both feet to control direction of ball.
- Looks "over" the ball (scans the playing area with his/her eyes)
- Matches ball's speed with own speed (keeps it close when moving slowly, further away when running)