Pool Table

The Rules

Two even numbered teams free play using as many skills as possible to get an opportunity to pass or shoot through one of the six pockets.

The other team try to prevent this and gain possession.

If a team pots a ball they retain possession and continue their break until they miss the target or lose the ball to a tackle or interception.

The first team to score 8 (ie 7 reds then the black) wins the game.

For any fouls or cheating the opposition team is awarded a free shot.

Main Objectives

Passing, movement, support, shooting accuracy, general defending.

Set Up

Area: 40×30 yards, six gates like pockets on a pool table
Players: 12, 2 teams of 6
Equipment: Cones, 1 ball

Pool Table drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 1

UK pool rules, so 7 colours and the black to win.


Pool Table drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 2

Pot by passing or shooting into one of the pockets.


Pool Table drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 3

If a pot is missed the opposition gets a chance.


What To Call Out

“Accurate passing”
“It’s 5-3” – for example
“Team A is on the black”


Limit the number of touches each player is allowed.

Alternatively, place a ball over each pocket that players must strike with the cue ball in order to pot. This encourages even greater accuracy and good pace on shots and passes.


Play one frame or best of 3 frames and change the personnel around.

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