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Zombie Attack

The Rules

Split the players into two teams. One team starts in the middle and one team goes to an end zone.

The team in the middle are the zombies and in order to bite a player they have to keep their ball close and within touching distance when they tag a runner with their hand.

The players without a ball have to go from end zone to end zone without being bitten by the zombies.

Once a runner is bitten they turn into a zombie and get a ball from the side of the area.

See who can be the last runner to get bitten.

Main Objectives

Dribbling at pace, change of direction, disguise, attacking space.

Set Up

Area: 40×30 yards with 5 yard end zones
Players: 12, 2 teams of 6
Equipment: 11 balls

Zombie Attack soccer drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 1

The zombies are the team starting in the middle.

 

Zombie Attack soccer drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 2

Can you get to the other side without being bitten?

 

Zombie Attack soccer drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 3

If a player is bitten they become a zombie too.

What To Call Out

“Zombies!” – to get the game started
“You’ve been bitten”
“Stay inside the grid”

Progression

Fewer zombies than runners will make it harder at the start.

You can also use smaller balls to increase skill levels or add specific gates that runners must escape through.

Hint

Have fun, don’t get bitten.

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