Circle of Doom
|Stage of Activity|| |
10-15 soccer cones to create a circle
10 - 15 minutes
|Number of People|| |
3+ (works best with 6+)
|How it Works|| |
This game was originally played in cycling (on bikes), but can be adapted to other sports by varying the movement skill. For land-based, running sports this activity works best if athletes hop on one foot rather than just running.
Set up a circle approximately 10 metres in diameter.
If athletes are bumped out (or put their foot on the ground in cycling and/or hopping) they must exit the circle, complete a ‘recovery loop’ (e.g. 300 metres run or 400 metres cycle) then they can join back in the game.
The coach continues to shrink the circle, until only one athlete remains.
Balance, body and space awareness, coordination, agility, sport-specific skills (e.g. dribbling, stick handling), some aerobic endurance
This activity can be done with many sports. E.g. in ice hockey and ringette athletes can skate backwards with pucks / rings; in soccer or basketball, athletes can dribble, protecting their equipment, while trying to bump others out of the circle.