Coaching Association of Canada

Spider Ball

Stage of Activity 



One ball per pair


5 - 10 minutes

Number of People


How it Works

Have participants divide into pairs, assign each pair a number and give each pair a ball. Have the group stand in a circle where everyone is directly across from their partner. Identify the action that you’d like each pair to complete (throw the ball to your partner, kick the ball to your partner). The coach calls out a variety of numbers (the more numbers you call the harder the activity will be) and has the players move the ball to their partners as described. For example of you call 2 & 4 then pair 2 and pair 4 throws the ball to their partner at the same time.


Throwing, rolling, kicking, spatial awareness


To make the activity harder have each player have a ball – when their number is called, they need to exchange balls as described. This game can be played in a variety of environments with a variety of sport-specific equipment and skills.