Classic game of piggie in the middle where players around a circle pass the ball whilst two in the middle try to intercept.


Aim: To improve 1st touch / control

Suitable for: U9’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area, 1 ball

Organisation:  Start with 8 players making a circle. The 8 players must keep possession away from 2 players that are positioned in the centre of the circle. Swap middle players.


  • Players on the outside can’t pass to the player next to them
  • Encourage players to increase tempo
  • Change team ratio’s (7 v 3)

Coaching Points

  • Emphasis is on 1st touch, keep ball out of feet and in the direction of the following pass
  • Communication to command the ball
  • 1st touch with inside or outside of foot