Monkey in the Middle

Monkey in the Middle


Three players set up in a triangle and one player is in the middle. The 3 players in the triangle pass the ball around using only their feet (or hands). The player in the middle tries to get it. If he gets it, the passing player who made the error goes into the center.

What This Works On

Things You Need

Ball (soccer or playground balls work well)


Depending on skill levels, add another player to the middle.Define small areas that triangle players must stay in to pass and receive the ball.Try this game with a tennis ball to practice catching and throwing too.


Use the inside of your foot (instep) to pass to the other players. Aim your instep towards your teammate when kicking the ball.Lean towards the teammate you are passing to when you kick the ball.Keep both your arms out to your side to improve balance.

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