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Cone Dribble (foot)


Physical: lower limb coordination, balance, gross motor skill

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention

Social: awareness of physical space, taking turns (if doing activity with other children)

Number of participants:

1 or more


  • medium-sized ball OR soccer ball
  • 6+ cones OR chairs


  1. child dribbles a soccer ball between cones

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: increase the space between cones/chairs to decrease physical demand

Change the task: allow the child to stop the ball with their foot every 2 cones to decrease physical demand

Change the equipment: use a larger ball to decrease the physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: increase the number of cones that the child needs to weave through to increase physical demand

Change the task: have the child alternate feet while dribbling to increase physical and cognitive demand

Change the equipment: have the child run while dribbling through the cones to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • in two weeks, the child will be able to dribble a larger ball when completing a 5-cone course (1m apart) 10 seconds faster than their initial time
  • I can bounce the ball