The Real Madrid Game – Variation

Real Madrid Game – Variation

This game has both the elements that I loved about football as a kid, hitting the ball against a wall or fence to try and control it and scoring goals.


This game has the benefits of increasing the pitch size when used indoors or in a caged area encouraging players to use the extra space effectively.

Just like the Real Madrid game the team in possession have to get into the other half and score in the goal that is backed onto their goal. Each team must have at least one player in each half at all times. But before they can shoot at the goal they have to hit the ball off the back fence, wall or bench in the half they are attacking. Whenever the ball goes back into their defensive half of the pitch the have to hit the back again before they can score.

This game forces players to switch play quickly and tests their reaction to unpredictable bounces off the wall or fence and it encourages players to take shooting opportunties. It can take the players a little time to figure out the strategy.

If you only have one goalkeeper use a couple of cones as goals so the keeper to change the way he faces dependent on which team is attacking.