Soccer Tennis Expanded

This relatively unused park across from the harbor in downtown San Diego has a lot of potential for soccer fun. Perfect for a small group staying in the hotels that border the park. The grass areas of the park are divided by cement walkways that create an assortment of geometrical shapes that can be used as borders to create a variety of games.  

i chose the long rectangular shape in the middle of the area as the field of play for a site specific soccer game.  

 

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This is a straight forward game that is inspired by soccer tennis. Two teams from 1-3 players on a side cross or chip the ball over the nurtral zone in the middle, which can be marked with a few cones, water bottles, or sweat shirts. The idea is to carry the ball over the nurtral zone bouncing the ball at least once into the oppositions zone and scoring a point if the ball eventually carries out of the grass area over any piece of  cement and then touches the ground. The ball does not need to be volleyed back immediately as in tennis. The ball can be trapped and then set up like a free kick if desired. Players can pass the ball to other players on thier team if needed to set a cross from a different angle. Time limits between tries can be set if needed. Point system is up to players but for an example first to 10 points could work just fine. The only way to score a point is by kicking the ball, you do not receive point from the other teams mistakes or misses. One try per side then switch possession. 

 

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Over head view of the park in photo below with the playing area for this game being the rectangle shape pointing from top to bottom of the photo. 

 To create more of a challenge you might  try making it so each team can only have one player in their grass zone when the opposing team has a try, restricting the other players to stay outside of the zone. This will make it easier for the team trying to score to have more space for dropping the ball inside the oppositions zone.  

To create more of a challenge you might  try making it so each team can only have one player in their grass zone when the opposing team has a try, restricting the other players to stay outside of the zone. This will make it easier for the team trying to score to have more space for dropping the ball inside the oppositions zone.  

Projeckt Art . Soccer