Fassen-Ball® PE Game Idea 11




14" (0.36 m) to 24" (0.61 m)

Age group

8 years old and +


12-30 participants



Activity Type


Fassen Ball Game
Fassen Ball Game

A fun and inclusive physical education game

Looking for an indoor or outdoor physical education games? Try Fassen-Ball. A teamwork game that doesn’t need a lot of material or preparation.


Fassen-Ball is played with 2 teams of 5 players on the field with one ball. To score a goal, the ball has to cross the goal line between the two goalposts and the crossbar. The players must move the ball with their hands.


The benefits of this physical activity is its ability to improve hand-eye coordination and cardiovascular capacity as participants work together to score a goal.

How the game is played

When the game begins, one team starts with possession of the ball. The ball is played on the ground with one or two hands by rolling it. It is forbidden to lift the ball with two hands to pass it or to shoot it into the goal. An air pass (ground to air) is allowed with one hand. If the ball is in the air, it can be put on the ground (control), shot or dribbled with as in basketball, passed (volleyball touch), but a two-handed pass is not allowed.

The ball can be taken away from an opposing player but it is always 1 on 1 (duel). If a second player touches the ball, it is a foul against his team. If the ball remains blocked for more than 4 seconds between two players, it is an aerial interlude (basketball style).

Any physical contact penalizing the opponent (pushing, holding, pushing, unbalancing, etc.) is sanctioned by an indirect free kick or penalty kick if the foul took place in the penalty area. A disciplinary sanction could be applied as well: withdrawal from the game of minutes, yellow card, red card depending on the seriousness of the fault.

It is forbidden to play the ball with the feet intentionally except for the goalkeeper in the penalty area to intercept shots but forbidden to use it to take the ball out of the hands of the opposing attacker. If there is an infraction, it is an indirect free kick or penalty kick if the foul occurs in the penalty area. Kneeing the ball on the ground is not allowed.

All restarts (touch, goal kick, corner, free kick) are executed with the feet. The penalty kick, however, is taken with the hands while advancing towards the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation, as in field hockey, to try to score.


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