Indoor Modified Football: Activity 4 Running Play

By MLaCortiglia on Nov 05, 2015

The following is part of a series of 6 different activities related to football, designed to be played indoors on a replica football field.  These activities have been modified for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with deafblindness or multiple disabilities.


  • 2 - 4 large cones
  • 7 footballs
  • kicking tee or small cone
  • clothes line or thin rope (optional) for trailing


  1. This activity can be done in groups of 3 or 4 students. One student is the center, one is the quarterback, and one is the running back.
  2. The center hikes the ball through his/her legs to the quarterback who grips the ball and turns to the right to hand the ball off to the running back who starts to move in that direction. The center may also hike the ball laterally instead of through the legs.
  3. Instruct the center and to hike the ball on the quaterbacks “hike” command or a tap on the back.
  4. Once the running back secures the ball he/she runs, walks, or strolls to the opposite end for a touchdown.
  5. Have the students rotate through the different positions.


  • Place 3 small cones 1 ½ yards apart diagonally and have student run cutting around the cones.

activity 2 kickoff return collage

Check out other indoor modified football activities here:

Activity 1: Running Handoff

Activity 2: Kickoff Return

Activity 3: Field Goal Kick

Activity 5: Passing Play

Activity 6: Wheelchair Football