Activity Card Football Coordination 7-8 Football Feast

FOOTBALL FEAST (Football Coordination)
Suitable for players aged 7-8 years

SETUP

  1. Create four 10m x 10m areas with 1 cone in the centre of the 4 areas
  2. Set up four slalom courses between each area
  3. Divide the players into 4 even groups, with a ball each. Each group starts inside a square
  4. The coach will need to hold 3 different coloured cones

HOW TO PLAY

  1. All players start with a ball each dribbling, turning and faking inside their square. You specify the part of the foot they should use, or the types of turns
  2. When you hold up a yellow cone, the players move clockwise one square and continue doing the same thing.
  3. When you hold up an orange cone, the players use only one ball and juggle between the group. If this is too difficult, allow a bounce between juggles
  4. When you hold up a blue cone, players dribble in & out of the slalom course to their right using different parts of the foot

PROGRESSION

INTERMEDIATE: Add increasingly difficult dribbling movements and turns
ADVANCED: Challenge the players to use different combinations when juggling, or limited touches when juggling

OUTCOMES

  • Dribbling and changing direction with close ball control, with both feet
  • Keeping head up for awareness of other players
  • Turning with different techniques • Juggling