Activity Card Football Coordination 4-6 Jungle Time

JUNGLE TIME (Football Technique)
Suitable for players aged 4-6 years

SETUP

  1. Create an area up to 30m x 20m
  2. In each corner use 3 cones to make a ‘jungle’ 4m x 4m
  3. There are no teams and all players have a ball

HOW TO PLAY

  1. The Game Leader calls out an animal and the players must move the ball in the style of the animal. E.g. An elephant may require slow movements dragging the ball with the sole of the foot. An Anteater may move the ball with the head while on hands and knees

PROGRESSION

BASIC: Ask the players to make suggestions for new animals to use
INTERMEDIATE: The Game Leader becomes the ‘hunter’ and when they call ‘hunter’s here’ all the players dribble their ball to a corner, to hide in the ‘jungle’. The hunter will try to catch slow animals.

OUTCOMES

  • Imagination and control while dribbling
  • Exploration of different ways of controlling the ball