Activity Card Football Coordination 4-6 Runaway Trucks

RUNAWAY TRUCKS (Football Coordination)
Suitable for players aged 4-6 years

SETUP

  1. Area of up to 30 x 30m is the Road. Modify area depending on the number and age of players.
  2. All players are “Cars” inside the area with a ball each. The ball is the cars “Engine”.

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Players dribble the ball around the area, reacting to Coaches’ commands:
    • “Green Light” – Player begins to move
    • “Red Light” – Player stops
    • “1st Gear” – Player dribbles ball at slow pace
    • “2nd Gear” – Player dribbles ball at medium pace
    • “3rd Gear” – Player dribbles ball at fast pace
    • “U-Turn” – Player performs turn to face opposite way
    • “Somebody’s in the way!” – Players make beeping noise

PROGRESSION

  • Introduce 2 blue players on the outside, without a ball, who become the “Runaway Trucks”
  • During session, when the coach shouts “Runaway Trucks”, blue players enter the area and try to kick player’s balls out of the area (“engines off road”)
  • Cars start with 10 points. If their ball is kicked out they lose a point, retrieve it & join back in the session

OUTCOMES

  • Dribbling and changing direction with close control
  • Acceleration and Deceleration with ball
  • Using body to protect ball whilst under pressure