Activity Card Football Coordination 4-12 Sneak and Steal

SNEAK AND STEAL (Football Coordination)
Suitable for players aged 4-12 years


  1. Set up area 20x20m with a circle of footballs sitting on cones in the middle.
  2. Divide group into four even teams, each with a “home base” in one of the four corners.
  3. 1 player is the guard and stands in the middle of the circle of footballs.


  1. First player in each team must attempt to sneak up on the guard to steal a football (without being seen).
  2. Player must freeze if the guard turns towards them. If the player is seen moving by the guard he calls their name and they must return to the back of their team line.
  3. Once they have reached a ball they are free to dribble back to their “home base”.
  4. Winning team is those with the most footballs after 2-3 minutes.


  • Guard can tag players stealing the football. They must return the football to its cone
  • Allow the player to pass back to “home base”
  • Add a defender outside to tackle players who steal a football
  • Allow all the players in the team to sneak at the same time


  • Reading cues
  • Dribbling and Passing
  • Accelerating
  • Vision and Awareness