Activity Card Football Technique 4-6 Mr Wolf

WHAT'S THE TIME MR WOLF (Football Technique)
Suitable for players aged 4-6 years

SETUP

  1. Create an area up to 20m x 20m. Modify the size depending on the number of players
  2. All players start at one end of the area with a ball each
  3. You, the Game leader, start in the centre of the area as the ‘wolf’

HOW TO PLAY

  1. The game starts with the ‘wolf’ with his / her back to the players. As soon as the wolf starts walking away the players shout “what’s the time Mr Wolf”, while dribbling their ball slowly forwards
  2. The ‘wolf’ then turns around and replies “one o’clock” and in doing so the players must freeze. The wolf then turns and walks away again, while the players repeat the question
  3. The ‘wolf’ will add one hour to his/her reply every time until the wolf decides to say “dinner time!” and turns to chase the players. Players then must perform a turn and dribble their ball back to the start as quickly as possible
  4. Players should be encouraged to stop their ball on the start line in order to start again

PROGRESSION

Basics: A player becomes the ‘wolf’
Intermediate: Add a second wolf

OUTCOMES

  • Dribbling and changing direction with close ball control
  • Keeping head up for awareness of space and other players while dribbling
  • Players ability to use their body to protect the ball while under pressure