Activity Card Football Technique 7-12 Shooting Stars

SHOOTING STARS  (Football Technique)
Suitable for players aged 7-12 years


  1. Area of 20x20m with a 5x5m square in the centre. Modify area depending on the number and age of players. Three small goals on 3 sides of the area.
  2. Divide the players into 2 teams and bib accordingly .
  3. Reds begin with players in each goal, with the rest in the middle square. Reds in the middle square have a ball each.
  4. Blues all begin inside the middle area with a ball each.


  1. Blues have 1 minute to score as many goals as possible.
  2. Reds can’t tackle, rather they try to block blue players from shooting by dribbling in front of them.
  3. If the ball goes out, the blue player retrieves the ball and dribbles in from where it went out.
  4. If GK saves a shot, they look to serve the ball back into the square for blue to receive.
  5. Blues are not allowed to shoot at the same goal twice in a row.
  6. Play for 1 minute then switch roles


  • Defenders are allowed to tackle opponent – if they gain possession, dribble to cone and leave ball there
  • Remove or add another goal (two or four goals)
  • Shooting player can follow up shot and look to score from rebound/ save within 3 seconds
  • Remove 1 or 2 balls so passes can be made to open shooting opportunities


  • Shooting – power and accuracy
  • Vision & Awareness – position of GK / Defender
  • 1st touch control – receiving to shoot/pass/dribble