Activity Card Football Technique 4-12 Space Invaders

SPACE INVADERS  (Football Technique)
Suitable for players aged 4-12 years

SETUP

  1. Set up area 30x20m. Modify area depending on the number and age of players.
  2. Select a player (Blue) who will be the “Mother ship” to fight the Alien Invasion, they will stand at one end of the area with a ball.
  3. The rest of the players line up across the other end of the area facing the Spaceship (Reds).

HOW TO PLAY

  1. The Mother ship must face away from the Alien Invasion.
  2. The Alien Invasion players must sneak up on the mother ship and freeze (with their legs shoulder-width apart) when the mother ship turns around. The mother ship has 5 seconds to fire a laser (football).

    - If the laser hits an alien’s legs, the alien must retrieve the ball and join the mother ships team. They get to shoot one laser (football) along with the mother ship.

    - If the laser goes between an alien’s legs, 2 aliens are selected to join the mother ships team.

  3. If the mother ship sees an alien moving they are sent back to the start line.
  4. The winner is the first alien to get to the mother ship's goal line.

PROGRESSION

  • Mother ship can move across the end line to create a better angle to shoot
  • Coach to specify which foot to shoot with (left/right)
  • Increase or decrease the size of the area

OUTCOMES

  • Passing accuracy
  • Shooting accuracy
  • Dribbling to shoot or pass