Activity Card Football Technique 9-12 Tanks and Soldiers

TANKS AND SOLDIERS   (Football Technique)
Suitable for players aged 9-12 years



  1. Area of up to 30x20m. Modify area depending on the age and number of players.
  2. Divide the players into 2 teams and bib accordingly.
  3. Blue team (the Tanks) has players in pairs, stood facing each other on opposite sides of the area, with one ball between them.
  4. Red team (the Soldiers) all stand on the outside of the area as shown below.


  1. When the coach shouts “Go”, Reds aim to run to the opposite side of the area.
  2. Blues pass to each other and try to hit Reds below the knee with the ball.
  3. If a soldier gets hit they become a tank.


  • Tanks must pass the ball with different feet
  • Are becomes smaller so that the tanks are closer to the soldiers


  • Passing accuracy
  • 1st touch control
  • Acceleration / deceleration and agility