Activity Card Football Technique 4-6 Terminator

TERMINATOR (Football Technique)
Suitable for players aged 4-6 years

SETUP

  1. Using four cones create an area up to 20m x 20m Modify the size depending on the number of players
  2. All players start inside the area with a ball each, except for the ‘terminator’, who starts inside the area but has no ball

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Players with the ball dribble around the area shielding their ball from the ‘terminator’
  2. The ‘terminator attempts to tackle the other players to take the ball from them
  3. If tackled the player must get their ball and stand still with it, with their legs apart
  4. The other players can ‘free’ a tackled player by passing their own ball through their legs, allowing them to re-join the game.
  5. After 1 ½ minutes. A new terminator is chosen and the game re-starts

PROGRESSION

BASIC: The terminator must dribble the ball from the square, but not kick it away, after a tackle
INTERMEDIATE: Add another terminator

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