Activity Card Football Technique 4-6 Traffic Cops

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


  1. Using four cones create an area up to 30m x 20m Modify the size depending on the number of players
  2. All players inside the area with a ball each


  1. All players start on the end line (car parked in the garage). You (the traffic cop) stand in the centre, facing away from the players
  2. On your ‘green light’ call the players begin dribbling forward. When you call ‘red-light’ the payers must stop
  3. After the ‘red-light’ call, turn to check if anyone is still moving. If they are, that player is sent back to the garage to start again
  4. The winners are the first players to reach the other end (top of the street)


Intermediate: The traffic cop chase. On ‘red light’ you turn and chase players back to the garage. Any player caught becomes another ‘traffic cop’


  • Dribbling and changing direction with close ball control, with both feet
  • Keeping head up for awareness
  • Stooping the ball with different techniques