Activity Card General Movement 7-12 Survival

SURVIVAL   (General Movement)
Suitable for players aged 7-12 years


  1. Set up area 30x30m with 5 cones on each of the side lines. Modify area depending on the age & number of players.
  2. Divide the group into four teams, with each team nominating players as their “base defenders”.
  3. Place 2 footballs on two cones on each of the end lines.
  4. Place 4-8 more balls in the centre of the square.


  1. On the coaches call the game begins. All players must collect as many footballs from the centre as possible and return them to a cone at their base (Individual players are allowed to take one ball at a time).
  2. Once all the balls are gone from the centre then players are allowed to steal from other bases, without being tagged by a base defender.
  3. Play 2 minutes games to see who has the most football or race to the first team to fill all 5 cones.


  • Players must dribble the ball back to home base
  • Players are allowed to tackle the opposition in the middle
  • Players are allowed to pass back to teammates at their home base
  • Increase or decrease the size of the area


  • Dodging, weaving, stepping
  • Awareness of space
  • Dribbling and passing
  • Awareness of passing angles
  • Awareness of roles and responsibilities (defense/attack)