Fun Football Games

Aim: To improve accuracy and weight of pass and control / 1st touch

Suitable for: U8’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area, balls.

Organisation:  Mark off an area of suitable size for the number and age of players. The group is split in to 2 teams, each team lines up on opposite sides of the area. One target ball is placed in the middle of the area and each team has 2 or 3 balls as ammunition. The aim of the game is to knock the target ball over the opposition’s goal line. Both teams can fire at the same time.


  • Make the areas smaller or larger
  • Add more than one target ball
  • Players on 2 touch, one to control, one to strike
  • Players must pass before shooting at the target ball

Coaching Points

  • Awareness of the position of the target ball
  • Emphasis on controlling the ball and getting your shot at the target ball off as quickly as possible
  • Awareness of on coming balls that have missed the target ball
  • Passing techniques, side foot or strike with laces