Fun Football Games

Aim: To improve control, dribbling, awareness, change pace, change of direction and turns

Suitable for: U7’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area, balls.

Organisation:  Mark off an area suitable for the number of players. Players are put in pairs. The aim of the game is to lose your shadow. If players can get more than 2m away from their shadow (partner) they receive a point. Continuous practice for 1 minute, then swap.


  • Make the areas smaller or larger
  • Give the lead player a ball

Coaching Points

  • Head up / vision / awareness of space
  • Encourage lead player to lose his shadow with a change of pace, a change of direction, zig zagging, dropping the shoulder / feinting, cut backs, etc.