Football Challenges are designed to give your players a fun way to practise their skills, they are also a great way to get your players warmed up and focused if they arrive to training early.
10 Ball Challenge
Line up 10 footballs on the edge of the penalty area, the first ball is a different colour. Attempt to get all of the footballs over the goal-line before the first one crosses. If the first ball does not cross the line no points are awarded. Each players has two attempts with the total score added over two rounds.
Three ball volley challenge
Start from the goal line and pass a ball out to the edge of the penalty area, once the ball crosses the line, flick it up and volley into the back of the net on the full to score a point.
The ball must cross the 18 yard line to make an attempt, and hit the back of the net on the full to score a point.
Each player gets 3 attempts each
Round the rondo
Six players stand in a circle with two players in the middle as defenders. Players count how many passes they can make without losing the ball, double points for a pass through the middle between defenders. Change the role of defender after you lose the ball.
Get a group of players to form a circle and keep the ball in the air. If someone makes a mistake, they are given a letter of a word, the person who receives the least letters wins.
Juggling in pairs
Start juggling with a friend and see how long you can keep the ball in the air between the two of you. Once you have mastered juggling in pairs, it’s time to take the two touch challenge.
Two touch challenge
Play juggling in pairs but with a limit of two touches for each player. If the other player makes a mistake, you receive a point. Play the first to 5 points wins.
Head juggling in pairs
With a friend, count how many times you can head the ball to each other. Try and beat your record, start with 5, if you can get to 10 or even 20 you are on your way to mastering this challenge.
How many juggles can you do? Keep counting and beat your record!
Keep the ball low and use the top of your toes for improved ball control.