Football Practises: Striking the Ball

Football Practises: Striking the Ball

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Beginning Practises

Striking the Ball – Beginning: Bombard

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A fun game where players attempt to knock the target ball over the opposition’s line!

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Striking the Ball – Beginning: Clean Your Room

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Two teams pass footballs back and forth into each other’s zone, the wining team has less footballs in the half at the end.

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Striking the ball Beginning football juggling

Striking the Ball – Beginning: Football Juggling

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Players count how many juggles they can do, there are a number of variations for beginners to advanced.

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Striking the ball Beginning pass through the gates

Striking the Ball – Beginning: Pass Through the Gates

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Players count how many times they can pass through the gate to their partner.

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Striking the Ball – Beginning: Space Invaders

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Astronauts line up on opposite ends and attempt to pass the ball past the space invaders in the middle.

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Middle Practises

Striking the Ball – Middle: Pairs Through the Gates

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Pairs see how many different gates they can pass through with their partner.

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Striking the Ball – Middle: Robin Hood

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Two teams compete the steal footballs from each other’s ‘bank’ and pass them along to their own teammates to deposit.

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Striking the Ball – Middle: Pass and Move

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Half the players have balls and half are without, players pass and then move into space.

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Striking the Ball – Middle: Pass World Record

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Players are in pairs and count how many passes they make before it is intercepted,

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Striking the Ball – Middle: Play the Killer Pass

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Players attempt to play the killer pass through the defenders and to the team on the other side.

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End Practises

Striking the Ball – End: 4 Goal Football

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An end game where each team has two goals to score in.

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Striking the Ball – End: Game

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Set up and field and let the kids play a game.

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Striking the Ball – End: Knock the Ball Off

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Players score by knocking a ball off a marker by hitting it with their own ball.

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Striking the Ball – End: 4 Sided Football

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There are four goals to score in where teams pass the ball through the goal to a teammate on the other side.

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Striking the Ball – End: 6 Goal Football

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An end game where there are 3 goals for each team to score in.

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Striking the Ball – End: Short and Wide

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The field is short and wide, with two goals on each end encouraging lots of passing and shots at goal.

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