Introducing Goalie

Introducing Goalie

Introducing Goalie

3-5 years, 5-8 years, 8+ years
2 - 30
10 Minutes
Home, School
Soccer balls (x1), Witches Hats (2x between each pair)
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Set Up:

  • Set up an example goal by placing witches hats approximately 2 metres apart and ball 10 large steps in front
  • Divide children into pairs
  • Each pair of children are given two witches hats and a ball and instructed to set up a goal the same as example set


In pairs one is a kicker the other is a goalie.

To score a goal the kicker must kick from a stationary position and kick the ball along the ground.

The goalie is allowed to use any part of their body to stop the kicker from scoring a goal.

The kicker has 5 shots and then the partners swap roles.


  • Move kicker further away
  • Have the kicker start further away (mark with a cone) and dribble the ball for 5 metres before kicking for goal on the run
  • Make the goals smaller or larger

Teaching Points:


  • Eyes on the ball
  • Kicking foot like a penguin (twist it outwards)
  • Step, swing & kick


  • Baby touches of the ball
  • Look up and around
  • Keep the ball close to the body
  • Use both feet
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