Parenting

5 Football/Soccer Physical and Art Games to Improve Your Child’s Skills

At the height of football season, let’s look at some games to improve your child’s physical skills and overall health.

According to Care.com, soccer games for kids can help teach new skills and make young players better.

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1. Musical Balls

Mini instructions include the following: Each player dribbles a ball in the grid. After 30 seconds, the coach (or a player) calls out, “Change!” Players stop their balls wherever they are, quickly find a new ball and begin dribbling inside the grid again. Multiplayer game.Learn more by clicking Here.

2. Wall Ball

Mini instructions include the following: As the name suggests, this game requires a ball and a wall. Your little one kicks the ball against the wall and traps it with one foot. Then players alternate feet, counting each trapped ball as one point. For more, click Here.

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3. Interception

Identify a quarterback, receiver and defender. The defender begins downfield, receiver runs down the field and the quarterback must throw to the receiver such that they can reach the end zone without being tagged by the defender. Read more on Playworks.

4. Fake Out

Practice learning how to fake as players often do while running the football. In the game of Fake Out, one person attempts to run across a given space without being tagged by another person who begins on the opposite line. Then players switch places, waiting in line across the opposite side to wait for their turn to run and fake or defend and tag. Read more Here.

5. Football Art

Create a paper football and field goal with popsicle sticks. Photo credit- SheKnows.

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