4-6 Years old

McDonald’s First Kicks (4-6 years)

Early engagement for players as young as 4 years old into the game helps allow the children to opportunity to discover the game, provide for learning basic fundamental movement skills and create positive football experiences.

Guidelines

  • No competitive game
  • Children play together informally to meet the personal/emotional needs of the youngsters
  • Lots of chances to score goals and enjoy mini challenges
  • Encourage participation in a variety of additional activities to develop physical literacy (e.g. running, jumping, throwing, etc)
  • Parents and game leaders bring out the fun of football through guiding and supporting their children to understand the basic rules of first kicks football

Click here for an example of a training session for the McDonald’s First Kicks category.