Me and my shadow

Start & organisation

  • Pair players so one player has a ball and one does not – the tagger
  • The tagger attempts to tag the player with the ball as quickly as possible
  • If they do, the players swap roles

Timings: 10-15 minutes
Pitch area: 20m x 15m (small field)
Other rules: N/A


  • Rotate partners every few minutes

What to look for

  • Are players running with the ball and keeping it under control?
  • Are they taking big touches to get away from the tagger?
  • Are they using both feet?

What the coach can do

  • Pair players of equal ability with each other
  • Positively praise players who can get away from the tagger