Simon says

Start & organisation

  • All players have a ball and dribble around the area
  • Coaches calls “Simon says” and says a command (such as dribble with left foot; spell your name etc)

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


  • Have a player do “Simon says”

What to look for

  • Are the players getting lots of touches on the ball?
  • Are players using both feet?

What the coach can do

  • Introduce on the ball skills players can practice
  • Positively praise those who successfully & quickly follow what “Simon says”