Traffic lights

Start & organisation

  • All players have a ball and start from the starting line
  • Coaches call “green light” for when players can run with the ball and “red light” for when they must stop
  • If they keep dribbling or are “caught” by the “red light” they must go back to the starting line
  • Once a player reaches the coach, they score 1 point and go back to the starting line

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


  • Vary the time between lights
  • Make the field bigger or smaller

What to look for

  • Are the players running with the ball and in control?
  • Are the players using both feet?

What the coach can do

  • Challenge players to use both feet
  • Positively praise who are able to stay in control of the ball