purpose

Raise the debate about the problems and the effects of life and reality.

objectives

Ability to discuss about risks in life and also what makes us feel safe.

Created by

INEX - Association for Voluntary Activities/Fotbal Pro Rozvoj

Length of the session

50'

Number of participants

6 - 15

Age of participants

12 -18

Materials

Space: 1/2 of the pitch or full pitch depending on the size of the group. Cones: At least 16 cones to make 4 squares Ball Bibs

Required knowledge, skills and preparation of the trainer

The trainer has to be able to explain the game clearly enough to the players and prepare a good reflection on it.

Involvement of the participants in the preparation and delivery of the session

The players will be divided into 2 teams, which can be made by them or the facilitator. During the session, players can form a team in which everyone plays or they can also make substitutions.

Session plan

Session plan

Warm-up (10')

 

Regular warm up and stretching

 

First half (5')

 

The trainer prepares the field. He sets up a regular football pitch, but adds 4 squares in it. 2 on each side of the pitch (one smaller and one larger).
The trainer explains the drill to the participants. He forms 2 teams and tells them to play regular football, but that they should pay attention to the 4 squares. Each team has a small square in their half which they can cross, but the opponent can't. And each team has 1 larger which both teams can't cross or pass the ball through. If it happens the player which made the mistake will get a "punishment". If it happens the first time, they need to play with their hands on the head, the second time, they have to play with one leg only and the third time they have to freeze on the spot till the end of the session.
The small squares represent the "safety zone" and the larger one the "danger or problem zone". But the trainer doesn't say that to the participants.

 

 

Second half (20')

 

The teams play a normal football game having these two squares in their side of the pitch.
The trainer is attentive to check if all the players respect the rules according to their actions with the zones.

 

 

Cool-down (5')

 

Water break

 

Third half (10')

 

The facilitator should create a reflection atmosphere for the group.
The idea is to reflect in what happens in life when we are in a safe area and what happens when we step in the problem area.
Some questions can be:
How did you feel in both areas or after touching any of them?
Did you take some risks when approaching the larger area?
What could the zones represent in real life?
What are your safe zones and danger zones in your life?

 

Notes

 

Mark the zones with distinguishable colors (example: danger zone red and safe zone blue).

 

 

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