It is very typical, especially in our target group of disadvantaged children and youth that everyone only wants to win and they do not pay attention to younger players. Victory has such a high value in our target group as they do not have much success in other fields of life. This ‘wanting to win so much’ often results in aggression, harassment, verbal or physical violence during playing football.


We aim to teach youth that it is possible to win even if we pay attention to others, especially smaller ones or players with different ability in the same time. Victory is even more valuable if we win together and give a chance to everyone.
At every training sessions we focus on acts of fair play therefore participants will integrate these acts and help others after falling down, not to kick too hard on younger players, etc. In the long term we would like youth/older players to support younger ones and demonstrate fair play. Finally young ones will learn by following their example.

Created by

Oltalom Sport Association (OSA)

Length of the session


Number of participants


Age of participants



Pitch or field, balls, straples, cones, ladder

Required knowledge, skills and preparation of the trainer

● Knowledge and experience of football3 ● Represent violence-free communication, openness, tolerance

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

Participants help prepare the session by bringing materials to the pitch. Older players can volunteer for being the mediator.

Session plan

Session plan

Warm-up (20')


Speed Catch
1. Participants are asked to stand in a circle and pass around a ball. Everyone can only touch the ball once.
2. We ask them to repeat it in the same order and memorize the sequence.
3. We ask them to repeat the round again. We time the round (usually between 10-15 sec).
4. We ask the group to guess what is the shortest time they would be able to the round.
5. We tease them that other groups did it within a shorter time and let them try again and again. There will be creative solutions. They have to be under 4 sec.
6. After they succeeded, we have a feedback round. Everyone sits down and discuss the experience. Supporting questions:
○ What do you think this game is about?
○ How did you find the best strategy?
○ How did you share different tasks?
○ Who was the leader? Did you hear everyone’s ideas?
○ Which was the turning point? What helped the final solution?


First half (10')


2 captains choose players but they are told to choose and equal number of small and big players. After the two teams are set up, we have the first half of a football3 match where teams decide on the rules together with the use of a football3 match sheet. Older players can volunteer for being the mediator.


Second half (20')


football3 match with two 10 minute periods (find out more about football3 at www.football3.info)



Cool-down (10')


Participants stretch and cool-down with barefoot running.



Third half (20')


Teams discuss the matches, with a special attention to fair play. They analyze questionable moments and decide on the final result of the match, including fair play points. Small ones and young ones share with the group how they felt during the game.



















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