Season finishes on Saturday, 2 September.

​​​​​Puarenga Park Pitch Map HERE.

Saturday 19th August 2023

Activities: Flag Tag, Summer Holiday & Runaway Trucks

​​​​​​​Examples of the weekly activities can be viewed on the NZF Coachmate app and/or on the website at NZ Football - McDonald's Junior Football Coaching Videos

Activity Timeline - Please note: This year due to increased team numbers the 6th Grade is at 9am and the 5th Grade is at 10:15am.

  • 09:00/10:15am – Assemble on your allocated Pitch with your team and begin Activity 1 (Activities can be delivered as one group -2 teams together, or two separate groups on half field each) 
  • 09:07/10:22am – Move onto Activity 2 
  • 09:14/10:29am – Drinks break before starting Game 1 (stay on allocated pitch for game 1)
  • 09:20/10:35am – Hooter sounds for start of Game 1
  • 09:35/10:50am – Hooter sounds for end of Game 1 (team named 1st in draw stays on allocated Pitch, other team moves to next Pitch)
  • 09:40/10:55am – Hooter sounds for start of Game 2
  • 09:55/11:10am – Final hooter sounds – present ‘Player of the Day’ awards

Please note: the team named first in the draw stays on their allocated pitch, the team named second rotates to the next pitch (move alphabetically A – B – C etc.).

Video clips on how to set up and deliver the activities are also available HERE.

The McDonalds Junior Football fun games/activities play a major part in each session. Please use them and support the development and enjoyment of our future footballers.

Our goal is to enthuse young players so that they fall in love with the sport and stay in it for life. These activities offer volunteer coaches with a variety of fun games, each focusing on a particular technical outcome. Every activity is an opportunity for young children to take part in fun, enjoyable football games that will develop them as players and people.

It is important to check that SMILES are evident in your sessions:

  • S - Safe
  • M - Maximum participation
  • I - Inclusive
  • L - Learning
  • E - Enjoyable
  • S - Successful

Thank you for supporting the growth and development of football.

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