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What is Play Safe?

As we transition to the new normal things are going to look slightly different. These Play Safe activities give coaches, teachers, parents and children ideas for different football drills they can play at a safe distance.

As restrictions ease, the Government and The FA have relaxed measures to allow coaches to work with groups of five players. Play Safe includes a full coaching document, worksheets and videos to ensure coaches and teachers are equipped for a smooth transition into football’s new normal.

Physical activity continues to play a huge part in a child’s development and the introduction of social distancing measures during this difficult time can lead to an increase in adverse experiences, impacting dramatically on a young person’s mental and physical health. 

As a result we've created a coaching guide which includes 21 warm-ups, drills and games. Combined these drills can make over 300 safe-session combinations that can be adapted for all age groups and abilities.  

Over the next few weeks we will share eight videos and worksheets that also highlight a mix of drills and games, which can be played at a safe distance.

Download the full Play Safe coaching guide