How To Play Football At Age 3

As Little Z is starting to show a passion for kicking a football at pretty much everything, the Other Half has found a little weekend footy club especially for little ones, aged 3 and above. It sounds pretty good. It’s run by one of the coaches of an actual footy team in some kind of league (I know nothing about football). I did get to enjoy all the videos of Little Zs antics on his first session though. At the age of 3, he’s the youngest there and looks like he very much enjoyed making his own rules up.

So this is, apparently, how to play football, aged 3.

1. Take great delight in playing “fox” and “rabbits”, a drill session where they chase a designated “rabbit”).

2. Run directly to Daddy when it’s your turn to play the rabbit as you get chased by a roaring fox.

3. Attempt to shove bib down shorts when coach instructs it should be worn (as required in the drill sessions).

4. Concentrate on coach’s instructions for about 3 seconds before getting up and sprinting in some random direction.


5. Spend half of the training session scooped up under the coach’s armpit as he brings you back to the pitch.

6. Love kicking the football every which way, even when instructed to stop.

7. Take a break mid game and jump over the line of cones. Just for fun.


8. Practice how to dive. A lot! Sometimes just drop spontaneously even if there’s been no other human contact. Laugh hilariously.


9. Ask to drink a Fruit shoot every 5 minutes.


10. Shout “You can’t catch me!” and leg it as soon as it’s time to vacate the sports hall.

How to play football at age 3


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41 thoughts on “How To Play Football At Age 3”

  1. Ha ha that made me smile and reminded me of L at this age who was a real challenge to actually get to play football. It sounds like he is enjoying it though and if he is anything like my lot, football will probably become an obsession.
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  2. This is great. Sounds like a perfect way to start out. Will have to keep in mind when mine turn 3. So lovely and great pictures too. Thanks for linking up once again to Share With Me. I am so grateful for your continual support. #sharewithme
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  3. My 4 year old has been going to football classes for over a year now and still thinks that if you’re in goal you have to let the ball go through your legs then cheer, just like she’s seen the grown ups do..! Oops!

  4. Aw fab to see this, my second son Alexander is football mad, I mean he was dribbling aged 10 months and not just from his teething ;)-he watches it, even searches in the newspaper for football images and has serious skills, here’s hoping he plays for England one day *starts searching for Chanel purchases prematurely 😉
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  5. Oh bless him! We took Luka when he was three and he loved it but the sessions were just poorly timed. 5.30-6.30 on a wednesday night with a newborn- not a good combination! He used to get so tired that we cut his session to just half an hour then decided to wait til he was older. Looks like Z has a real interest for it though!
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  6. Brilliant! Sounds like little Z is having the time of his life there. I love that he’s giving the football a good lick, seems an essential part of the game as is shouting you can’t catch me! I’ve just been told a Princess is living in my hand *snorts* 🙂
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