The world is our playground

The drills and ideas written here have been developed by players, teachers and young people to inspire others to use sport as a driver for change. All the games and drills can be played anywhere; schools, backyards, clubs, parks.

All exercises can be adjusted to fit 7-year-olds, teenagers and adults. We all need to know about the goals, and lots of us love to play ball.

We will create and upload new drills & Games every month – and we would love to add your Impact Games to the site as well. If you and your players create your own drills for the Global Goals, please share your Impact Game here. Every game counts. 

When we do Impact Games with children and young players around the world, it is amazing to see how they play along, ask questions, and raise their voices. They are eager to help develop new drills and launch their own ambitious ideas and inspirational talks on Climate Action, Affordable & Clean Energy and Zero Hunger.

IMPACT COACH BECCA TODD
UNITED KINGDOM

IMPACT COACH Camilla Vinther Olsen
DENMARK

Penalty kick for your goal

Use this as a fun exercise and memory game: Every player have to say what goal they are doing a penalty kick for before kicking: Goal 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation. Or you say ‘Goal 4’ – and the players have to say: ‘Quality Education’ before kicking.

WHICH GOAL WILL YOU PLAY FOR TODAY?




HOW DO PLAYERS FUEL THEIR BODIES BEFORE AND AFTER TRAINING?

 






Global Goals World Cup partner with GAIN Health - an international organisation driven by the vision of a world with out malnutrition.

GAIN hosts the communal dinner for all teams after the Global Goals World Cups and moderates great talks about food, nutrition and how we can reach Goal 2 Zero Hunger and Goal 3 Good Health & Well-being. You too can start fun and encouraging conversation at the club, school and after session. For example if you recognise that some of your players are low on energy, talk to them, ask them why this might be. Perhaps their low energy is related to lack of water, the food they ate or did not eat before training. If they didn't eat, there might be some other players who can share their food. 
 
There are of course other things beside food that can cause low energy like poor sleep or worries. A player low on energy might still want to participate and it can help the team if there is an understanding to the reason “why”.
 
Never be afraid to ask and talk to each other. Here are a few ideas on how to start the conversation:
    1. All movements and exercises we produce require energy. Even our heart-beats require energy.
    2. The more we move, the more energy we use. The longer we run the more energy we need to give our body.
    3. We can fuel the body with several different energy forms: carbohydrates, proteins and fat.
    4. What fuel did you have today?

    If you want to know more, visit GAIN.

    What is Carbohydrate?

    Bread, fruit, breakfast products, pasta, rice, potatoes and in many vegetables that grow underground.

    What is protein?

    Cheese, milk, egg, yogurt, fish, meat and chicken.

    What is fat?

    Avocado, coconut oil, butter, cream, nuts.

    WHICH GOAL WILL YOU PLAY FOR TODAY?