The FA and Disney encourage children to be active at home with Shooting Stars

Children across England can now play the roles of The Incredibles characters whilst at home, with the new FA Shooting Stars – inspired by Disney at home challenges.

The FA Shooting Stars at Home is an extension of The FA’s Shooting Stars initiative which aims to inspire girls to get active and learn the fundamentals of football, and can be done whilst being at home.

There are six character themed sessions to download and choose from, all perfect for primary aged kids.  Challenges include moving like Elastigirl, using speed like Jack-Jack and jumping like Mr Incredible!

Each session is themed on different Incredibles characters – Elastigirl, Jack-Jack, Edna, Violet, Frozone and Mr Incredible – with the aim to capture children’s imaginations whilst developing fundamental movement and speaking and listening skills, and basic footballing skills.

The FA Shooting Stars Programme

The initiative, inspired by Disney storytelling and produced in collaboration with the Youth Sport Trust and the National Literacy Trust, originally launched in primary schools in November 2019.

The initiative takes the form of two programmes

The FA’s Shooting Stars Active Play Through Storytelling inspired by Disney:

This programme aims to capture Key Stage 1 (5-7 years old) girls’ imaginations while developing their fundamental movement and speaking and listening skills. Supported by the National Literacy Trust, these sessions also provide the opportunity to achieve the learning objectives which are based on the national curriculum for Key Stage 1 English and PE.

The FA’s Shooting Stars Girls’ Football Club inspired by Disney:

This programme is targeted at girls in Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old) and uses storytelling to advance their journey into a girls-only after school club, where they will learn basic footballing skills while engaging in imaginative play.

More information on The FA Shooting Stars programme inspired by Disney can be found here.