A CHANCE FOR EVERY CHILD TO PLAY FOOTBALL
There has never been a more exciting time to get into youth football and mini soccer.
Small-sided formats such as 4v4 and 5v5 are at the forefront of delivery within our youth leagues as the Youth Development Review takes shape, and the future of the game is designed to increase the number of touches of the ball, develop confidence and skill in 1v1 situations while assisting with the long-term player development of young footballers in this country.
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If you would like to participate in any of the formats of football detailed below, or would like any additional information, please contact Issey Lee-Fisher in our Development Team:
T: 01905 827137 ext. 210
• Run by dedicated volunteers, Mini-Soccer is played within organised leagues
• Fixtures are generally played on a weekly basis on Saturday mornings
• The game is structured to help youngster develop by allowing them more touches of the ball
• The pitch sizes differ according to the age groups of the players
• Regular festivals are held throughout the season to aid their development
Youth football is from U11 to U12 (9v9) and then progressing onto the 11v11 format of youth football from U13s to U18s.
We are proud to say that we have three leagues representing Worcestershire for all of these formats of football; Ambassador Evesham League, Mercian Junior League and Stourport and District Youth League. For more information on the leagues and the ages they offer, click here to visit the Full-Time website.
It'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.
By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.
Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.