On 28th May, The FA formally ratified some of the recommendation's of our Youth Development Review.
Over the last two years, The FA has been undergoing research and consultation into youth football, discussing different changes to the game and listening to the views of grassroots coaches, clubs, leagues and children across the country.
Our aim is to improve the enjoyment and development of young players and we're confident that these changes have our children's future's at their core.
The FA wants to thank the grass roots game wholeheartedly for helping shape these changes. We are very excited about what the changes will mean for the future of youth football as we move towards making the game even better for young people.
New resources are now available below that have been developed to support implementing the elements of the Youth Development Review affecting grassroots football. These are in preparation for the phasing in of the new elements from 2013/14 season.
The age group specific resources will replace the previous ‘FA Mini-Soccer Handbook 2008’. These include text about ethos and rationale behind changes, ideas for implementing change and Laws of Mini-Soccer.
The book for U11/12 includes Laws of the Game for 9v9 football.
The leagues resource has been developed to support league volunteers with implementing these elements too.
Please find below a presentation sharing the findings from two years research, presentations and discussions across the country
The FA are committed to providing volunteers with more guidance and support to clubs, leagues and officials with supporting information and resources. This can be found below or on www.thefa.com/youthdevelopmentreview