Thursday, June 17, 2021
Children playing small-sided football

New FAW Small-Sided Regulations Aim to Improve the Playing Experience for Youngsters

In an effort to improve the experience of football for children in local communities, the Football Association of Wales and the FAW Trust launched a review of small-sided football. And after two years, the results are finally in. Over the...

Scottish FA to ban Under 12’s from Heading Footballs

A ban on children heading footballs will come into effect in just a few weeks in Scotland because of fears between the link between head injuries and dementia. The Scottish FA could announce the ban on U12s heading the ball...

Learning One Position Versus Many

At grassroots level, players sometimes get placed in positions based on their physical makeup – the fast kid is a winger or striker, the slow kid is a defender or goalkeeper, and so on. At a young age, if...

Improving Pre-match Preparation: Game Realistic Warmups

Game Realistic Warmups I was at a 7-aside grassroots game recently where one team did a rondo and a short passing exercise as part of a warmup. The game kicked off, and for the rest of the game, they kicked...