Saturday, December 7, 2019
Football scouts in the UK

How to Grow Your Grassroots Football Club with an Open Day

Participations levels in grassroots football are still falling — despite the best efforts of the government, the FA and local associations. If you want to recruit the next generation of players, you’re going to need to reach out. One...
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Can the Relaunch of the FA’s Respect Campaign Avert a Nationwide Referee Strike?

The behaviour of some players and parents in grassroots football has been a major cause of concern for many years now. But over the last decade or so, the situation at youth level seems to have become worse —...

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...
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Robbie Savage’s 10-Point Plan to Save Grassroots Football

The FA has finally started to take the issue of abuse at grassroots football matches seriously. New codes of conduct and various initiatives related to Respect have already been put in motion — but former Leicester City and Wales...