Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Why Small-Sided Football Matches Are Important to the Development of Youngsters

Young children need lots of time with the ball in order to develop their touch and control. Unfortunately, there are still too many kids playing 11-a-side football on pitches that are too big. Games involving four, five or six players...

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...
Robbie Savage

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...

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...