grassroots football

  1. 8 Tips for Coaching Your Own Children

    8 Tips for Coaching Your Own Children
    Children love to play and participate in sports — and they love spending quality time with their parents. By teaching your children how to play football, you can embrace both of these activities for unforgettable bonding experiences.  For young children, the priority must be fun. If your football coaching sessions aren’t fun, your children will quickly lose interest — maybe...
  2. Grassroots Football Clubs May Now Be Eligible for a Free Defibrillator

    Grassroots Football Clubs May Now Be Eligible for a Free Defibrillator
    When Christian Eriksen collapsed during a Euro 2020 match last month, most people watching expected the worst. It was clear that something catastrophic was happening, yet knowing he was in the best of hands gave everyone cause for optimism.  Doctors and physios were at Eriksen’s side within seconds of his collapse. Had they not been, the happy ending that transpired...
  3. How to Maintain a Football Pitch: A Guide for Grassroots Clubs

    How to Maintain a Football Pitch: A Guide for Grassroots Clubs
    Money has never been tighter in grassroots football. Every penny counts, which makes maintaining pitches harder than ever. While you might not be responsible for the overall upkeep of the grassroots football pitch you use, you should still be aware of the basic principles involved. You can then play your part, and help to keep your pitch as healthy as...
  4. Does Technology Have an Important Role to Play in Grassroots Football?

    Does Technology Have an Important Role to Play in Grassroots Football?
    With grassroots football facing an existential crisis in the UK right now, anything that can boost participation and retention levels is welcome. Technology is already being used in the game, but until relatively recently its impact has been limited.  Fundraising But things are slowly changing. Back in 2019, a Durham-based entrepreneur created a mobile app that helps local football clubs...
  5. The Latest Covid-19 Lockdown Roadmap Rules for Grassroots Football in England

    The Latest Covid-19 Lockdown Roadmap Rules for Grassroots Football in England
    Grassroots football across the UK is back after another lengthy Covid-19 lockdown. Local teams across the country were forced to stop playing in December after infections rose considerably. But since Monday 29 March, children and amateurs across the country have been back in action — albeit outdoors only.  Outdoor sporting facilities can now open, and organised football is permitted —...
  6. How to Apply for a Football Foundation Grant

    How to Apply for a Football Foundation Grant
    Grassroots football clubs up and down the country are fighting for survival. A combination of a decades-long financial crisis and the COVID-19 epidemic has brought thousands of clubs to the brink of oblivion. But there is some modest help out there. The Football Foundation is issuing grants to the most desperate community football clubs — and here’s how to apply...
  7. Can Grassroots Football Sin Bins Improve Player Behaviour?

    Can Grassroots Football Sin Bins Improve Player Behaviour?
    The FA has been grappling with the growing problem of bad behaviour in grassroots football for many years. National campaigns, educational programmes and increasingly strict rules regarding the issue don’t seem to have worked.  There is still a serious behaviour problem in community football — and more drastic action is needed.  This year sees the launch of a new rule...
  8. Hundreds of Local Football Pitches Close Across the UK in a Decade

    Hundreds of Local Football Pitches Close Across the UK in a Decade
    The UK Government’s austerity measures have taken a heavy toll on local authority finances in recent years. Councillors have met the challenge by, among other things, selling assets and slashing costs wherever possible. Essential public services are rightly being ring-fenced from these measures. But initiatives, facilities and land related to sporting endeavours have not.  And the consequences have been devastating...
  9. Racism in Football is Still a Problem at Grassroots Level

    Racism in Football is Still a Problem at Grassroots Level
    The recent spate of racist attacks at the top level of football is a sign that the issue of discrimination in the game never really went away. The likes of Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose have been subjected to disgusting racist abuse in recent weeks — drawing the ire of the football community, fans, and power brokers at the very...
  10. Is Bureaucracy Hurting Grassroots Football?

    Is Bureaucracy Hurting Grassroots Football?
    Football is a simple game. It involves 22 players, two goals and a ball. And when it’s done right, it’s a beautiful thing. The vast majority of resources and skills within the grassroots game have to be spent on the players and the people who look after them. But there’s a bureaucracy in the game that is diverting funds away...

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