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Tots Programme

The Programme Was Introduced Last Season To Support Charter Standard Clubs That Deliver Entry Level Programmes For U5 And U6’S To Sustain A Pool Of New Players, Introduce Them Into Football & Transition Them Into U7 Teams Playing In A Developmental League System. 

All Hampshire FA approved Tots centres are subject to FA Safeguarding requirements with all coaches/delivers undergoing an FA Enhanced CRC check with the Children's Barred List via the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

This is quality assured through Hampshire FA spot visits and means parents can feel confident that their children are experiencing football for the first time in a safe environment.

The programme also enables future coaches to be identified early and provides the funding required to support them through their FA Level 1 in Coaching Football meaning they are ready to hit the ground running with the newly formed U7 team the following season.

This summer Hampshire FA also provided a specific development workshop for coaches/delivers working within this early foundation phase as we look to expand the benefits available through the programme. 


The 2018-19 Programme Yielded:

Clubs: 44

U5: 32 teams/256 players

U6: 54 teams/432 players


Benefits Package

- £50 grant per team

- Free affiliation (current season) for team/teams (8 players equates to 1 team)

- Free Level 1 course for the individual taking the sessions (if they are not already qualified)

- Coaching materials to support sessions, plus further support via Hive Learning called “Foundation Phase DNA”

- Tots/Entry Level CPD

- Central advertising of endorsed sessions

- Use of the Hampshire FA 'Tots Approved' logo 


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