tots programme


The programme was introduced last season to support Charter Standard Clubs!

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/356 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