Football for future generations
There has never been a more exciting time to get involved in children's football.
Small-sided formats such as 4v4 and 5v5 are at the forefront of delivery within our youth leagues as the future of the game is designed to increase the number of touches of the ball, develop confidence and skill in 1v1 situations while assisting with the long term player development of young footballers in this country.
In Hampshire, we have continued to see youth football on the rise and are proud to boast 1,094 mini-soccer teams, 1,416 youth male teams and 139 youth female teams. Additionally a fantastic 81% of teams in Hampshire are FA Charter Standard; providing safe, fun, enjoyable and quality coaching for youth up and down the county.
It's Everyone's Responsibility
If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.
By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.
Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.
Are you looking for a fun way for girls 5-11 to get involved with football? Then look no further! Weetabix Wildcats is the place to be, everyone is super awesome; from the friends you’ll meet to The FA qualified coaches and volunteers who deliver the sessions.