The FA Guide to Youth Football

We can all help children enjoy football more by creating the right environment.

Football is the greatest game in the world. It is played by more people across the globe than any other sport.

For a privileged few, it is how they earn a living. But for the vast majority of people who play the game, it is a fun, leisure activity for all ages, to be enjoyed.

There have never been as many youth teams (over 62,000) playing across the country and we can all do our bit to ensure our young players stay in love with the game.

That is why The FA has produced an easy-to-follow guide to help improve the matchday experience for younger players.

From introducing codes of conduct to simply providing refreshments, the guide offers plenty of tips to help every volunteer, coach or manager of a grassroots youth team.

We can all help our children enjoy the game more, by creating the right environment. By allowing them to play with freedom. By letting them make mistakes. By encouraging them to make their own decisions.

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