Under-7s to Under-16s
From Mini-Soccer to Youth Leagues
THE JOURNEY STARTS HERE.
Whether you're a parent helping your son or daughter to get started on their journey in football, or a young player ready to take the next step on your football adventure, we're sure we've got the right opportunities in Oxfordshire to help you achieve your dreams.
If you're looking to get involved in Mini-Soccer, either as a coach or parent, here's a few things you should know...
• Mini-Soccer is for teams from U7s to U11s
• Run by dedicated volunteers, Mini-Soccer is played within organised leagues
• Fixtures are generally played on a weekly basis on Saturday mornings
• The game is structured to help youngster develop by allowing them more touches of the ball
• The pitch sizes differ according to the age groups of the players
• Regular festivals are held throughout the season to aid the player development
Either work your way up or jump straight in to one of our two dedicated Youth Football Leagues in Oxfordshire.
Both the Oxfordshire Youth Football League and the Witney & District Youth Football League provide regular, fun and structured football for U7-U16 teams.
If you're interested in joining an existing team or finding out how you can enter a new team into one of the leagues, get in touch with us and we'll support you through the process.
If you are looking for opportunities at U17-U21, check out our dedicated page here
We also have a dedicated girls league (Oxfordshire Girls Football League) in the county that delivers football from U7s upwards. You can find details of the league on our dedicated County Leagues page here
Can't find suitable opportunities for you?
Complete the short form here, and we will help find a team near you!
Alternatively, please contact us on Development@OxfordshireFA.com
The FA have a useful Find Football Tool to help a club that runs a team at specific age groups. All you need is your age and postcode.
You can also check out the player noticeboard (see below) as there might be a suitable team in your area looking for players.
Alternatively, please get in touch with us via Development@OxfordshireFA.com and we will be happy to help!
The best way to find out is to contact them using details on the Find Football Tool.
We upload player adverts of those teams that have been in touch onto our OFA #SquadFinder Noticeboard which can be found here
Alternatively, get in touch with us via Development@OxfordshireFA.com as we can help you find the most suitable youth football opportunity!
Yes, this is certainly something we would support!
Most grassroots teams would be happy for you or your child to attend a training session as a taster without having to commit to joining.
We suggest contacting your most local team using the FA find football tool.
Get in touch via Development@OxfordshireFA.com if you need help making this happen!
This will vary on the team and club – some are pay as you play and some do a monthly or yearly subscription.
When you contact your local team, we suggest including this question so are aware before turning up.
The time commitment will vary but on average a 1 to 2 hours for matchdays and up to an hour for mid-week training.
Depending on the league the team plays in will impact the distance of travel.
We have four grassroots youth leagues in the county (Oxfordshire Youth Football League, Witney & District Youth Football League, Oxfordshire Girls Football League and Berkshire, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Inclusive League) which deliver football for varying age groups.
Where possible, the leagues will put teams into a division based on both ability and location.
Clubs are always on the look-out for new, FA qualified coaches and so there are lots of opportunities available.
Get in touch with us and we'll help you find the right club.
You can find all youth league details that operate in Oxfordshire on our dedicated page here
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