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The FA Mini Soccer and Youth Futsal Handbook
The FA have today launched a new Mini-soccer and Youth Futsal handbook that has been produced for the following reasons:
- To update Mini-soccer laws of the game and add in new optional laws that have been approved via the Leagues Pilot Scheme
- To encourage Mini-soccer and Youth Leagues to embed Futsal into their offer
- To raise awareness of Futsal and the benefits of Futsal to young players and to educate people on the laws of Futsal
- To promote the need to create a player centred environment providing the very best introduction to the game
There has never been a more exciting time to get into children's football.
Small-sided formats such as 4v4 and 5v5 are at the forefront of delivery within our youth leagues as the Youth Development Review takes shape, and the future of the game is designed to increase the number of touches of the ball, develop confidence and skill in 1v1 situations while assissting with the long term player development of young footballers in this country.
As a Player, there are many opportunities for you to play our national game, whatever your age, gender, ability, race, culture or background. There is no shortage of different formats of football for you to get involved in. Find out more information - Click Here
However you choose to enjoy playing football, there are over 100 clubs which contain over 400 teams that make up the membership of Huntingdonshie FA, each of whom are involved in regular league football. Please check out the Find a Club - Click Here
The format of Mini-Soccer and Youth Football is determined by age. To find out more - Click Here
If you would like some more advice contact the Football Development Team Email: info@HuntsFA.com or phone 01480 414422.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
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.
Girls across the county will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.