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Tempers flare when Coach gives managers player award to his own Son..

Yes, I did the seemingly unthinkable after weeks of consideration I decided to award a player with the Managers Player award, this player was my son who plays on the team. I’m absolutely appalled by the response from some of the parents who openly said in front of other parents and players, “Your out of […]

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How to coach your players when heading isn’t allowed

New rules around heading the ball have been introduced into grassroots football. So, here’s how you can coach your players when heading isn’t allowed.   What players should do instead of heading the ball There are plenty of choices for what to do instead of heading the ball. What they decide will depend on the […]

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How to coach your players when heading is allowed

What training should look like for players when heading is allowed You can still use the usual session ideas when practising heading. This includes: improving players’ judgement of high balls key movement skills using their body as a barrier scanning for their team and the opposition. You might want to use lighter or sponge balls […]

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NEW RULE TO BE INTRODUCED TO PHASE OUT HEADING IN GRASSROOTS YOUTH FOOTBALL MATCHES

FA Statement as follows In 2022, we became the first national association to successfully adopt the International Football Association Board [IFAB] trial to remove deliberate heading in grassroots football matches at U12 level and below. We first introduced the IFAB trial in England following our steps to bring in heading guidance in youth football in 2020, and then […]

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HOW TO SUPPORT PLAYERS WITH AUTISM

Here England Football Learning explain what autism is and how coaches can support players who have it. What is autism?   Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. It affects how people communicate and interact with the world. While it’s not a learning disability, research suggests that around half of people with autism may have one. This will […]

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CHAIRMAN IN DESPAIR AS PITCHES ARE DESTROYED AND EQUIPMENT STOLEN

This is our Chairman for Seedfield Sports Juniors FC tonight, we’ve had people break in to the grounds who have been living onsite for the last week or so, they’ve ruined all 5 grass pitches for our age groups from U7’s up to up U18’s and they’ve also emptied our containers today, hundreds of kids unable to […]

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FA GUIDANCE – ADULTS PLAYING AGAINST CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

The FA rules for children and young people under 16 prescribe a two – three year age banding in relation to playing a recognised match as this is in the best interests of child development within a football context. This provides parameters which allow children to develop alongside their peers who are of a similar […]

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COACH RYAN 1 – CANCER 0

Let us show you what a hero is. This is Ryan Catlin the Manager of Horndean under 9s. He worked hard with the team and dedicated his evenings and weekends like most coaches but in 2023 Ryan got diagnosed with follicular lymphoma which meant he would have to go through treatment to try and beat […]

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73 YR OLD SETS LEAGUE RECORD FOR BEING THE OLDEST GOALSCORER

BN DON’s Micky Salsbury set a record in Sussex Sunday Football League 3 years back of being their oldest ever goal scorer, at 70 years old.   He played for the reserve team last weekend with the league title wrapped up, after running the line for both firsts and reserves all season. He then earned […]

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FA THUNDERSTORM GUIDANCE FOR GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL

The FA have released the following guidance to outline the steps required to protect the safety of participants in grassroots football in the event of a thunderstorm. Purpose The purpose of this guidance is to set out the steps that should be taken in the event of a thunderstorm to protect the safety of participants […]

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