Mini Soccer is for children aged between six and nine years old.
The principles and rules of Mini Soccer are similar to those in association football, except that the pitches are smaller and there are fewer players on each team.
Benefits of Mini Soccer:
More touches of the ball: to increase participation and enjoyment
Fewer players on the pitch: meaning simpler decisions and better understanding
Smaller pitches: generates greater concentration and interest among participants
More individual success: leads to more children playing which, in the long term, leads to sustained participation levels beyond this age group
There are four affiliated Mini Soccer leagues for girls in Lancashire:
- Poulton and District Primary League (U8)
- West Lancashire Girls Football League (U9 & U10)
- Bolton, Bury & District League (U9 & U11)
- North Valley and Burnley Unity Youth Football League (U10)
There are also 10 FA Wildcats Girls' Football Clubs in Lancashire, which provide an introduction to football for girls aged between five and 11.