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Mini Soccer

Introducing girls aged 5-10 into football

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 (5v5 and 7v7).

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 Sanctioned Mini Soccer (Foundation phase) leagues for girls in Lancashire:

Poulton and District Primary League (U8- U10’s)
Bolton, Bury & District League (U8-U10’s)
East Lancashire Football Alliance (U8-U10’s)

There are also 25 Active FA Weetabix Wildcats Girls' Football Clubs in Lancashire, which provide an introduction to football for girls aged between five and 11.

Get In Touch

Michael Nadal

Football Development Officer (Women & Girls)

Area contact for: Wigan, West Lancashire, Sefton, ST Helens

01772 644279

michael.nadal@lancashirefa.com

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