Girls playing football

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.

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:

There are also 10 FA 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: South Ribble, Chorley, West Lancs, Wigan, St Helens, Sefton

01772 644279

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Girls across the county will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

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