Introduction

Grassroots football is not limited to festivals and tournaments; it is also organised as a training activity as part of the children’s facilities offered by clubs as well as school and community associations. Even within these facilities, where football practice is very structured, the training session must never overlook the children’s need to play. Alongside its pedagogical aims of initiating, learning or refining football techniques according to the age group, the training session must also offer children a setting where they can express themselves and develop through play.