Coaching Grassroots

Philosophy of Grassroots football

The FIFA Grassroots programme is aimed at children aged between 6 and 12. The focus is not on intensive training, but on playing football for fun and exercise. The aim is to promote football for all.

The coach-educator

The coach-educator functions as a role model. He encourages the children’s sporting and social development and is the person they can go to with any questions. The coach-educator promotes respect and fair play.

Characteristics of children & educational approach

In the Grassroots programme, training is adapted to the children’s different stages of development. A key educational aspect is the playing of games with mixed teams.