Technical elements for Grassroots education

Small-sided games

Small-sided games are a great way to introduce the game to children. They offer many advan- tages, giving the children more touches of the ball and more chances to score a goal. It boosts their enjoyment of the game.

The basic techniques

Children acquire the basic technical and tactical elements of the game through a host of fun activities. The focus of the programme is on controlling the ball, dribbling, passing and shooting.

Laws of the game for small sided formats

In the Grassroots programme, the Laws of the Game, the playing formats and the size of the pitch are all adapted to the children’s age. Fair play is paramount at all times.