1. To introduce grassroots football to boys and girls (aged 6-12)
  2. To promote the philosophy of grassroots football
  3. To develop the activities of grassroots football
  4. To increase participation in grassroots football programmes
  5. To improve training and match equipment
  6. To instruct teachers (including women) to become coach-educators
  7. To encourage parents and volunteers to get involved
  8. To establish links and build relationships between all partners,
  9. To put a legitimate structure for the development of grassroots football in place
  10. To appeal to an audience and increase

The stages of implementation

  1. Initial consultations: coach-educators, teachers, parents, etc. 
  2. Bringing together the essential people: an executive committee, key individuals, etc.
  3. Preparation and presentation of a development plan
  4. Consultation seminars and meetings: member association, ministries, sponsors, etc.
  5. Submission of a final plan: association’s technical department
  6. Approval: member association/FIFA
  7. Launching the plan: grassroots programme
  8. Plan for implementation: short-/medium-/long-term development plan 

Principles for a successful grassroots football programme at national level


the need for consultation with all stakeholders in order to ensure that all points of view are taken into account and, if possible, represented in the plan 


To increase the number of people involved in the sport.


the desire to improve and develop the game at all levels; the provision of high-quality technical support 

Social Responsibility:

offering an alternative to the everyday lives of children from disadvantaged areas 


making sure that the underdeveloped areas of the sport (football for girls, players with disabilities, football in schools) receive support and appropriate services 


recognition that the development of football requires a partnership approach involving all sectors of the sport and society