Philosophy of Grassroots Football


Football is for everyone…

Football can be played by everyone regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnic or social background and level of fitness.


…and can be played everywhere and anywhere.

FIFA’s Grassroots Programme brings football to children aged six to 12 all over the world.


Football is a school of life…

Fair play, team spirit and camaraderie are just a few of the many values advocated by football.


… that is also fun.

Having fun is the most important thing in football. Coaches teach the game, not victory at all costs.


Let the kids be kids!

Grassroots football must be simple, exciting and rewarding for children.

Discover more in the world of grassroots football

Basic techniques

Example exercises

Small-sided games