Youth Males Compete for Ball

Youth Football

From 9v9 to 11v11


There are so many exciting opportunities for young players to get into the local grassroots game.

From Mini-Soccer for youngsters taking their first steps in the game, to Futsal for those looking to try something new…and kickabouts for those who don’t want the commitment of joining a club.

Check out the all options below for opportunities to get involved in the local youth game.

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Kid’s football has changed in recent years. New formats have been introduced to increase touches of the ball, improve confidence and assist in all stages of a young player’s development.

Small sided formats such as 4v4 and 5v5 are at the forefront of mini-soccer within our youth leagues, with all youth leagues now offering a 9v9 format before moving to 11v11.

There are 7 fantastic youth football leagues across Staffordshire for boys and mixed teams. You can visit the leagues website for more information using the quick links here.

Youth Male Defence Breakout

Why do we try to make kids play like adults?

Let’s provide a safe and fun environment for young people to develop in football.

Staffordshire FA encourage a modern, child-friendly approach to youth football, challenging the win-at-all-costs mentality that is stifling development and enjoyment for young people.

Working together with a proactive attitude, adults can help develop a better learning environment for young people that put their development needs at the centre of the process.