Youth

Youth

with a focus on developing players and creating a fun environment to learn...

...There has never been more players playing youth football.

In line with the FA Youth Development Review, formats start at 5v5 playing non-competitive mini soccer, progressing up the categories to 11v11.

As players get older, the sizes of pitches, goal post increases, and the length of games are extended in line with the recommendations.

Cheshire FA affiliated leagues administer and facilitate youth football competitions across the County. Each league adheres to Cheshire FA's safeguarding standards as well as using the Respect campaign to create a positive and safe environment.

To find a club near you use the Play Football search tool. 

Wildcats

Girls across the county will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

Let's make football safe, not sorry
Safeguarding
Reporting Concerns

It'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY 

If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.

By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.

Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.

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