FA Youth Development Review

Youth Leagues in England have provided organised football for young people for decades, enabling them to experience pulling on a shirt, playing in a team of friends, and the thrill of the match! Following recommendations put forward through the FA Youth Development Review - football is changing.

The recommendations and future of the game can be viewed in details through accessing the documents outlined below:

Youth Leagues - an overview

Under 7 and Under 8 Guide

Under 9 and Under 10 Guide

Under 11 and Under 12 Guide  

Should you require any further information please get in touch via development@dorsetfa.com.

Some other documents that coaches may find of interest are outlined below:

Winning v Development

Rotation of Positions in Youth Football


Coach Ed Courses
Football Futures
FA SKills