"As many as possible, for as long as possible, in the best environment possible" Mark Sullivan Coach consultant and Coach Educator Swedish FA for Stockholm District
Our match day practice
Youth football is a kids’ sport and match days should be fun! A time to make friends, try new things and learn about the beautiful game. If we step back and let the kids play their game, we can really help their learning and enjoyment. Watching your child’s league match should feel no different to watching a match at our club sessions.
We do things differently at Salisbury Rovers so we think it’s important to explain what a match day might look like in one of our teams. Read more in our 'Match Day Practice' guide on the left.
We will not be entering teams in leagues but will be offering a bespoke programme of matches and other football events to provide the best possible development football experience to as many kids as possible.
Our matches will be played at a central venue where teams can play on the same day on the same pitch under the same conditions. Our match day environment standards are set out here.
We guarantee equal playing time for all. At grassroots level, we see no evidence supporting the trialing of young children or the selection of 'A' teams. This does not benefit kids or youth sport. Instead, it has been said to turn "the focus of youth sports away from the priorities and needs of children, and towards the values of adults." We think this is bad news for everyone and for football!
So, it's very simple - if your child wants to play football, we want them! Read out 'Team Policy' for more information.