League Guidelines & Expectations for Coaches and Parents
Small sided games have their origins in traditional street soccer. These very competitive games, organized by the children themselves, were motivated by a love of the game and a desire to experiment with skills and tricks. Children should play soccer for the pleasure it can bring. Today the excesses of trophies and medals bring added pressure to win. An over-emphasis on winning can reduce the joy to be gained from just playing the game. It is in this context that adults have a very significant role to play.