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Female players in the game. What are your experiences at grassroots level? Do you think your daughter will benefit from progression in a mixed team or do you think your daughter's best way of progression is in an all girl team?
Every grassroots football club chases sponsorship deals every season. This would be either by fundraising which takes up plenty of time for the volunteers, or by ringing around for sponsorship. What successful fundraising activities has your football club provided and please explain how you got volunteers involved.
Football Academy Training offered to players of all ages, If you run an academy training program, let other;s know where it is, what times and days they are performed and most importantly the cost involved.
Disability Football is growing and is seen as a positive way of inclusion for all players with disabilities. Provide your experience whether you're a coach or a participant in the sport. Let others know how rewarding it is and the positives in general.
There are plenty of coaches who want to involved in grassroots football. Once you have your coaching badge it's just about finding a club. Most coaches in grassroots football become coaches because their child or children play football. Its a lot of commitment for grassroots level football as a volunteer. If you need a coach, or are offering to find a coach then drop in and have a chat. You may find that the contact you are looking for is right around the corner.
Training Drills. What are the best training drills that you use for development in grassroots football.
If you don't make it as a professional Footballer, whats the next step if you still enjoy the game? Being a coach? Playing Semi-Pro Football? Giving up the sport? There's many different ways as a young person that you can continue in the sport and contribute to other young people coming through.
Pitch Sizes for 5v5, 7v7, 9v9 and 11V11 in grassroots football. What do you think about the pitch sizes themselves and the sizes of the goal sizes? Has the FA got this right in relation to the sizes?
Managing parents is possibly the hardest job for a football coach in grassroots football. The parenst always think that their kids are better than the the coach thinks. The shout instructions from the touchline confusing the child as the instruction are completely different from the coach. Some parents complain to the coach that they think that their child is better than another child in a particular position. The other issue is the FA wants all children at grassroots level to be even game time. Is this hindering progression for the more advanced players? Do parents respect the referees decisions enough to show their children how to respect a referee, even if decisions go against their team?
There are many forms of cheating in grassroots football. The most annoying things are playing extra time to get a draw. Giving a penalty that's clearly outside the box. What experiences has your team suffered with? Reporting clubs to the league does nothing, so whats the fairest way referee these games?
Different types of football injuries can affect your form or even end your career. What is your routine for keeping in shape and do you eat the right foods that allow your body to stay healthy?
As mothers and fathers we encourage our children in grassroots football. As mates from the same Sunday league team we banter as much as we can. We are all there to enjoy a good game of football. What types of situations put you off going to football if any or particular away grounds? What can be done to make grassroots football more enjoyable as a spectator sport or do you think that's only reserved for the professional game?
The best way to keep up with laws of the game is to ask questions. If there's something you need clarification on, then ask away.
If an incident happened in your match recently, get advice. Report your issues and help others.
If you're new to refereeing, post some questions here.
Referees use many different training methods to stay fit. What methods do you use and what methods would you advise against?
The Referee chat is about all topics for Referees
The FA respect campaign, do you agree? Have the FA taken things too far? Have they removed the enjoyment for parents and spectators in grassroots football? Do young referees get enough respect in grassroots football from spectators? Why are so many young referees giving up the game because of the abuse they suffer? What can be done at grassroots level to minimize the risk of abuse to referees? Are clubs doing enough to eradicate this problem at grassroots level? Are Sin bins the answer to aggressive/bad behaviour on the pitch in grassroots football, when its not in the professional game?