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1 Welsh Football Trust Update Jay Probert Regional Development Coordinator

2 Outcomes Update on new restructure – Issues/Solutions FDO Work Programme Objectives Mini Football Regulation Amendments Partnership Working – Model Of Good Practice

3 Rationale for restructure Benefits Ownership of FDO posts Full time positions across all areas of Wales Focus of work priorities to grow specific Trust objectives Focus on individual strengths of FDOs into new roles Work no longer dictated by LA boundaries Model of good practice; other FAs More even split of junior clubs to support

4 Restructured Areas Central Wales FA Tim Broome – Club Development Officer – Newtown Ian Hughes – Coach Development Officer – Aberystwyth Gareth Davies – Inclusion Officer - Brecon

5 Restructured Areas Gwent FA Gavin Thomas – Club Development Officer – Cwmbran James Rowberry – Coach Development Officer – Newport Wesley Bodden – Inclusion Officer - Risca

6 Restructured Areas South Wales FA Lawrence Badman – Club Development Officer – Pontypridd Andy Pask – Club Development Officer – Cardiff Grant Kalahar – Inclusion Officer – Barry Vacant – Coach Development Officer - Markham

7 Remaining Areas North Wales Coast FA Nicola Anderson – Inclusion Officer – Rhyl Seth Jones – FDO – Conwy Alan Bickerstaff – FDO – Denbighshire Gareth Owen – FDO – Flintshire

8 Remaining Areas North East Wales FA Mark Roberts – FDO - Wrexham

9 Remaining Areas West Wales FA Deb Wise – FDO – Pembrokeshire Colin Staples – FDO – Carmarthenshire Mickey Miles – FDO - Neath PT Rob Thomas – FDO - Swansea

10 FDO – Club Development Junior League Development & Accreditation Liaison with Priority Clubs Coordination of Club Development Programme Coordinate all Accreditation Schemes Specific strategic responsibilities for the Area Development of school-club links programme

11 FDO – Coach Development Specific strategic responsibilities for the Area Coordination of Coach Education Tutor trainer, assessor, verifier Coach mentor for priority coaches Lead tutor on FAW C Certificate Support to boys, girls & disability regional squads

12 FDO – Inclusion Specific strategic responsibilities for the Area Coordination of development of girls programme Development of disability programme Development of opportunities for BME & other socially excluded groups Coordinate disability Coach Education Coordination female only Coach Education courses

13 Issues with restructured areas Confusion of roles and responsibilities Area Association and JFL Who do I contact? FDO and AYP staff Become isolated

14 Solution? Gwent FA –Area Meeting (July/August) –Identify roles and responsibilities –Contact details –Merge work programme objectives –Area action plan –WFT update –Strengthen communication

15 FDO Work Programme Objectives Business ObjectivesFootball Development Officer Objectives Grow the game and raise standards Increase participation in Football through Club, School, Fun Football, Futsal and Turn up and play opportunities. Inclusion - implement Womens and Girls and Disability strategies. Improve the structure of Mini Football. Club development. Coordination and delivery of foundation Coach Education courses. Volunteer workforce development. Identify develop and prepare players for international competition Support to boys, girls and disability player development pathways. Promote, deliver and support Level 2, 3 and 4 Coach Education courses. National Football Centre and access to quality facilities Support the development of 3G community facilities. Modern and dynamic governance Establish and attend regional and local football forums

16 Mini Football 2010/2011 Under 7, 8 and 9 age groups

17 A real game doesnt need to be 11v11 Andy Roxburgh, UEFA Technical Director 1.Raise the standard of play at national team level. 2.Develop technically superior players 3.UEFA technical guidance 4.Create a better environment for children to play and learn 5. Increase enjoyment Space for imagery Why have changes been made?

18 The Benefits of Small Sided Games Some interesting facts: 4v4 average findings (against 8v8): 38 more passes 35 more 1v1 encounters 29 more dribbling opportunities (tricks/turns) 32 more shots 20 more goals (Martin Diggle – Bolton Wanderers) Space for imagery

19 The Benefits of Small Sided Games Further research: 8v8 in 20 minutes: 2 passes 4v4 in 20 minutes: 29 passes Space for imagery

20 The Benefits of Small Sided Games What does this mean for the player? 1.Better technique – more touches of the ball. 2.More enjoyment – more involved in the game. 3.Better concentration – always in the action. 4.Greater understanding – more learning from decisions. 5.More movement – fewer players, more space. Space for imagery

21 Regulation Changes Implementation Date Age GroupNumber of PlayersSize of Pitch (length x width) Size of Ball Start of 2009/10Under 74v4 No Goalkeepers 30x20 yards3 Start of 2009/10Under 85v5 GK Introduced 30x20 yards3 Start of 2010/11Under 96v640x30 yards3 Start of 2011/12Under 107v760x40 yards4 Start of 2011/12Under 118v860x40 yards4 The maximum goal size for all age groups is 12ft x 6ft. It is highly recommended that at Under 7 and Under 8 a smaller goal is utilized. This can be achieved through using cones, placing a 12ft x 6ft Mini Goal face down or using specific smaller goals (such as pop up goals).

22 Regulation Changes Age GroupDistance from Goal Line to Edge of Area (Length) Width of Penalty Area Under 7 Effective from start of 2009/10 season NO Goal Area Under 8 Effective from start of 2009/10 season 5 yards10 yards Under 9 Effective from start of 2010/11 season 8 yards15 yards Under 10 Effective from start of 2011/12 season 10 yards20 yards Under 11 Effective from start of 2011/12 season 10 yards20 yards

23 Under 7 and 8 - How does it look? 60 yds 40 yds 2 20 yds 30 yds 4 v 4 NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED *All Player:Coach ratios must adhere to Club Accreditation Regulations

24 Pitch layout with parent buffer zones Under 7 and 8 - Pitch layout with parent buffer zones 2m 4 v 4 NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED *All Player:Coach ratios must adhere to Club Accreditation Regulations

25 Pitch Layout - 6v6 with Buffer Zones *All Player:Coach ratios must adhere to Club Accreditation Regulations

26 Pitch Layout - 6v6 with Buffer Zones on a 60x40 Mini Pitch *All Player:Coach ratios must adhere to Club Accreditation Regulations

27 Behind the Line, Behind the Team Our fear, becomes their fear, take the fear away (Bill Beswick 2009) 1.Continued implementation of spectator zones alongside mini pitches at Under 7 and 8 matches. Extended to Under 9 this season. 2.Barrier runs parallel maximum 2 metres from touchline of pitch, NO spectators behind goals. 3.Only players, designated coaches and 1 st Aider allowed outside zone. 4.Barrier to be marked by cones, additional marked line. 5.Safety of paramount importance, if limited space (less than 2 metres) use only cones or marked lines. Space for imagery

28 Additional Support to Clubs and Coaches 4. Football Development Officers to provide support to leagues and clubs in implementation as and where required. 5. Football Development Officers to support clubs with accessing funding where possible and required. 6.Invite members of WSFA/5x60/Dragon Sport to attend Mini Football workshops to train in format and ethos of new format. Space for imagery

29 Any Questions? WFT Mini Football Page:


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