Our Club Motto - "Losing is not failure, not trying to win is".
The main theme throughout Mini Soccer is to meet the needs of children. Eleven-a-side Association Football does not meet those needs. We need a modified game that fits the needs of the children: too often children are modified to meet the requirements of the game. Mini Soccer modifies Association Football without losing the essence of the game..
Mini Soccer is the appropriate introduction to football. All available research and observation shows that children will have more fun and learn more playing a game with smaller teams and modified rules.
Mini Soccer is therefore, a game children can actually play rather than struggling to understand a game created for adults. If children are to enjoy and take part in soccer they need to:
Take an active part in the game
Learn to play as a team
Understand the Laws
Develop soccer skills
Be able to take part whatever their ability
Mini Soccer sets out to meet those needs. It is a game which has been modified from 11-a-side Association Football which keeps all the major features of the game,while allowing children to suceed and take part in something that is still recognisably football.
Mini Soccer recognises the fact that younger children perform better in smaller teams with simple laws. It also sets out to give children fun.
The three soccer centres that we use for our competitive matches through the Mid Staffs Junior League, and who have provided some excellent facilities are:
Rowley Park, Averill Road, Stafford
Monkton Recreational Centre, Pinfold Lane, Penkridge
Cardinal Griffin School, Stafford Road, Cannock