When Horst Wein introduced his very own unique small sided game for 7 to 9 year old players 27 years ago, the stage was set for a revolution in Youth Football.
And in 1994 The Royal Spanish Football Federation published his age-oriented Youth Football Development Model, with Mini Football as the first building block in a gradual, progressive system of development, making it available to all Spanish clubs and youth academies. As we all know Spanish football has gone on to become the leading force in world football. They are the current World Cup and European Cup holders, and from U16 to senior football level have won more titles in the last 16 years than their two nearest rivals put together, while FC Barcelona have won 3 Champions Leagues in the last 5 years.
Mini Football, as the first game in the development model, is considered to be the revival of Street Football, but is played 3v3 with 4 goals instead of the traditional 2 goals and has many more benefits than 4v4 or 7v7 football. Today, the original game has been proven, expanded and extended to form a complete programme that is specifically suited to young players starting out in the game and includes all the best practices of modern coaching.
A complete programme manual for Mini Football is to be released in mid-March as an ebook…
Experience the “renaissance of street football” in the 21st century.
Be the best coach you can be while creating a player-centred environment where young talent flourishes.
Introduce your players to game intelligence while establishing their technique, in a player-centred, game-oriented programme.
Coaches and parents can soon learn to unlock the enormous creative potential of the young talents in their care.
Everything you need to get started on the right road for a great future in football including:
24 Preparatory/corrective games
Easy to read and implement
Over 40 colour illustrations
Season programme of competitions
Games and tests your players will love
A clear guide to coaching this age
With more than 20 player benefits
See Mini Football in action with these short clips:
Mini Football is superior to both 4v4 and 7v7 football for this age-group:
Why Mini Football and not 4v4 games?
A comparison of two competitions for 7 to 9 year old players