DFB Bundestag decides changes in childrens football

What was tested in a two-year pilot phase is anchored by the German Football Association (DFB) from the season 2024/25 nationwide in children’s football. The DFB announced after the decision of his Bundestag on Friday that in the G-youth from the season 2024/25 bindingly played in two-counter-two or three-counter-three on four mini goals. In the F-youth, the three-counter-three is also recommended, alternatively a four-counter-four or five-counter-five is possible. In the e-youth, the five-counter-five to a maximum of seven-against-seven, in this age group, is also the gradual transition to the use of small fields and goalkeepers. In order to minimize the pressure pressure and to put the sporty development of the children more strongly in the foreground, no championship round will be held in the G and F youth. Instead, playrooms and festivals are provided with multiple teams and playing fields. Integrated into the game forms, a rotation principle with festivals will change the players to enable all children use times. The most important goal of the reform is according to DFB that in the age groups U 6 to U 11 with a child-friendly kind of football the fun of the game is sustainably promoted.

With the new competitive forms, the children should become self-employed on the place, which should result in DFB that the influence of coaches and parents decreases. The fact that more games won by the new mode – and logically lost for the other team – children could learn how to deal with wins and defeats. Fun should be clear about performance pressure.

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Another effect that the association is hoped for by the changes: by replacing the fact that surfaces and outsxes are replaced by the so-called “single-dribbled”, it will also be virtually no more head balls. However, head balls are generally also continued, the DFB emphasizes.