Following last years success the Scottish FA South West Region will again be offering a 4 v 4 event programme within Ayrshire for players born 2005 and 2006.  The 4 v 4 football initiative allows the teams to come together on a fortnightly basis where they can play numerous games in the small sided format.
There has been a gradual reduction of street football over many years and this natural play experience was vital in producing talented footballers in Scotland. The Developmental Fours and Soccer Sevens game is an opportunity to introduce a small-sided game that will replicate some of the experiences from the playground and street games. The children will have more touches of the ball, more 1 v 1’s, more goals scored, more decision making opportunities and more fun.  The 4 v 4s is the first step on the Scottish FA’s National Player Pathway.
The main feedback from last years coaches was that the small sided format allowed their players to play in a fun and organised environment, but more importantly they had a chance to score plenty of goals.
All of Ayrshire’s Scottish FA Quality Mark clubs will receive an invite along with those clubs who participated last year. All of these teams recognise that the 4 v 4 format is a great way of building a good level of skill and a real love for playing the game that will last the players a lifetime.
The 4 v 4 games are played on the excellent third generation synthetic pitch at Greenwood and the teams use the custom built 4 v 4 goals.
The Programme Starts Sunday March 11th with the first session starting at 10am.  For further information, or if you would like to enter a team into this 4 v 4 festival, please contact Scott at the South West Regional Office on 01294 317430 or contact
Note: Teams must be registered by Friday 25th February.