The Scottish FA have relaunched the Grassroots Game App, designed to help support all clubs, coaches, players and parents understand the rules and ethos of the National Grassroots Player Pathway.

The ‘National Grassroots’ Player Pathway’, which has evolved to provide fun, age and stage-appropriate games, is a core component of the Scottish FA’s football development ethos. It allows young children to enjoy the game in a relaxed environment, building their love of the game and their skills in tandem.

Developed in conjunction with the Scottish Youth FA and Scottish Women’s Football, the Pathway relies on the care and attention of parents, coaches and volunteers continuing their support by allowing young players to flourish without any external pressure. At its heart, the message, Let Them Play aims to ensure that football remains fun and enjoyable for all of Scotland’s young people.

The Scottish FA, Scottish Youth FA and Scottish Women’s Football all agree that enjoyment should remain the key element of the Small Sided Games, providing and promoting a positive football culture. All of the organisations agree that football should be fun for children and would encourage all grassroots leaders, coaches and parents to support the following:

  • Make the games fun
  • Ensure all players get equal playing time
  • Provide opportunities for all children to participate in the sport
  • Create a positive environment

By nurturing the Let Them Play ethos, parents, coaches and grassroots volunteers nationwide are helping to foster a lifelong love for the sport amongst our young footballers, simply by letting the children enjoy playing football.

App Features:

  • Age Groups – Easy navigation to find the rules for your own individual age groups.
  • Game Format – Full information on the correct ‘Game Format’ for the individual teams.
  • Equipment – Easy guide to the correct equipment that you will require for the games.
  • Role of the Coach – simple instructions to help coaches, volunteers and helpers facilitate the games to ensure all children have fun.
  • Additional Information – A full section with lots of information regarding Child Wellbeing, helpful information, useful contacts.

Download the App

Scottish FA Grassroots Game on iOS

Scottish FA Grassroots Game on Google Play