New design amateur goes final by


New design amateur goes final by

The plan of the KNVB for the renewal of youth football find final passage. Children from 7 to 12 years of games from the season 2017-2018 on smaller fields and in smaller teams.

Representatives of amateur clubs voted Saturday on, so it made the KNVB known. The developments will be in phases take place.

Pupils under 8 and 9 years of age will be in the new format on a quarter of football games of 6-on-6 play. The season after starting the teams under 10, under 11 and under 12 with the new types.

The youngest players (under 6 and 7 years old) remain in mutual connection, the association of small parties to play. The opinion is children under six years of 2-against-2 to play, and under seven years, 4-to-4.

In total, some 300,000 football players with the new types.


According to the football federation is the joy for the pupils in the new design much larger. On larger fields, some players per game, only a couple of times on the ball.

By the teams and fields to make it smaller, there is more ball contact, the pleasure is greater and develop the football players are better.

“Football players of this age should play freely, actions, and scoring a lot,” says Jan Dirk van der Zee, director of amateur football of the KNVB. “With small parts, smaller teams, and without a referee, you can find the culture of the pleintjesvoetbal back.”

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