Middleton Cheney Football Club youth teams play in the Witney & District Youth football League.
Back in 2012, The FA formally ratified some of the recommendations of the Youth Development Review. These amendments to the youth game can be found below in the FA's individual guidance booklets; U7/U8, U9/U10, U11/U12 and Youth Leagues resources.
These resources and amendments have been developed over two years of research, consultations and listening to those involved in the youth game, most importantly those that play – the children.
These positive changes have been put in place to improve enjoyment, fun and development of young players allowing more touches, on a better proportioned pitch with an increase of involvement in the game as a whole. The changes within The FA’s Youth Development Review will make youth football better for everyone involved.
The changes will be phased in from 2013/2014 season and these resources are available to assist, help and advise you of the changes to age groups, pitch size and Laws of the game. They also aim to provide you with good practice and other recommendations to improve players participation and enjoyment as well as minor changes to develop better players.
The changes implemented by the FA are about a modern, child-friendly approach to youth football, challenging the win-at-all-costs mentality that is stifling development and enjoyment for young people. Working together with a proactive attitude, adults can help develop a better learning environment for young people that puts their needs at the centre of the process.