Junior Football (U9-U12)

Delivering Junior Football

There have been some large-scale changes to the delivery of junior football (U9-U12) across the NRF region in the last three years.

These changes are all about providing a more positive experience for all involved, aligning to the Balance is Better philosophy of Sport New Zealand and endorsed by New Zealand Football. 

This data means we can plan for future changes and enable clubs, coaches, and parents to ensure junior footballer experience our sport positively, at the correct challenge point.

Additional Resources for Junior Sport

Keep Up With The Play        https://keepupwiththeplay.org.nz/
Balance Is Better                      https://balanceisbetter.org.nz/
Good Sports                                 https://aktive.org.nz/good-sports/
Be Sportive                                   http://besportive.kiwi/

Good Sports Guide for Coaches

Online Junior Resources

NRF often runs free courses for anyone wanting to improve their skills in junior coaching and refereeing - check out the current courses here, or get started with our online workshop videos.