Mini Soccer

The principles and rules of Mini-Soccer are similar to those in Association Football, except that the pitches are smaller and there are fewer players on each team.

 Playing Football in Cumberland

First introduced in the 1990s, the popularity of Mini-Soccer has led to continued growth over the years.

Depending on the age group, the number of players and size of pitch can vary from four-a-side for the youngest, to seven-a-side for the under 10s. The goal size for all age groups is 12ft by 6ft (3.6m by 1.8m).


  • More touches of the ball to increase participation and enjoyment
  • Fewer players on the pitch meaning simpler decisions and better understanding
  • Smaller piches meaning greater concentration and interest among participants
  • More individual success leads to more children playing. In the long term, this leads to sustained participation levels beyond this age group

There are plenty of opportunities for players to play football in mini soccer in Cumberland.

Three Youth Leagues in Cumberland are FA Charter Standard and provide friendly fixtures for players from Under 7 to Under 10.

The annual end of season finale brings more than 160 teams to Frenchfields, Penrith to play in a fun and friendly environment.

For information on finding a local club, click on 'Find a Club' locator on the right hand side of the page and contact a club near you, or if you would like some advice contact the Football Development Team on 01900 872310 ext 21.

Click HERE to find out more information on Mini-Soccer.

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