We all know how tough being a soccer mom can be at times, right? But running a successful junior soccer team is a lot more complicated than any of us imagine. Trying to develop a group of excitable youngsters into talented footballers takes real skill, add to this the rules and regulations introduced by the British Football Association and things get even more complicated.
This handy infographic guide bought to you by The Soccer Store shows how we start with small-sided games in small goals with smaller footballers, helping them to develop their touches with the ball and their accuracy.
As they develop, the teams get bigger, the equipment gets bigger and the pitches themselves get bigger until they reach senior football at the age of 18.
By Laura Dutton