Linthwaite J.F.C Under 9’s

This website is dedicated to the Under 9’s age group for Linthwaite J.F.C. If you are looking for any other age group please visit

Our principles:-

1. We play to learn, not just to win.
2. We don’t have ‘A’ teams.
3. Every child gets equal pitch time.
4. Every child plays in all positions.
5. We don’t shout instructions.
6. Children are louder than the adults.

The coaches:-

Going into our third season, coaches Coby & Dean have been coaching this age group since under 7’s, where we started with only a handful of players. During our 3 years the squad has grown to 22 players. Although we welcome any new players who would like to train & play in friendly games, we had to reluctantly cap registering players in order to give full focus & attention on developing individually & as a team while also making sure all players have fun and equal playing time.

Both Coby & Dean are FA qualified, current CRB certificates, Safeguarding, First Aid & Emergency Aid.

We believe that a child/player will learn & develop quicker & easier if they are enjoying what they are doing, making training & matchdays as fun as possible while keeping their natural competitive spirit, we aim to help players understand what ‘fair play’ is & to value fair play.

We follow the FA Four Corner model to help develop long term player development:-

Every player needs to develop all 4 corners equally to fulfil their potential, although we also understand that some children develop quicker than others in certain corners, we try to ensure all corners are covered in each & every training session & match day.

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