The Forest Green Rovers Youth experience is tailored to help produce our own locally based players for our football club. We provide great facilities, licensed coaches and a hard-working support network which makes sure that players participate in a fun, friendly and stimulating environment where they can fulfill their potential.
We are extremely proud that 4 of the 2012/13 senior 1st team squad have graduated through the youth ranks, something we aim to build on as we progress into the 2013/14 season.
The coaching staff and officials of Forest Green Rovers understand that children participate in football to have fun. We never forget that the game of football is just that - a game. It’s not about how many wins and losses are accumulated. And, it is surely not about how many trophies are collected. It’s not about how many goals we score or concede. It’s all about enjoying the game and, at the same time, learning and developing football and life skills.
All players will be a part of a player pathway from U7 all the way to U18 football in a safe, professional environment. Players will receive coaching and a suitable fixture programme from fully qualified, experienced and knowledgeable coaches.
Our ethos believes that players should participate in age appropriate activities so they are able to experience, comprehend, and execute the game as it relates to where they are at their own stage of physical, social, technical and psychological development.
Each summer Forest Green Rovers Youth carry out trials for new players for the upcoming season. The trials for this season have finished, next seasons trials will be advertised in due course.
NOTE: Trials are open to footballers under the age of eighteen who live within ninety minutes regular travel of our home venue. We DO NOT accept applications for players from outside this travel zone or from outside the UK due to possible complications with attending training and matches.
Therefore if you intend to play for Forest Green Rovers Youth you MUST live within the stated travel zone. Furthermore, Forest Green Rovers Youth WILL NOT assist you in securing UK residency but may advise you of best practice under certain circumstances.