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 fulfil their potential.
The coaching staff and officials ofForest 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 playerpathway from U8’s 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. We do however offer the opportunity of representing the next age group should the need arise.
- The U8’s to U11’s play in the North Wilts Youth and Minor League.
- The U12’s – U16’s play in the Junior Premier League.
- The U18’s play in the South West Counties Leagues and friendlies against league team academies
Trial Applications U8’s – U16’s ONLY
Applications are CLOSED the 2016/17 season. The trials are held over 3 sessions, trialist’s are expected to attend all 3 sessions. Trials are being held on Sunday 5th June, Tuesday 7th June and Thursday 9thJune.
It is important for you to understand that as a club we are striving to achieve the highest level of competitive football that we can and we therefore are working extremely hard to ensure that the Youth set up is producing players who can progress into the first team. We therefore expect a high level of commitment and dedication together with a professional attitude at all times. Most teams train twice a week and play matches on a weekend. In order to ensure that we achieve our aims and are producing high level players we play in good standard leagues and regularly play against academies from professional clubs.
Please note we are not accepting applications for the U18’s at the present time.