Football Association announce new heading guidelines for youth football

The Football Association has announced new heading guidelines for youth football, in association with FA Ireland and the Scottish FA.

The updated Heading Guidance includes: 

• Heading Guidance in training for all age groups between Under 6 and Under 18 
• No heading in training in the foundation phase [primary school children] 
• Graduated approach to heading training for children in the development phase between Under 12 to Under 16 
• Required ball sizes for training and matches for each age group 
• No changes to heading in matches, taking into consideration the limited number of headers in youth games 

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