stiring the porridge wrote:
The biggest problem is our grounds, it's all well and good to create and teach a wide or creating space type of play, then again any type of play, out from defence, whatever.
Then week after week you play on cow paddocks and pitches the size of half a pitch, prime examples to name a few, Pirates, Toros pitch 2, Croydon, Sth Ade far pitch and I'm sure many more that are either too small or just terrible surfaces.
The FFSA has to supply complete packages, to make it possible to do such things, making it a set size for all pitches, for each individual age groups. They must also lift their quality of grounds to allow this type of play. No club should train and play on their pitches at any age, but that's just impossible.
Ground availability and cash strapped clubs just do not allow it to be possible, therefore no matter what system or style the FFSA would like to happen it is just impossible with too many grounds.
How many coaches out there have to change their style because of pitch size and no matter what you do to try and prevent it you just have to play to the pitch.
But what would I know, I'm just an idiot.
Not sure what pitch size has to do with it. Narrow, wide, short or long, it's still possible to play as Fozzie describes in the article.
If you look at the FIFA Laws of the Game, you'll find:90m to 110m in length and 45m-90m in width.
I recall something from the FFSA at the beginning of the year about all Junior pitches from U12 up, must meet the minimum dimensions (documents supplied).
I don't think I've seen a pitch that does not meet those specs.