8 versus 8 game format

Under 11s and 12s

as of the 2018/2019 season

As of the 2018/2019 season, the KNVB will introduce a new 8v8 format for the U11s and U12s. This format offers children more room to make a run, the opportunity to play together as a team, to pass among one another and be more involved in the game. 

As of the 2018/2019 season, a competion will be organised in this age-group for which clubs can register freely. Throughout the Netherlands, a so-called year-of-birth competition and corresponding football package (=a set number of games) will be on offer.

The rules of play are conditional and can be adapted should the evaluation to be held in the middle of next season suggest they should be changed.