internal game format 2 versus 2

under 6s (introduction to football)

As of the 2017/2018 season

For those taking their very first steps in the game - children aged four or five - the KNVB advises clubs to organise a 2 versus 2 format. This format enables children to enjoy more touches of the ball, more goals and scoring attempts, and greater involvement in the game. 

Ideally, these games are organised within the framework of a tournament within the club or with neighbouring clubs. The KNVB will not be organising a competition for this game format. The KNVB will provide a scripted scenario for organising these games. Preferably, the youngsters are moved from team to team for each game so that a flow of new teams is created. Optionally, children can also play in a 4 versus 4 game format.