Hello and welcome to the East of Scotland Soccer Development Association’s official Web-Site.
The East of Scotland Soccer Development Association was formed in 1997 by a handful of dedicated football club coaches. It has now grown into one of the largest football associations of it’s kind in Scotland with a membership of over 230 teams.
Since the very start, the objective has been player development, with the emphasis on allowing the children to enjoy Scotland’s national game in a fun, safe and secure environment. Towards this goal, soccer sevens games are arranged and monitored for both boys and girls between the ages 8 – 12, regardless of race, colour or religious belief.
Although this ethos remains fundamental, the Association has a responsibility to develop and progress. Rather than just letting the players “get on with it”, forward thinking has driven the formation of well-structured leagues, improved coaching and better education for both players and volunteers. Throughout this growth, the Association has never lost sight of the fact that it is still the children who count for everything. Their development, both as footballers and as individuals, is the key to the Association's success.
At all age groups, divisions are established, reflecting the variety of levels of football ability that children exhibit. The aim is to give all children a game, at a level where they have a fair chance of competing. Movement between teams within clubs is encouraged, as children become confident.
The “strongest” division is named Pele, with Maradona and Zidane divisions being intermediate. At some age groups there are enough teams to justify a Beckenbauer / Beckham division.
Although there are many clubs within the Association, places for children can be difficult to achieve. For details of clubs within your area please contact the Association General Secretary, or see the links page.
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