Fun Fair Positive Soccer
|Industry||Youth sports (soccer)|
|Headquarters||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Jack Hendrie, Founder/Executive Director|
|Products||Seasonal youth soccer programs|
|Website||Official web site|
Fun Fair Positive Soccer (FFPS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Houston, Texas. FFPS promotes non-competitive soccer in a fun, safe and positive environment . To ensure this, FFPS was designed with special rules and policies to enable equal play for every child in all positions. Founded in 1986 in Katy, Texas, by Jack Hendrie, FFPS believes that every child should be accepted and included without a requirement to try out or perform.
Fun Fair Positive Soccer was founded in 1986 by Jack Hendrie and a group of dedicated parents in Katy, Texas, who believed there was a better way to provide every youth with a positive soccer experience. Rules and procedures were designed to give children the opportunity to play and enjoy soccer without the demands from adults to win or perform.
Five-a-side soccer rules were chosen, equal play rules with a unique equal substitution system were designed, balanced teams were instituted, and parent training was set up to ensure that games would be fair and positive. Parents were asked to “behave” and be positive toward their children.
In 1995, Jack began expanding FFPS beyond Katy to other areas of Houston. Since then, FFPS has grown to encompass 22 new leagues throughout the Greater Houston area and more than 15,000 players.
FFPS believes that each child has the desire to play, to be treated with respect and to be safe. The goal is for everyone to be successful: belong to a team, build self-esteem, have positive coaches and be positively involved parents. The FFPS system enables everyone to realize these values.
• 5 a-side soccer
• Much ball contact
• Fast to learn
• Very safe rules
• Great exercise
• Equal playing time
• Play every position
• Balanced/coed teams
• No tryouts
• Special Needs kids included
• Trophy to every player
• Only players keep score
• Positive coaching
• Positive parent education
• Everyone wins