Fun Fair Positive Soccer

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Fun-Fair-Positive Soccer
Non-Profit corporation
Industry Youth sports (soccer)
Founded March 1986
Headquarters Houston, Texas, United States
Key people
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 .[1] 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.[citation needed]


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

See also[edit]

Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle Blog
Sugarland League (Sugarland Park and Rec.)
Woodlands League (The Woodlands, TX)
The Observer - East Montgomery County
The Observer - Kingwood

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