When a child walks off the football pitch after a game that they thought was not a great one for them they can come away doubting their abilities and what they are capable of.
It can make them feel insecure of their standing within the football team they play for and wonder if they really are a good a football player as their coach, parents, peers say they are.
The Barclays Community Sports Awards have kicked off for the 2012/13 season.
The award, now in its third season, aims to recognise the outstanding contribution to grassroots sport by people across the UK.
UEFA Technical Director Andy Roxburgh has described his Scotland’s grassroots football programme as “among the best in Europe”.
Roxburgh was presenting the Scottish FA with a silver award in the 2012 UEFA Grassroots Day Awards ‘Best Project’ for its flagship participation programme, the Tesco Bank Football Challenge.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is going back to his roots as ambassador for Budweiser Club Futures.
The new programme will see £1m invested into grassroots football over the next two seasons.
The Football Association has created a set of giant goalposts to highlight the need for reforming youth football in England.
The oversized goal, which dwarfs an adult goalkeeper, is designed to highlight the need for changes in pitch and goal size for many of our young footballers.