What Standard of Football is Played at Five a side Leagues?

Considering joining a five-a-side league and wondering if your level is good enough? We will explore the standard of football expected, starting with our guide to assess your level of football.

Player standard guide


Beginners and individuals that usually play for fun or just socially.


Individuals that have played a fair amount of football. An average skill, fitness level and understanding of the tactics of small sided football. This player neither stands out as exceptionally good or bad at five side football


Individuals that play at a good standard, have probably played a lot of competitive football. They have a high level of skill and technique, typically having many years of playing competitive football at a good level.

What standard is required at 5aside.com™ leagues?

We have all sorts of standards of teams. Your league manager will assess what league is best for your level.