Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Sport Management, University of Tehran kish International Campus, Tehran , Iran

2 Associate Professor, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, University of Kharazmi, Tehran, Iran


The present study was a descriptive and strategic study that was conducted with the aim of determining strategies for Iran's Youth football development. The statistical population of the present study included Managers of clubs, football managers, coaches, heads of Provincial football Association, heads of schools’ Football Associations of the country's provinces, football federation staff, university professors, and elites. Data were collected by total number sampling method. In the present study, the score model was used and the method of interviews and strategic council meetings were used to collect the required data. For this purpose, after identifying the performance key areas of Iran's Youth football, using the opinions of experts in the form of qualitative interviews and also holding strategic council meetings, the Environment Analysis including strengths, limitations, opportunities and risks was performed. Then Expectations in each key area for Youth football was determinded. Finally, a key strategy was identified for each key area to meet the expected expectations. In order to implement the developed strategies, it is suggested to determine the timing corresponding to each strategy using time planning techniques.Also, the appropriate budget for each case should be predicted and allocated, and Evaluation indicators for the implementation of strategies should be specified.