Article 32 Training grounds – qualifying competition - Under-17

Regulations of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Content Type
Competition Regulations
National teams
Enforcement Date
1 July 2023

Each team must be allocated its own training ground for the entire duration of the tournament. Exceptionally, two grounds may be shared by four teams. The teams must be able to use these grounds at any time and as often as requested. Each ground must be surfaced in the same way as the match pitches, of a similar size, in perfect condition, freshly mowed, fully marked and equipped with standard and/or mobile goals. The training grounds must be located no more than 30 minutes by bus from the corresponding teams’ accommodation.


If the weather and state of the playing field so allow, the teams are entitled to hold a training session of up to 45 minutes the day before the match in the stadium where the match will be played. This provision applies only to each team’s first match in a stadium. The UEFA match delegate, in cooperation with the host association, will take the final decision in case of any uncertainty.


If the teams do not train at the stadium the day before the match for whatever reason (e.g. pitch conditions), they must be permitted to visit the stadium the day before the match in order to familiarise themselves with the facilities and conditions.