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Under 10 Football Blitz April 13.
Please find below the confirmed groups for the first U10 football blitz on Saturday 13th April. Could all clubs please report to the host venue for 10.30am. Please note host clubs are responsible for coordinating fixtures and supplying referees at each blitz, If clubs are not attending it is important they inform Go-Games coordinator Des O’Doherty Tel: 07845467572 or email: email@example.com
Please note only children born in 2003 and 2004 are eligible to play in the U10 blitzes
Below the groups are the Go-Games Guidance/Rules to be distributed to mentors, group coordinators and referees in each club.
Also attached are details about the GAA RESPECT Initiative which is being developed to ensure that Gaelic Games in Tyrone are promoted in a positive manner and an environment which is conducive to ensuring that ALL participants achieve their full potential. All coordinators and host clubs are asked to implement these measures during the Go-Games blitzes.
In addition attached is the GAA “Code of Behaviour when working with underage players” which addresses the minimum levels of behaviour, practice and conduct required from our young players, coaches, mentors, supporters, parents, guardians, referees and clubs.
Group 1 in Clan na Gael
Clann na Gael
Group 2 in Cappagh
An Charraig Mhór
Group 3 in Tattyreagh
Group 4 in Pomeroy
Group 5 in Rock
Group 6 in Coalisland
Group 7 in Donaghmore
Group 8 in Aghyaran
Try and get them organised in advance of blitz and appraise them of the rules below. If not let them know rules in the morning before commencing the blitz:
1. Children must have fun, enjoy themselves and have good time etc
2. Every U10 child in Tír Eoghain must have the opportunity to play meaningful games in an informal, safe and enjoyable environment, have fun and experience a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment and be treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity.
3. All mentors and clubs should implement the “Give Respect Get Respect” initiative and practice the “Code of Behaviour when Working with Underage Players”
Before and after the game players line up and shake hands with opposing players and referee. Play commences with a throw-in in the middle of the field
A defender may advance 5m for a kick out
‘Two Touch’ Rule applies – players are restricted to one bounce and one toe tap or two toe taps per possession.
Person fouled takes free (not the club sharp shooter unless that player is fouled)
Side line ball – person nearest ball when it goes out takes it
Over carrying – again if appropriate nearest person from opposing team takes free kick
When a defender plays the ball over his/her own end line, the other team are awarded a free kick from the 20 metres from ground/hands
Useful advice: Start all games at same time and finish them at same time (many clubs have successfuly employed an air horn etc for this purpose)
For U10s 8/9 a side is recommended- try if at all possible to arrange the numbers to avoid having substitutes
If anyone complains about referee they are taking the competition too seriously at this age group
If mentor/parents etc are shouting etc they need to be reminded of give respect/get respect initiative and GAA code of behaviour when working with underage players
Mentors should wear give “respect get respect bibs”
Proposed future dates for U10 Football Go-Games in Tyrone 2013: