Under 8’s / 10’s

Go Games Football

Tyrone Youth Committee Go Games Structures 2010

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What are the Key Objectives of the Go Games?

The key objectives of the Go Games can be summarised as follows:

Promote Full Participation:  Provide playing opportunities for all children at their respective levels of participation by ensuring everyone gets to play in the game and that nobody remains a substitute. “Playing, not winning, is the name of the game.”

Propagate the Principles of Fair Play: Promote sportsmanship by ensuring that all participants endeavour to play by the rules and give due respect to the opposition, the match officials and the game.

Cater for the varying developmental needs of young players: Use modified playing rules and equipment that are appropriate to the age group and ability level of those participating

Implement the GAA’s Code of Best Practice for Youth Sport: Give practical expression to the GAA’s Code of Best Practice for Youth Sport by invoking the principles of the Code at the fundamental levels of participation.

N.B. While the playing rules for First, Quick and Smart Touch are not necessarily set in stone – the principle of ensuring that all participants get to play the full game is, as is the principle of not awarding medals or trophies arising from success in the Go Games.

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What are the Benefits of the Go Games?

The benefits of the Go Games are:

All children participate
Increased enjoyment
Increased number of touches on the ball
Increased physical work rate
Increased perception of competence
Go Games Structures
Coaching Aim
To improve the standard of U-12, U-10 and U-8 football through a format that helps children to become better team players at levels suited to each of them.
Modified possession rule promotes better team-play and decision-making
‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’ teams as important as ‘A’ teams
Format gives time for clubs to work on player development between Blitzes
A, B & C Teams
Coaches to organise and grade own teams before a blitz.
All coaches must be honest in their appraisal of players [no loading a ‘B’, ‘C’ or  ‘D’ team with an ‘A’ player].
Team size to be agreed between competing clubs [not to be less than 6 at U-8 or more than 10 at U-12].
Any club found to have used an ineligible player will be immediately barred from participating in the remainder of the series.

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Facilities/Equipment
Each club hosts one U-8 Blitz & one U-10 Blitz.
At least 2 sets of portable goals.
Flexi markers / cones to set out pitch lines and walkways.
Smart touch/ Quick Touch/ First touch footballs.

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Adult Help
It is vital that each club team has at least two adults in charge [e.g. a coach and a parent?]
Coaches will be needed to referee games when their teams are resting.
Adults will be asked to replace/substitute players who use bad language.
Adults [including parents] must adhere to child protection rules when coaching, supporting etc.

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U-8 Blitzes (First Touch) – Children born in 2002 & 2003

The U-8 Blitzes will follow a similar format as 2008.

Clubs will be divided into groups of 6.
There will be six U-8 Blitzes and each club will host an U-8 Blitz.
The Youth Officer from the host club in conjunction with a member of the Tyrone Youth Committee will be responsible for co-ordinating the blitz and ensuring that the correct rules and procedures are followed.
The host club should provide refreshments for the children taking part and their coaches.
Games will be 6 a-side – points only (no goalkeepers).
Under – 8 Blitz Dates & Venues

  Des O’Doherty
07845467572
Peter Donnelly00353879944105 Brian Maguire
07803830256
Niall Muldoon
07706011102
Date Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
08/05/2010 Errigal Ciarán Coalisland Newtownstewart Ardboe
05/06/2010 Dromore Cookstown Gortin Eglish
24/07/2010 Strabane Moortown Loughmacrory Moy
14/08/2010 Cappagh Galbally Beragh N. Mhuire
28/08/2010 Carrickmore Kildress Castlederg Dungannon
11/09/2010 Omagh   Drumragh Clonoe

 

  Brendan Fullen
07765936836
Barry McKenna
07788732989
Sean McConnell
07818093921
Anne Gervin
07841128454
Date Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
08/05/2010 Pomeroy Aghaloo Dregish Derrylaughan
05/06/2010 Greencastle Eskra Owen Roes Brocagh
24/07/2010 Killeshil Clogher Drumquin Derrytresk
14/08/2010 Rock Fintona Urney Brackaville
28/08/2010 Donaghmore Tattyreagh Glenelly Stewartstown
11/09/2010 Augher Trillick Aghyaran  
      Clan Na Gael  

 

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U-10 Blitzes (Quick Touch) – Children born in 2000 & 2001

Clubs will be divided into groups of 6.
There will be six U-10 Blitzes and each club will host an U-10 Blitz.
The Youth Officer from the host club in conjunction with a member of the Tyrone Youth Committee will be responsible for co-ordinating the Blitz and ensuring that the correct rules and procedures are followed.
The host club should provide refreshments for the children taking part and their coaches.
Games will be 9 a-side – points only (no goalkeepers).

Under – 10 Go Games Blitz Dates & Venues

  Des O’Doherty
07845467572
Martin Conroy
07877068978
Sean Davidson
07816345704
Brian Maguire
07803830256
Date Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
24/04/2010 Errigal Ciaran Kildress Brockagh Newtownstewart
22/05/2010 Dromore Cookstown Ardboe Beragh
19/06/2010 Cappagh Moy Eglish Castlederg
03/07/2010 Strabane Coalisland Naomh Mhuire Loughmacrory
21/08/2010 Carrickmore Galbally Pomeroy Fintona
04/09/2010 Omagh Moortown Dungannon  

 

  Barry Donaghy
07867773055
Sean McConnell
07818093921
Barry McKenna
07561880053
Vincent McGill
07742180429
Date Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
24/04/2010 Derrylaughlan Glenelly Clogher Clann Na Gael
22/05/2010 Clonoe Gortin Killeshil Dregish
19/06/2010 Stewartstown Trillick Tattyreagh Drumquin
03/07/2010 Brackaville Eskra Augher Urney
21/08/2010 Donaghmore Greencastle Aghaloo Aghyaran
04/09/2010 Rock Drumragh Derrytresk Owen Roes

 These are the final groupings and dates for the U10 Go-Games 2010. Each club will host their blitz on the date beside their name. Groups 1, 2, 6, and 8 will have permanent coordinators while groups 3, 4, 5 and 7 will be coordinated by the host clubs. Any queries or difficulties please contact Des O’Doherty 07845467572 or dfodoherty@aol.com

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