Tag: grassroots

Mini Soccer Summer Festival Under 8’s

Tournament Name: Mini Soccer Summer Festival Under 8’s
Tournament Date: 27/08/2017
Tournament Organiser: Micky Tully
Tournament Web Address: www.goalsfootball.co.uk
Team Age Groups: Under 8’s
Entry Fee per team: £15.00
Tournament Email Address: newcastle@goalsfootball.co.uk
Address 1: Goals Newcastle
Address 2: High Gosforth Park
Town: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Post Code: NE3 5HP
Tournament Image: Slide1_nd1yv9.jpg
Tournament Information: Summer Festival will run from 10am-2pm, Food & Drinks available throughout the event, Free parking onsite, Winners/Runners up trophies & medals.

Mini Soccer Summer Festival Under 7s

Tournament Name: Mini Soccer Summer Festival Under 7s
Tournament Date: 26/08/2017
Tournament Organiser: Micky Tully
Tournament Web Address: www.goalsfootbal.co.uk
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s
Entry Fee per team: £15.00
Tournament Email Address: newcastle@goalsfootball.co.uk
Address 1: Goals Newcastle
Address 2: High Gosforth Park
Town: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Post Code: NE3 5HP
Tournament Image: Mini Soccer u7s_quq9mx.jpg
Tournament Information: Summer Festival will run from 10am-2pm, Food & Hot Drinks Available through the event, Free parking at our club. Every child will get a medal for day part in the Festival.

Youdan Trophy Grassroots

Tournament Name:
Youdan Trophy Grassroots


Tournament Organiser:
You Are The Ref


Tournament Web Address:
www.youdantrophy.com/


Age:
3


Entry Fee:
Tournament prices are per person for 3 nights Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meal : £169.00


Tournament Email Address:
info@youdantrophy.com


Tournament Address:
Unit 3

Acorn Business Park

Sheffield

S8 0TB


Tournament Information:
Here at the Youdan Trophy, one of Europe’s most prestigious tournaments, we’re once again celebrating the world’s first-ever football competition and rich footballing history of Sheffield with yet another addition to our family of competitions. The Youth Grassroots tournament begins on Friday 18 to Monday 21 August 2017 and is open to all clubs in the specified age groups who wish to partake. Click on the link below to express interest for your team. Compete, play and ENJOY!

Position:
Club Secretary


Other:


Name:
Nick Armitage


Email:
nick@youdantrophy.com

West End Terriers FC 15th Annual Tournament

Tournament Name:
West End Terriers FC 15th Annual Tournament


Tournament Organiser:
Dale Appleton


Tournament Web Address:
www.westendterriersfc.co.uk/club/CustomPages/view/20664


Age:
U7’s – U16’s plus U11’s & U13’s Girls


Entry Fee:
From £25*


Tournament Email Address:
wetfc.secretary@gmail.com


Tournament Address:
Hemsworth Sports Centre

Wakefield Road

Hemsworth, Pontefract

WF94AB


Tournament Information:
Dear Manager / Secretary West End Terriers invite your Club / Team to attend our 15th annual football tournament. Taking place; Saturday 5th and Sunday 6st of August on Hemsworth Sports Centre playing fields.

The under 7’s to under 12’s age groups will play in same format that they will be competing at in their respective leagues, as of the 2017 – 2018 season. The rules for the tournament will be normal football rules. The under 13’s age groups upwards will compete at mini soccer, using mini soccer rules. Last year saw 190 teams enter from all over the uk. We look forward to seeing teams new and old to this years event.

Position:
Other


Other:
Treasurer


Name:
Dale Wainwright


Email:
wetfc.treasurer@gmail.com

Allendale Junior Football Festival

Tournament Name: Allendale Junior Football Festival
Tournament Date: 05/08/2017
Tournament Organiser: John Martin
Tournament Web Address: www.allendalefootballclub.co.uk
Team Age Groups: Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s, Under 11’s, Under 14’s
Entry Fee per team: 30
Tournament Email Address: allendalefootballclub@gmail.com
Address 1: Allendale Sports CLub
Address 2: Allen Mill Cottages
Town: Allendale (Hexham)
Post Code: NE47 9EQ
Tournament Image: U8_sm3wkk.jpg
Tournament Information: We are looking to run separate competitions for each of the following age groups:

Under 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s & 14s – Please note that the age groups are based on next season’s (2017/18).

Format of 5 aside for the under 8s and 7 aside for the remaining age groups.

Maximum squad sizes will be 10 per team.

As in previous years, we’ll structure the day in two halves with several of the age groups playing simultaneously in the morning and then the other age groups in the afternoon. Once we’ve got a feel for numbers of teams for each age group we’ll communicate if they are playing in the morning or afternoon session. When you are submitting your team entry, please specify if you prefer morning or afternoon and we will try to accommodate where possible.

Start time for the morning session is usually around 9.30am and 1.00pm for the afternoon, with the whole day wrapped up by 5.00pm.

The cost of entering will be £30 per team.

In order to secure a place, can I ask that you kindly

1.confirm by email if you wish to enter a team(s) and for which age groups (please note these should be based on next season’s age group)

I will write again just after the 8th July to confirm your place and finalised format.

Roach Dynamos Jfc

Tournament Name: Roach Dynamos Jfc
Tournament Date: 05/08/2017
Tournament Organiser: Melanie Greenhalgh
Tournament Web Address: www.roachdynamos.com
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s, Under 11’s
Entry Fee per team: 45.00
Tournament Email Address: melaniegreenhalgh@yahoo.com
Address 1: Roach Dynamos Jfc
Address 2: Sutherland Road, Darnhill
Town: Heywood
Post Code: OL10 3PL
Tournament Image: CAD27768-F5E4-4523-BD3D-634CE0D91AD0_1r9e89.jpg
Tournament Information: Parking Available £2

Chamberlayne Athletic Football Tournament

Tournament Name:
Chamberlayne Athletic Football Tournament


Tournament Organiser:
Darren Lillywhite


Tournament Web Address:
www.chamberlayneafc.com


Age:
u7,u8,u9,u10,u11,u12,u13,u14,u15,u10/11 girls,u12 girls,u13 girls,u14 girls


Entry Fee:
£35 6v6 or £60 9v9 (u11 boys only)


Tournament Email Address:
darren@chamberlayneafc.com


Tournament Address:
Mount Pleasant sports field

hamble lane

hamble

so314nd


Tournament Information:

Position:
Other


Other:
Tournament Organiser


Name:
darren


Email:
darren@chamberlayneafc.com

3 points at what cost !! Will I sacrifice player participation for the win…..

I never wrote a match report on Saturday!

Why ?

Because I was more interested in the physiological effect the 3 points would impact on me as coach. I always revisit games for days afterwards in my head.

The what if’s, the buts, the why’s and when’s. How can I help the children for next week. Unlike any other week this week was extra important. I needed to ask myself what impact the 3 points had over being fair.

Did the win sacrifice player participation? Luckily the answer is No. But it quite easily could have. I learnt of the added pressure for 3 points. Why ? Parent pressure, league pressure, team/club rivalry. Ex coaches showing their abundance of trophies at that level.

The only people not to accept any pressure is the children. They just want to play football and have fun, right ? If I was guilty of one thing it was taking the ownership away from the kids. I pigeon holed them into their best positions, I got lost in the environment and focused on 3 points. Do I feel great for it ? No and neither do the kids.

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They don’t care about the 3 points. Don’t get me wrong wanting to win is perfectly natural, but kids would rather play and lose than warm the bench and win Roll on next week, back to full player ownership.

Athletes learn by doing, not by watching ! Don’t deprive children the opportunity to learn. Once the 3 points take priority excluding and demoralising a child in the process by turning them into part playing bench warmers it’s time to step down as a coach and go home.

 

 

TOP 10 TIPS: HOW TO GET PLAYERS AGED 5-12 READY FOR THE NEW SEASON

With teams returning back to training over the next few weeks, Pete Sturgess, FA National Coach for players aged 5-11, outlines ten top-tips to help get young players ready for the new season.

The tips below are based on guidance from the England DNA Foundation Phase project – which you can read more about below –  and are aimed at those working with young players aged 5-12 for a six week period before the season starts.

1) You’re coaching children, not adults

Getting young children ready for the new season is not the same as the preparation an adult player might be involved in. Pre-season for adults has long been associated with running laps and doing ‘doggies’ until exhaustion. If you are coaching children you must allow all sessions to be enjoyable, exciting and active. This should also be the aim at any stage of the season, not just through the summer.

2) Use fun movement activities

Warm-ups for our young players should be engaging, enjoyable and active. Look to include a wide range of movements and activities that are fun to be involved in such as running, chasing, dodging, jumping, twisting and turning. Get the children laughing and out of breath.  Include throwing and catching where you can. Games like tag rugby or dodgeball are great warm-ups.

3) The ball

All players attend training so they can play football and have lots of touches of the ball. Make sure you use the ball in your sessions as much as possible.

4) Play a variety of games

Play lots of small-sided games using different numbers of players and on pitches of different sizes. Getting the players playing matches is a great thing to include early on in both an individual session and in the six week programme.  Try and play the format of football you play on matchday- this might be 6v6 or 7v7.

5) Big group, big area

During the first couple of weeks find time to involve all the players as one big group (or two smaller groups) working in larger areas. This lowers the intensity at the start of pre-season and eases the players back into action.

6) Make things harder as the weeks go on

Smaller groups in smaller areas can be introduced as the weeks progress. 4v4 would be perfect after week three(particularly if for the previous two weeks you have played 6v6 or even 7v7). For each session think about how you can make it slightly harder for the players by increasing the time spent on the task.

7) Create individual challenges

Respect each child as an individual and adapt the session or challenge for them. Over the six weeks (and throughout the season) try to pair or group players together for different outcomes so that their individual needs are met more often.

8) Add variety

 If you train more than once a week, try to vary the kind of things you work on during sessions. Try to change the session theme so that the players are not always undertaking the same repetitive actions.

9) Concise communication followed by chance to practise

With all the activities and games you use try to give small amounts of clear and simple help and advice followed by lots of opportunities for the players to practise. Always add lots of encouragement.

10) Make sure that the players want to come back

It is very important that your summer sessions involve play, enjoyment and football. Playing games in training is vital so get the group into small-sided games as much as possible. Create something so special that the players cannot wait for the next session.

This article was originally created for The FA’s England DNA Foundation Phase project

Walsall Wood Saints JFC U7s – U13s

Tournament Name:
Walsall Wood Saints JFC Junior Soccer Tournament


Tournament Organiser:
Neil Jelley


Tournament Web Address:
www.walsallwoodsaintsjfc.com


Age:
U7’s to U12’s. Age groups are those for next season 2017/2018 (NOT current season)


Entry Fee:
£30


Tournament Email Address:
walsallwoodsaints@yahoo.com


Tournament Address:
Shire Oak School

Lichfield Road

Walsall Wood

WS9 9PA


Tournament Information:
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 Saturday Groups:- U7’s – 5 a side U9’s – 7 a side U11’s – 6 a side U13’s – 6 a side Sunday Groups:- U7’s – 5 a side U8’s – 5 a side U10’s – 7 a side U12’s – 6 a side

Position:
Other


Other:
Tresurer


Name:
Neil Jelley


Email:
walsallwoodsaints@yahoo.com

Being the kid of the coach isn’t always the best thing….

Written from the heart of a Coach / Parent.

Being the kid of the coach isn’t always the best thing…. or so my child tells me, regardless of what many may think.

Sitting here listening to my child as they plead to miss training and asking to go to the beach or park instead whilst the sun is shining….

Sorry, I coach the team I can’t just cancel training last minute….

It made me sit back and think…..!!

When you coach and you have your own child on your team at times it can really pull on your heart strings.

If players decide to have a night off to do something fun with their family then they just don’t come to training. When your own child wants too do something else that night you still have to keep training on as you don’t want to let the team down.

Usually your child has to be ready earlier and at training earlier (sometimes to help set up)

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When your children play their match I sometimes envy the amount of praise and hugs you can give them as they run for a drink…..  I praise my child but conscious of over praising in case it gets seen as favouritism, which ironically usually results in not enough praise given to them at all.

My focus is on the whole team…. sometimes I miss what my own child does.

Don’t get me wrong, I love coaching, I really enjoy running the team, I thrive on all the kids achieving.

But sometimes it don’t half pull on your heart when your child wants you to be there at their match just for them, to just watch them and to just support them… like all the other kids on the team.

So I would just like to give a little shoutout to all the kids who’s parents coach and run teams… thank you for sharing your time with your parents to help them to help others.

And to all parents who coach and will understand some of the issues and problems you face when your own child plays for you. I take my hat off too you,  at times it can be really difficult and at times you don’t really know if your doing right from wrong but you still try your very best to benefit all. . Thank you to you.. and you’re doing a great job

 

Ford small grant scheme opens – Funding available, apply HERE

Working with our local communities to sow the seeds of change.

We are committed to supporting the communities that we work and live in. That is why we created the Ford Britain Trust. Since April 1975 we have been able to help fund the education and advancement of our neighbours.

We pay special attention to projects focusing on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to our UK locations. The Ford Britain Trust particularly encourages applications from Ford employees, but is open to all, provided that the qualifying organisations meet our selection criteria.

Dates of Applications:

There are two types of grants to apply for:

  • Small grants for amounts up to £250, available four times each year. Open from:
    • 1st March to 30th April
    • 1st June to 31st July
    • 1st September to 30th October
    • 1st December to 28th February

Eligibility Criteria

Grant applications from the following organisations will be considered:

  • Registered charities
  • Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only. Independent/private, fee paying, schools will not be considered)
  • Non-profit organisations (including small clubs and societies)

(N.B. CIC organisations cannot apply for a Ford Britain Trust grant)

Grant applications supporting the following activities will be considered:

  • Work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment
  • Work with young people/children
  • Education/schools (mainstream)
  • Special education needs
  • People with disabilities

Apply HERE

 

 

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