Parents Update – 2006 Boys
Happy new year and welcome to U12 Season !
As mentioned in the September Update there are a number of key changes for the U12 season which we want to provide you with more details on
Other changes for U12 include the number of players per team will now also increase in size (between 13 and 11 a side), matches will now be played on larger pitches and there will be neutral referees.
Having reviewed player numbers we have decided to enter three Football team and two Hurling teams this season.
Based on our performances across both Football and Hurling since Sept the mentors will propose which level each team will participant in. Once the blitz grading groupings are confirmed each team will play in a round robin competition against the other teams within their respective grade the outcome of which will allow the County board to determine which division to place the team in.
The Grading blitz will run from 10th Feb to 21st April
In preparation for the grading blitz we will be playing a number of challenge matches against other clubs over the next few weeks.
The squads will not be fixed for either grading or league – the mentors will continue to assess player development and move players throughout the course of the season in order to aid their development
Match Details – We will continue to send teamer updates for each match – unfortunately St Pauls is no longer available to us so from a logistics perspective our home games will be split between P21 and P30 in St Anne’s and will continue to be on Saturday mornings. The teams will be playing at different away venues.
As there are strict competition rules around number of players it is really important that parents reply promptly to teamer (teamers will be issued on Monday for the following weekend match and we will cut off replies on Thursday evening) - in the event of last minute changes please inform a mentor.
There will be a master calendar on the website which will be updated and will cover both matches and training
As you can see there are some big changes for this season, however as mentors our objective will remain focused on the development of your son as an individual and as part of the group. Our collective goal is to enable him to reach his full potential as both a footballer & a hurler. We also want him to enjoy himself.
As such it is our target for U12 season is for each team play in as high a division as possible while being competitive and enjoying themselves.
In order to help the transition to competitive leagues, we would ask parents to continue to encourage attendance at both training (training really is the key for player development) and matches, it is important that we have as many of our players available for each match.
We would like to thank all the parents that help out with lifts, pitch set up and jersey washing etc.. Given the dispersion of players and coaches, we will from time to time require more parental support with fixtures. This will be especially in football where coaches will be spread relatively thinly, so we would again encourage any parents who would like to help out to come forward. We are all volunteering to give our children a positive experience, helping with these tasks really does help and makes coaching even more enjoyable.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the mentors. Contact details are on the website, but please make contact outside of work hours.
2016 Boys Mentors - January 2018
Coaching is done on a volunteer basis and the mentors do so as a way to contribute to the community of Clontarf and surrounding areas.
We need more help for the 2016 season. So if you are bored standing on the side line or if you feel that you can make a positive contribution please volunteer to get involved. It is a great way to spend time with your child and be part of the community.
We can do with all the help we can get and don’t worry it only looks like hardwork!
Upcoming weekend fixtures are typically send out by Teamer Alerts and posted to this web page on the Tuesday/Wednesday prior to our matches. But please check the website on Friday evenings in case there are any late changes / cancellations.
It is important that we arrive on time to both home and away fixtures, so the players can warm up and hit the ground running when throw in comes.
To FIND Pitch Locations http://www.gaa.ie/clubzone/club-info/find-a-club/
Hill 16 web Site http://www.hill16.ie/
Please arrive 10 minutes before training is due to commence.
New players are always welcome.