Get Goal-side

The lads have recently learned the benefits of pressuring as opposed to diving in on defence. Our next training block is be focused on ensuring our defenders are aware of players behind them at the throw in and in general play.  Goal-side is the widely used term to describe a position between the player you’re defending […]

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Preparing for the 2019-20 Season

The next 6 months is sure to fly by and we’ve recently met with senior club members to discuss what to expect next season.  There’s a lot more time commitment required as well as fees and travel compared to what we’ve encountered so far so it’s important that we do what we can to prepare.  We have […]

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Attacking and Defending

We’ve spent the last 3-4 weeks on putting the lads in positions where they cannot avoid the need to use their weaker side and become aware of the benefits of improving it. This next coaching block will help them make the most of their new abilities and exploit any deficiencies in their opponents. Using Team-mates and […]

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Bishops Cleeve Colts u8 Rovers

Becoming Two Sided

We have some exceptionally talented footballers in our squad but even the most “able” are running around the ball so they can kick it with their stronger foot. This is not uncommon among young players (or older) but I personally feel that ignoring the obvious is irresponsible. Learning to kick with your weaker side is not […]

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Teams Shake Up

The squad has shown a huge leap in playing ability since splitting Rovers and United into three teams. While the teams we originally setup were aimed at allowing school friends play together, the coaches and I have decided we’d like to mix things up through Winter. Keep reading to learn the new teams we’ll be […]

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November Tournament Day Two Results

Day 2 was another great one in terms of learning for the lads.It was the first time we’d allocated attackers and defenders so given we’d had just one practice on the concept the lads did exceedingly well to implement it under pressure.  AlbionPlaying in Division 1 meant these guys were always going to find it […]

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November Tournament Day 2 Preview

We have a few changes planned for Day 2 with Ollie coming back into the Div 1 Albion side and United Coach, Jin, unavailable. We introduced the roles of attackers and defenders on Saturday and while we don’t expect large scale improvements we hope the lads will show more urgency to get out of their half […]

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November U8s Tournament Day 1

Our lads achieved something special at this tournament with one team going undefeated and making it into the top division while another wracked up over 10 goals on two occasions earning a place in division 2 of six. At the September tournament, when our two teams played well to earn a place in the 3rd […]

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November Tournament Details 2018

Here are the details for our November TournamentCYFL U8s 5 v 5 Football Tournament 2018Thank you for signing up for the upcoming U8s Tournament run by CYFL, we look forward to welcoming you all to this fabulous morning of football.I would like to remind all clubs and managers that you are responsible for your parents […]

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Bishops Cleeve Colts Football Club

Rules for CYFL U8s 5 v 5 Football Tournament 2018

The rules are designed to be simple and as near to ‘real’ football as possible, except for: Age qualification U8s: Players must be under the age of 8 at midnight on 31 August in the playing season. Players qualifying for the U7s are permitted to play at U8s level.Pitch: Maximum 40 x 30 yardsGoals: 12 x […]

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