This weekend see’s the conclusion of the U11 Spring League for 2022 with our Spring League Finals Day taking place at the Entekra Monaghan GAA Centre of Excellence in Cloghan.
The U11 Spring league has been running since early April. The focus of the Spring League is participation, skill development and fun. The rules have been slightly adopted in order to focus on certain areas of skill development for players taking part. For example , there is a non dominant period where players are encouraged to use their non dominant foot/hand. A white sock is worn to indicate this side. In addition to this a scoring zone is also devised on the pitch (20m out), if a score is kicked from out outside this area 2 points are awarded to there team.
The first round of games will throw in at 9am on Saturday morning with a total of 28 clubs participating in 21 games scheduled across the day. Please see schedule above for more details of times & fixtures.
To continue with the focus of skill development for this age group, in all games played on Saturday, there will be a skill team award up for grabs. The two skills that will be the key focus here is; Overhead catch and Kick pass over 15m that goes straight to the chest. Designated personnel will monitor the skill competition in each game and an award will be presented to the team who achieves the highest score.
We would like to remind people that Saturday is very much a Festival of Football with the focus being on Fun, Participation & Skill Development instead of winning. Each player who participates on Saturday will receive a medal and we would ask everyone to show respect to referees, players and coaches. These people are only volunteers and without them there would be no games. We will have banners like the one below placed around Cloghan on Saturday.
Monaghan Coaching & Games Development would like to wish all the players and mentors taking part the very best of luck and thank them for their support to date with this league.