Monster Blitzes 2017

Rebel Óg Coaching  Monster Blitz Program for 2017.

Each club is invited to attend blitzes at their respective age group. Each team has the option of several blitzes in each code and we will be hosting almost 300 blitzes in venues all over the county between March and October. Monster Blitzes 2017 can have anything from 100 to 400 children participating on a weekly basis, with up to 300 teams representing clubs every week. There will be 6/7 venues hosting a blitz every week. Up to 10,000 children participate in the Blitzes on a monthly basis. Dates are similar to previous years, with one significant change to the programme.

Last season, the U10 Monster Blitzes stopped mid summer and these clubs moved into a League structure for the remainder of the year. Following consultation with clubs, this program seemed to be of greater benefit and enjoyment to the mentors, parents and participating children. With this in mind, we have decided to make it a year long league for U9 (only boys born in 2008 are eligible for this league, U8’s are not allowed as they will have blitzes the same days) and U10 teams in 2017, U8s and U7s will remain at the Monster Blitz stage.

To Register for Monster blitz – CLICK HERE

If you have any queries about the league, we suggest you talk to the outgoing u10 mentor in the club and he will fill you in on any information required before the regional meetings in March. Last thing to note, U8, U9 and U10 matches are going to be scheduled for Saturday mornings, Monster Blitz at 10.15, U9 at 11am and U10 at 12.15pm, so pitches will be available at different times for games.

Schedule of dates 2017

 

 

Click here to download a copy of the 2017 Monster Blitz Schedule Monster Blitz Poster 2017 download

Monster Blitz Information:

GDA Contacts

CODE CONTACT PHONE EMAIL
POB Paudie O’Brien 086-7725411 paudie.obrien.gda.cork@gaa.ie
NC Noel Crowley 086-8375061 noel.crowley.gpo.cork@gaa.ie
JMC James McCarthy 087-7799531 james.mccarthy.gda.cork@gaa.ie
SC Sean Crowley 086-0548533 sean.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie
CC Colm Crowley 086-3687799 colm.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie
SS Shane Supple 087-4327261 shane.supple.gda.cork@gaa.ie
PS Pat Spratt 086-8922800 pat.spratt.gda.cork@gaa.ie

Before the Blitz

1.) Registration on www.rebelogcoaching.com will open at 1pm each Monday before respective Blitz and close at 6pm.

  1. If a venue is not listed online, then the venue is either full or unavailable.
  2. Venues will fill up on a first come, first served basis, so please be conscious of this when applying.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email Wednesday night to confirm your venue.
  4. If, for whatever reason, your status changes (e.g. having to withdraw, change number of teams entered, please inform the GDA at your confirmed venue via text asap.
  5. Each club is requested to supply a young referee for their teams. If you have 1 team, 1 ref needed, if you have 3 teams, 2 refs needed etc.
  6. Each club to have their own supply of Balls for matches, as listed across and clearly mark equipment.

2.) Once you are registered and have selected a venue, please note that this is your venue, unless you hear otherwise from the GDA in charge. Due to venues filling up or being over/under subscribed, the chosen venue may change, but the GDA in charge will contact you directly in this circumstance.

3.) If there are any changes on your side re: number of teams entered changing or unavailability for whatever reason, you should contact the GDA in charge as soon as possible. Each venue has a reference initial beside it on the Poster, these initial’s are unique to each GDA and that GDA is the person you should contact. (see contact details below)

To Register for Monster blitz – CLICK HERE

Day of the Blitz

1.) Arrive at 9.45am at the designated venue.

2.) Lead mentor must meet the coordinator, who will assign your teams to their pitches.

3.) Games are 20 mins long (10 mins per half)  1st Game-10.15am, 2nd Game – 10.45am and 3rd Game –11.15am. Coaches should be punctual with half time and pre game team talks. Less talking = More playing time. Please respect the times and start and finish on the appointed times only.

4.) GDA in charge, may in places use a hooter system to designate end times for half time and full time. Lead mentor should ask GDA if that is happening on the morning of the match.

5.) Please respect the facilities of the host club. Move goals slightly if goal mouth is getting muddy.

6.) The object is to get all children playing, while team numbers are important teams should always try to accommodate other teams, player numbers on the pitch, weaker teams v weaker teams etc

7.)  After each game teams line up and shake hands

8.)  Keep all equipment,bags, water bottles etc off playing pitch area and place it behind goals where possible

9.) While every effort is made to line out the largest pitch size possible, this may change due to numbers attending

10.) The rules are the basis for every game however if, and only if 2 teams agree, they may change a rule for that game only.

11.) Each team should bring Water and carry a First Aid kit

12.) Language from sidelines to be encouraging and polite at all times.

13.)  Every effort will be made to use poles as goals however in the event that is not possible cones are to be used.

14.)  Equipment should be respected at all times and after final game of blitz teams are asked to gather cones, poles etc and bring them to gate of pitch.

15.)  Warm up drills kept to basic no need for 20 min warm ups before games etc.

16.)  Clubs to supply young referees where possible and adverse comments from the sideline towards these referees is not allowed.

17.) Players must have Helmets for hurling and Gumshields for football.

18.) Clubs to wear team colours where possible

19.) Clubs should try balance out teams and play for fun rather then to beat the other team out the gate, common sense dictates that it’s not good for anyone to be winning or losing by cricket scores.

20.) Its all about taking part and getting used to playing as a team so Fun, Fair Play & Respect should be encouraged at all times

Other information

All information needed is on the website. Rules, venues and dates of blitzes are on the posters which will be distributed. If there are any queries, Mentors should go to the website as the first port of call. Only then should you need to contact a GDA. A lot of time has been put into developing the rebelogcoaching.com website up to the current standard and we would appreciate that coaches, mentors and parents would use this as the first port of call for all queries.

Monster Blitzes Pitch Layout

 

Football Rules go games logo 3 Monster Blitzes 2016

U8/U7
o First Touch Football only
o 7 a side
o One hop, one solo.
o Keeper takes Kick Out
o Player fouled takes free
o Player closest to sideline to take
o In the case of a one sided match, coaches to take action to balance teams and make changes e.g. after a score, restart with a throw in in mid field.

Hurling Rules

go games logo 3 Monster Blitzes 2016

U8/U7
o Quick Touch Sliotar only
o 7 a side
o Ground Hurling only
o Keeper can take puck out from hand, may not lift in open play.
o Keeper may not score from a puck out/deflection
o 45/Frees struck on ground only
o Player fouled to take free
o In the case of a one sided match, coaches to take action to balance teams and make changes e.g. after a score, restart with a throw in in mid field.

To Register for Monster blitz – CLICK HERE

       

Some Photos from the different Blitzes