(aka "the Wizard")
I'm looking forward to an incredible season coaching these great young players.
There's quite a bit of talent amongst this Prometheus team, and being in the Regional C League will give us the opportunities of seeing where our strengths are and what we need to work on whilst we still work on learning new skills, techniques and using game strategies as well as the players continuing to bond as a team.
It's always important to remember that although the kids play competitive football, that they are, and continue to, enjoy the experience of being involved in the beautiful game.
NZF Junior Football Regulations:
Mini Football (u11 and u12)
All football rules are now implemented into their games. Skills introduced are now more advanced.
SMALL SIDED GAMES - THE KEY INGREDIENT
Street football across the world has been instrumental in the development of world-class players, and small sided games are the cornerstone of developing technically proficient and creative football players in a New Zealand context.
The benefits of small sided games extend far beyond technical and tactical development. They ensure children develop an innate love for the game and remain in our sport for longer.
Mondays: Wakefield Park 4pm-5pm
Thursdays: Akau Tangi Sports Centre (formerly the ASB Sports Centre) 4pm-5pm
Any queries relating to U12s, please contact Olympic's Junior Development Coach, Samuel Mitrakas at firstname.lastname@example.org or please feel free to talk to Merlin either before after the training sessions.
NEXT GAME - 26th AUGUST
v North Wellington Tigers - Mark Ave Upper, 10am
Samuel Lai Thang
29/04 R1 v KCU Knights Win 3-1
06/05 R2 v Wests Lions Draw 2-2
13/05 R3 v Stop Out Red Win 5-0
20/05 R4 v Tawa Colts Win 2-0
27/05 R5 v Greytown Rapas Loss 2-7
03/06 R1 v Tawa Mustangs Loss 1-3
10/06 R2 v WKAFC Kereru Cancelled
17/06 R3 v KCU Braves Draw 3-3
24/06 R4 v KCU Knights Win 3-2
01/07 R5 v Miramar Hauauru Win 2-1
15/07 R1 v Wests Red Loss 1-11
22/07 R2 v Wests Lions Win 3-2
29/07 R3 v NW Tigers Loss 1-3
05/08 R4 v KCU Braves Loss 3-6
12/08 R5 v Stop Out Reds Loss 0-5
19/08 R1 v IBU Whitetips Loss 1-3
It’s been a really positive start to the season for U12 Prometheus, going unbeaten in our first three games in Regional C league and scoring plenty of goals. The team has a solid core of players from last year accompanied by some new faces who have started to gel well together.
There’s a bit of travel in our league and here’s hoping our Greytown fixture next week is here at home.
Finally, a big thank you to my ball kids who are helping out at today’s game.
The skies opened up over Wakefield Park on Saturday morning and washed away our hopes of going undefeated through the first round, as Prometheus went down 7-2 against as well drilled Greytown side in a much anticipated top of the table clash.
We started the fixture on the wrong foot, allowing Greytown to run at us and score a few goals early on. As a result we went into the sheds 4-1 down. After changing shape and some well needed halftime oranges, we came out firing and playing some superb football. We pegged one back 10 minutes into the second half making it 4-2 and it looked like a comeback was on the cards. Unfortunately, Greytown struck back to all but bury us in the water-logged Wakefield park.
We look forward to next week and seeing how Capital Football mixes up the grades
FIRST ROUND - R3: 13 MAY v STOP OUT RED
FIRST ROUND - R4:
v TAWA COLTS
FIRST ROUND - R5: 27 MAY v GREYTOWN RAPAS
SECOND ROUND - R6:
v TAWA MUSTANGS
SECOND ROUND - R8:
v KCU BRAVES
SECOND ROUND - R10:
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