The coaches for the 2005 age group, are running with 2 teams during 2015 – Dyce Boys Club & Dyce Boys Club Colts – with both teams playing in the Aberdeen & District Juvenile Football Association, Grade A league. There is no league structure as you would expect to see in the professional game, as football for this age group is still classed as ‘non-competitive’ and ‘trophy-free’. In essence, this means that our coaches’ primary focus is to continue with the phased development of all the boys – with the emphasis on helping them with the transition of moving into a 7-a-side game, from the 4-a-side festival format – and not solely on winning and losing. During this transition period, we encourage all our boys to play in different positions to further develop & hone their skills, as well as their understanding of the game and the role their team-mates play.
The main difference from the 4-a-side game, is the introduction of a goalkeeper, including the new rules you would expect with such a format change – all of which are generally designed to encourage players to spend more time on the ball. One such rule is the introduction of a ‘retreating line’ which allows the goalkeeper time to roll the ball out from hand without coming under instant pressure, and to ensure the ball is not launched up the pitch. This is all designed to ensure that boys are better prepared for when they move to the fully competitive 11-a-side games at the age of 13.
Dyce Boys Club: Alan Moroney
Dyce Boys Club Colts: Craig Durward
Training is currently held on Tuesday evenings, and matches are generally played on a Sunday morning. Our ‘home’ games, are played at Webster Park, Kingswells – and our season runs from 2nd March, through to 29th June 2014, and restarting after the school summer break on 24th August until 30th November.
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