Under 8's Sponsored By New Balance

BBDFL

Age Group Secretary Message

 

Welcome to the U8s BBDFL Page.  

**** All contacts are at the bottom of this page - see table! ****

 

I want to thank all of you for joining our League, have a great season

Dominic Beaver from Ramsbottom United is your U8s Secretary

Please support him as he is new to this role but by all means contact Dominic should you have any queries

The U8s Central Venue for the next the  season at Powerleague, Leverhulme Park, Bolton BL2 6BZ

Contact Details - Dominic Beaver - dombv@aol.com

Tel 07729 245639 

Below are a list of 2017/18 Teams that have entered the U8s section

Fixtures over on fixtures page.

Team List at the bottom below guidance.

 

Let Them Play 

BASIC GUIDANCE

Would all managers & assistants please make sure that the following simple rules to make the arranging, staging & reporting of matches a standard routine.

3 teams will be allocated one pitch

The first team on the fixtures will be classed as the HOME team

Retreat rule is applicable in the U8s for 3G, grass and Futsal

ALL teams MUST be at the venue for the kick off of game 1

The fixtures will be as follows: Team A v Team B (Team C refs in event that no referee is appointed), Team B v Team C (Team A ref) and finally Team C v Team A (Team B ref)

HOME MANAGERS -Please contact your opposition managers by no later than Wednesday evening to confirm the arrangements for Saturday and even more so if you are at your OWN venue

ALL GAMES MUST BE 5v5

Results should be submitted by 2pm, but should be received by 6pm on Saturday evening to allow time for the fixtures to be prepared for the following week

PLEASE NOTE ALL RESULTS ARE TO BE EMAILED BY THE HOME TEAM

Any and all requests for postponements should be received by MONDAY evening AT THE LATEST and no postponement will be deemed as authorised unless confirmed by the age group secretary.

ANY no shows will be subject of disciplinary proceedings

Under 8s is a DEVELOPMENT age group and as such we urge you to play the ball out from the back, rotate your players and do your utmost to develop better more technical players, even if this means losing games in order to do so. Your long term goal should be DEVELOPMENT of a better player than short term results

POWERPLAY is a RULE and a MUST in the BBDFL - As such any team that goes 4 goals ahead must allow the opposition to introduce an additional player. A team 4 goals behind MUST introduce an additional player. If the score drops below a 4 goal lead the additional player may be removed (note some development coaches prefer to leave the additional player on to challenge the stronger team and it also increases participation as an additional player gets to play)

REMEMBER These children are 7 and 8 years of age....... Shouting instructions, or commentary coaching is NOT what we want to hear!!!

Make it FUN and ensure we all enjoy our football

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Being a Great BBDFL Coach 

With these Ten points and a sound perspective of the junior level that you are coaching, should allow you to watch your team achieve the delicate balance of having fun, playing a game and achieving a result. The result might not always mean winning a game!

How many of the top 10 are familiar?

1. Be Positive! When you provide feedback, put something positive with it. Handle it something like this: "Great effort, next time remember to see if we can just make an earlier pass” Sandwich constructive criticism with positive reinforcement.

2. Make it Fun! As a coach, you must make it fun! That does not mean there is no discipline and structure. It means you can still have fun whilst coaching them that discipline is part of the game. We're talking about children, not professionals, so keep it light, organised and ABOVE ALL.... FUN

3. Develop Confidence in Every Player! The best coaches develop players who BELIEVE they can achieve great things as an individual and as a team. Commend them for the effort and help them realise it is part of the game. If a player is confident that his/her coach believes in him/her no matter the circumstance, he/she will play with more confidence and develop this valuable characteristic in life beyond the field of play!

4. Set Expectations Early! Your first communication with the parents of your team must include your expectations for the season. These expectations MUST be inclusive of the players, parents, and YOU the coach. You will avoid many problems during the season if you are clear with your expectations and you “walk the talk” of those expectations. Keep them simple, such as: arriving to training and match day on time; giving your best effort; and having a great attitude. Remember this includes YOU the coach.

5. You are the Coach! Make sure the team understands they are there to learn the game and you're going to help them develop.

6. The Three R's! RESPECT the game (including coaches and officials); RESPECT their teammates; and RESPECT the opponent. Without an opponent you have no game. Share this with parents and expect the same from them. They need to remember they are an example for their children. Yelling negatively at the official, the other team or their child does not show RESPECT. As the coach you are more of an example than their parents on the field. YOU TEACH THIS BY EXAMPLE!

7. Short-Term Memory! Help your players develop a short-term memory. This means to not dwell on mistakes or get upset at making an error. They need to forget what happens as soon as possible and move on. It is in the past and they can’t change it, so move forward with a positive attitude. Teach them that mistakes are okay.

8. Minimize Coaching DURING the Game! Try (and I emphasise try) because it is not easy to do this. It is very difficult to do, especially with younger children. The time to coach is at training. Game time is when the work you do at practice is applied. Things to work on at the next practice!

9. Develop Leaders! Give leaders of the team more responsibility on the field. Allow them to advise the other players what to do, as long as they do it in a respectful, positive manner. Tell them they can correct and instruct other players only if they do so in a way they would like to be talked to.

10. Develop Versatile Players! At the youth level you must strive to develop well-rounded players. Playing a child in one position all of the time simply for the sake of winning is not beneficial to the player or the team. Allow kids to learn different positions and your team will grow to levels you never imagined. You will also be keeping the game exciting for the player. One way to do this is ask kids at the beginning of the season what positions they are interested in playing.

IN SUMMARY: Never forget this is the BBDFL not the PREMIER LEAGUE.

Lets learn, enjoy and develop the children.

 

Adlington JFC

Panthers

8 David Mckellen 07912 111065

david.mckellen@hotmail.co.uk

red/black King George Playing Fields, Chorley Road, Addlington PR6 9LP
Adlington JFC Wolves 8 Gareth Beanland 07824 343608 gareth@netapp.com red/black King George Playing Fields, Chorley Road, Addlington PR6 9LP
Astley & Tyldesley volcanos 8 Paul Foster 07738 435155 fosterpaulant@yahoo.co.uk green/white
Astley & Tyldesley JFC
Gin Pit Playing Fields
Ley Rd, Tyldesley
M297DW
    8          
Astley & Tyldesley typhoons 8 Steve Wood 07595 716284 a.t.typhoons@outlook.com green/white
Astley & Tyldesley JFC
Gin Pit Playing Fields
Ley Rd, Tyldesley
M297DW
Astley Bridge Hornets 8 Kris Taylor 07401 765807 kristaylor13@googlemail.com black/yellow Stapleton Avenue, Heaton, Bolton BL1 5ES
Astley Bridge Bears 8 Danny Swailes 07875 748678 swailesdaniel@gmail.com black/yellow Stapleton Avenue, Heaton, Bolton BL1 5ES
Atherton Town JFC Hurricanes 8 Christian Walsh 07826 529118 walshc111@icloud.com yellow/green Butler Park, Eckersley Fold Ln, Atherton, Manchester M46 0PJ
Atherton Town JFC Tornados 8 Craig West 07510 300863 craigwest13@live.com yellow/green Butler Park, Eckersley Fold Ln, Atherton, Manchester M46 0PJ
Atherton Town JFC Typhoons 8 Matthew Donnelly 07803 565048 matthew.donnelly@gmp.police.uk yellow/green Butler Park, Eckersley Fold Ln, Atherton, Manchester M46 0PJ
Bolton County Galaxy 8 John O Gorman 07463 987934 johnogorman2015@gmail.com TBC TBC
Bolton County Cosmos 8 John O Gorman 07463 987934 johnogorman2015@gmail.com TBC TBC
Bolton County Lions 8 David Williams 07565 514311

mtsdwilliams@gmail.com

  Hardy Mill C.P School, Hardy Mill Rd, Harwood, BL2 3PL
 
Bolton County Panthers 8 Stephen Jones 07753 186901

jonesyste@hotmail.com

  Hardy Mill C.P School, Hardy Mill Rd, Harwood, BL2 3PL
Bolton Nomads FC   8          
Bolton Nomads FC   8          
Boothstown FC Lightening 8 David Coulson 07944 481640 dcoulson2003@yahoo.co.uk claret/blue tbc
Bromley Cross Devils 8 Matt Emerson 07811 952747 m.emerson@hotmail.com Blue / Red
High View
Eastgrove Ave
Sharples
BL1 7HA
Bromley Cross Dynamos 8 Wing Chau Cheung 07711 810118 wingchaucheung@gmail.com Blue / Red
High View
Eastgrove Ave
Sharples
BL1 7HA
Daisy Hill Juniors FC United 8 Nathan Marsh 07825 611241 nathan.marsh@brokerdirect.co.uk TBC TBC
Eagley FC   8 Matty Eckersley 07875 555130 matty@servicesport.co.uk yellow/black TBC
FC Bridgewater Bullets 8 Phil Pamment 07876 408347 philip@paa-wills.com blue/black TBC
FC Bridgewater Bulls 8 Matt Lees 07376 385948 mattlees3d@gmail.com blue/black Harrop Fold School Hilton Lane Worsley M28 0SY
FC STrikerz Blues 8 Simon Smith 07714 249446 simondoogi@aol.com black/yellow TBC
               
FC Strikerz Reds 8 Barry Saxby 07595 966953

barrie_saxby@yahoo.co.uk

black/yellow

Turton & Edgworth Primary School

Bolton Road

Edgworth

Bolton

BL7 0AH

FC Strikerz Stingrays 8 Steve Skolosdra 07967 605812 steskolostra@hotmail.com black/yellow

Turton & Edgworth Primary School

Bolton Road

Edgworth

Bolton

BL7 0AH

Hindley Green FC   8 Jordan Medhurst 07341 134793 jordanmed@live.com yellow/blue Hindley Green Primary School, Thomas St,Hindley Green, Wigan WN2 4SS
Hindsford FC Jaguars 8 Martin Johnson 07818 022870 johnson1511@hotmail.com red/black Fred Longworth High School, Printshop Lane, Tyldesley M29 8JN
Hindsford FC Panthers 8 Martin Johnson 07818 022870 johnson1511@hotmail.com red/black Fred Longworth High School, Printshop Lane, Tyldesley M29 8JN
Little Lever Sports Club   8 Mike Peake 07854 922498 michaelpeake75@outlook.com red/blue TBC
MossBank JFC greens 8 Joe Agate 07546 192177 joeagate95@gmail.com green/blue The pavillion, church road
MossBank JFC Blues 8 Didi Mrabah 07881 385871 doudi0503@hotmail.com green/blue The pavillion, church road
MossBank JFC Whites 8 TBC     green/blue The pavillion, church road
MossBank JFC Reds 8 TBC     green/blue The pavillion, church road
North walkden Reds 8 Andy Cooke 07762 868694

cooke129@hotmail.co.uk

blue/white Amblecote Playing Fields, Cleggs Lane, Little Hulton, Behind the Dukesgate public house, M38 9NJ
North walkden Blues 8 Chris Frost 07875 264439 chris.frost3039@gmail.com blue/white Amblecote Playing Fields, Cleggs Lane, Little Hulton, Behind the Dukesgate public house, M38 9NJ
Oxford Grove JFC TIGERS 8 Phil Jones 07910 450652 Phillip300@hotmail.com orange/black Hatfield Road, Halliwell, Bolton BL1 4JP
Oxford Grove JFC WILDCATS 8 Ashley Donlan 07517 405026 ashleydonlan@hotmail.co.uk orange/black Hatfield Road, Halliwell, Bolton BL1 4JP
Oxford Grove JFC JAGUARS 8 Paul Hartles 07812 193593 paulhartles@live.co.uk orange/black Hatfield Road, Halliwell, Bolton BL1 4JP
Pennington FC Pumas 8 Dale Somerset 07880 643250 dsomerset@hotmail.co.uk blue/black Pennington FC, Jubilee Park, Off Hansom Drive, Leigh Road, Atherton M46 0SE
Prestwich Marauders Bears 8 Marc Evans 07894 851076

mmrc5@aol.com

black/blue
 
St Marys Park Prestwich M25 1GG
Prestwich Marauders
 
Colts 8 Paul Morton 07713 709526

paulmorton2101@yahoo.co.uk

black/blue
 
St Marys Park Prestwich M25 1GG
               
Ramsbottom United Raiders 8 Gareth Hughes 07970 081537 ganddhughes@me.com royal blue/white Clarence Park, Bury
Ramsbottom United Warriors 8 Paul Beesley 07740 897751 paulbeesley@hotmail.com royal blue/white Summerseat Playing Fields
Ramsbottom United Titans 8 Art Parkinson 07855 474704 art.parkinson@jacobs.com royal blue/white Summerseat Playing Fields
Ramsbottom United Spartans 8 Rob English 07590 833573 robenglish30510@gmail.com royal blue/white Clarence Park, Bury
Ramsbottom United Rockets 8 Pete Farrel 07850 939328 peetafarrel@gmail.com royal blue/white Clarence Park, Bury
Ringley Park Rangers   8 Joss Boswell 07557 104478 jossbothwell@yahoo.co.uk yellow/blue TBC
Tiki Taka Napoli 8 Andy Coupe 07496 204129 andrewmcoupe@gmail.com   St James High School, BL4 9RU
Tiki Taka Barca 8 Jon Drew 07891 806554 jon@jondrew.co.uk   St James High School, BL4 9RU
Tiki Taka Milan 8 Dale Tyrer / Georgina Thornley  07432 600647 / 07929 030110 tyrerdale@hotmail.com / georgina.thornley@gmail.com red/white/blue

St James High School, BL4 9RU

Turton Tigers FC   8 Michael Barnett 07496 368415 mbarnett043@googlemail.com royal blue/white St Brendans, Brookfold La, Bolton BL2 4DZ

 

 

Posted: 01/04/2017

Bury AllStars FC

In preparation for next season, FC Strikerz Greens U8s are looking for new players to join this exciting & developing team. They currently train on Wednesday's at 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm at Turton School Astro. If your child is interested, please contact the manager & coach, Mark on 07834 826072. Come and be part of the FC Strikerz's family where one of our philosophies is "friends forever". If you want to know more about the club, take a look at our new website www.fcstrikerz.co.uk

Posted: 27/03/2017

Bury AllStars FC

Fc strikerz yellows are currently looking for a goalkeeper and an outfield player. The team is predominantly under 7 but plays in the under 8's league. Therefore we would be happy to have under 7's or 8's players. Get in Touch if you are interested.

Posted: 11/07/2016

Farnworth Hurricanes Reds

New players needed for next season under 9

Posted: 10/07/2016

Bury Juniors Eagles

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