Fountain Gate JFC are looking for Under 8 PLAYERS and COACHES for 2018!!
Under 8’s consists of Boys and Girls of any ability.
Players can start in Under 8s if they turn 7 in 2018 before APRIL 30 or are turning 8 in 2018. Another way of looking at it is if they where born in 2011 before APRIL 30 or born in 2010.
Under 8s is a modified game, where the oval is broken up into 3 Zones, similar to an Auskick grid game. They player wear arm bans so the the umpires can keep players in there zones. This helps the players get more of the ball and is not dominated by just one or two players. It helps encourage players to to look for each other on the field also. One big bonus about the modified rules is that the Coaches Umpire. With the coaches on the ground, they can easily communicate to the players to help them develop rather than standing on the sideline yelling instructions. There is even player rotations through the zones meaning your child get the opportunity to learn all positions. There is no kicking off the ground which protects the player from being kicked and also encourages the player to pick the ball up off the ground which is very important to learn at that young age. There is also NO tackling. The AFL want to encourage a player to pick up a ball in a pack and to be able to dispose of it comfortably to build there confidence and to help them enjoy the game without being tackled. Tackling will be intorduced in Under 9s and then stepped up a little bit more in Under 10s then progress to full tackling in under 11s.
IF YOU ARE INTEREST IN REGISTERING YOU CHILD, OR WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COACHING POSITION PLEASE CALL JANE on 0430 367 337