November 2009

In this School's Update:

1. National Junior championship dates and info

2. GB trials information

3. Discs4Schools

4. Team maps

5. Other Reminders

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1. National Junior Women's Indoors taking place on Saturday December 5th 2009 in Malpas, Cheshire.
One day junior development tournament on Sunday December 5th in Malpas, Cheshire. Ideal first tournament for new teams and especially for year 9 and below.

If you are interested in entering a team to either of these tournaments, please send an email to kev@cheerful.com ASAP for more information.

Under-17 Open Indoors 2010 will take place on the weekend of 6/7 February.
This is open to pupils in year 11 and below.
Under-20 Open Indoors will take place on the weekend of 6/7 March. Open to juniors born 1991 or later.

Both tournaments are played over 2 days and will run at Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton. Full details on eligibility and entrance etc to be published on the Juniors yahoogroup shortly. To join this email group and stay more informed about junior tournaments, send an email to juniorultimate-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and include a short sentence about who you are and what school you represent. Teams must have a minimum of 6 players (5 on pitch) though teams typically have squads of 7-9 players.

For more information keep an eye on the junior/schools pages of the website.

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2. Dates for GB Junior training and trials have been announced on the junior email group. There are 4 junior divisions and GB will be sending a team from each division to compete in Heilbron, Germany next summer (August 3rd to 9th). The U17s (born 1994 or later) Open and U17s Girls teams will be playing in the European Championships while the U20s (born 1991 or later) Open and U20s Women's team will be competing in the Junior World Championships. Both events are being held at the same venue and time.

For more information, keep an eye on National team sections of the website for both Under 20 and Under 17.

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3. Discs4Schools.  Anyone interested in buying official ultimate discs, the cheapest source are available from Lookfly. They sell discs at near-cost price to juniors at £6 each (plus p&p at around 50p per disc). They also supply kit for most junior teams and are currently looking to sell off old stock very cheaply: £5 a shirt, plus costs to customise with team logos, shirt numbers and names if required.

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4. If you would like to add details about your school team to the junior map so other junior teams can contact you for a friendly match, then please email your details to kev@cheerful.com.

You can - alternatively - just register basic information on the UKU website which in turn makes the school/club visible on the main UKU teams-map. We will be looking to combine the information and functionality of these two maps into a single map over the coming months - but in the meantime the junior map has more information and so the most active schools/clubs tend to register on there.  [Apologies for this but we note today - 16th Nov - there is an issue with the main map not providing team information when you click on the team "balloon".  We are looking into this and no doubt it will be working again soon.]

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5. Other Reminders

Staying Informed: most information about ultimate tournaments and news is broadcast on a small number of email-groups.  Information on those groups and how to join is available here.

Coaching education: for information about UK Ultimate coaching awards please see our Coaching pages.  During busy times we sometimes do not manage to respond quickly to all requests.  Please bear with us...

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