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07.05.2005 Sports News

Ghana Set to Celebrate Global Youth Marathon 2005

By Ghana Hockey Association
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In consonance with the annual activities of Worldhockey (FIH), the World's

youth will be celebrated in Ghana on Saturday May 14, 2005 at the National

Hockey Pitch, from 07:00 hours to 16:00 hours with various activities.

Plan of Activities:

A. Expected number of participants:

a) Youth Players and Officiating Officials - 400

b) Youth Trainers - 6

c) Player Coaches - 2

d) Umpires - 8

e) Sports Teachers/Masters - 14

f) Medical Staff - 2

B. Field Operations:

· Eight (8) Workstations to be manned by Coaches, Trainers & Umpires

· Topics and Discussion will center on:

o Offences in the game

o Hockey Officials in a game

o Dangerous Play (Protecting players)

o Officials at the TABLE and their responsibilities

o Goalkeepers

o Signaling

o Fairplay

o Caring for your equipment

o Warnings and Suspensions

o Umpires and Whistling

o Offences that constitute award of a penalty corner or penalty stroke

o Communicating with an umpire on and off the field of play

o Principles of Umpiring

o What to do before and after the game

· Discussions will take about 7 minutes

· Other activities (Mini-hockey) will take about 9 minutes at each

workstation with youth participants being in charge of umpiring

C. Coordination:

· Richard Akpokavie (GHA Member in-charge of Development and Coaching

and Member of FIH Working Group on Youth Development)

· Richard Abaidoo (Director – GAHA/GHA Youth Development Programme)

· Edmond Zankoh (Coordinator – GAHA/GHA Youth Development Programme)

· Nii Quaye-Kumah (GHA Member in-charge of Secretariat and Media Relations)

All interested youth and parents are invited to join us celebrate this

great occasion.

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