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07.05.2005 Sports News

Ghana Set to Celebrate Global Youth Marathon 2005

By Ghana Hockey Association

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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