To consolidate the basic technical skills developed at age 7/9 level (catching and kicking) in an environment where players are also encouraged to develop tactical awareness/prowess i.e. decide on the best option in terms of making use of and/or creating time and space.
This practice should govern the approach to streaming teams at u9, u10 & u11 level.
Teams are not streamed at u8.
Following discussion at the recent CCC1 County Delegates meeting on Tuesday April 29th 2013, the following has been agreed on the combinations for 2 team groups
For clubs with 4 teams (2 x 2 teams) - the panel should be split as follows;
'A1', 'A2', 'B1', 'B2'
'A1' and 'A2' should be equally divided from the strongest players of the panel. ie the top 50% of the panel. This is to ensure that if they played each other, both teams would be equally matched. The balance of the panel should then be divided into 'B1' and 'B2' as above.
The 2 team pairings for games should be 'A1 + 'B1' and 'A2 + 'B2'
Therefore if a club had 4 ( 11 a-side) teams with at U/11 named BAC 1 and BAC 2 and they played each other at U/11 , both games should be competitive.
For clubs with 5 teams the panels should be divided into A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1. So you would have A1, B1 and C1 in 3 team group and A2 and B2 in 2 team group.
Same logic to be applied for clubs with more than 5 teams.