UKU Junior Women’s Indoor Nationals 2018-2019 Information Pack
We look forward to seeing you at Junior Women’s Indoor Nationals 2018-2019. We hope you will have an enjoyable and competitive day, and we believe the information contained in this pack will facilitate this. Contact details for the organiser are included if you do have further questions.
Tournament Director: Ant Bailey email@example.com 07876597997
Address: Arena Sports Kettering, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB
Directions: Comprehensive driving directions can be found here: http://www.arenakettering.co.uk/how-to-find-us/
There are 600 spaces for cars and an additional 12 spaces for coaches.
Kettering Train Station is approximately 1 mile (15-20 minutes walk) away from the venue.
The Sports Hall has a sprung wooden floor - you will need clean, non-marking indoor trainers.
As well as the usual facilities (changing rooms, showers and four pitches etc.), there is a café on site which will serve sandwiches and snacks.
There is also a Co-op shop located on Bignal Court/Lake Avenue, NN15 7RH roughly 10-15 minutes walk or 2-3 minute drive from the venue. Leave the venue, turn left onto Thurston Drive, then turn left onto Lake Avenue and walk/drive until you get there. There also appears to be a public footpath off Olympic Way which you follow until you reach Lake Avenue, turn left and the Co-op is there.
Do NOT take food or drink into the hall itself, other than water in a properly sealed container.
There will be a limited number of discs for sale over the weekend. These will be sold from the TD desk overlooking the Sports Hall. They will be priced at £10 per disc.
As the event falls on Sunday 11th November, the schedule has been adapted to allow for a 2 minute silence starting at 11am.
We invite all attendees to join us in using this time for reflection in honour of all those who have been lost, have suffered or continue to suffer as a result of war and conflict around the world.
The start and end of the silence will be signalled by a double blast on the game whistle. Following its conclusion, teams will have 1 minute to prepare for the start of the next game. The start of subsequent games may be slightly delayed, but we will seek to make up the time as quickly as possible.
Please report all injuries, mishaps and other problems to the TD desk. First aid can also be received from the venue’s on-site first aider, and they will ring for an ambulance if necessary.
In case of minor injuries which require immediate medical attention, the nearest A&E is Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, NN16 8UZ.
Please inform the tournament directors ASAP of any accident requiring an ambulance or first aid response.
The schedule for this weekend can be found at the following link: https://goo.gl/BYsh4H
End of Game Rules
When the buzzer sounds, finish the possession (not necessarily finish the point). If there is a turnover or a goal the game is over. Draws are allowed in all Pool Games but not in Knockout Games. After the group stages if the scores are level when the game ends then play until the next goal. There is no need to stop to acknowledge the buzzer: make sure you know what the score is if your game is tight towards the end!
If teams record the same number of wins in groups, the order of finishing will be decided as follows:
After Your Games
There is some space available in the main building for Spirit Circles and call, but please make an effort not to be loud or difficult around other users of the centre. Please avoid doing calls in doorways and at the bottom of stairs for health and safety reasons.
After you have done your calls please give your game scores into the TD desk as soon as possible so that we can keep the day running smoothly. Also, don’t forget to submit spirit as soon as you’ve finished playing! (How to score spirit is outlined below.)
We’re using the same spirit system we use for all our adult events. The criteria and method for scoring teams can be found at the back of this info pack. However,
please ask at the tournament desk if you have any queries.
Spirit scores will be entered through an online form,
which can be found here: https://goo.gl/VQpJEu
You should be able to access the form on your smartphone (or one of your team-mates’ phones – some models seem to struggle more than others).
Please enter scores as promptly as you are able – in particular, we expect to award a spirit trophy based on the results that have been entered before the presentation. If you fail to enter your scores on the day, it is of course still worth entering them later as it improves the feedback your opponents receive, but if you can enter them on the day it would be far better.
(If you end up, a week after the tournament, with the highest spirit – but someone else took the trophy – that’s hard luck I’m afraid. Take it up with the teams who submit late!)
Please make sure your players are as familiar with the rules as possible. Experienced players and coaches should take time during the day to help newer players learn any rules they don’t know. Try to do this on the sideline after the point rather than holding up a game if possible. There will be a copy of the rules available at the TD desk if you need to see it.
The rules on the pull for indoors always cause some discussion. For a valid pull, the disc needs to pass through an imaginary box covering the endzone and be less than 2 metres from the floor. For junior tournaments this height is amended to ‘within reach of the nearest player’. In simple terms, throw nice high floaty pulls that land in the endzone, and then get on D. Please don’t ping discs hard into the corners or knife it at people. Receiving team, always try and catch the pull, or be prepared to start from the back of your endzone.
Link to current UKU indoor rules below:
If you come across a fire, please raise the alarm at the point closest to you or inform a member of staff immediately. Then immediately make your way to the assembly point (please find out where this is when you arrive) and do not collect your personal belongings. As a team captain/coach/school teacher, please make sure that all of your players are there and then let the TD know that you have everyone with you. If you can’t find one of your players, DO NOT go back into the building - just let the TD know as soon as possible.
Discraft sponsor all UK Ultimate tournaments and are of course the suppliers for your team disc at this event.
We wish you the best of luck for the weekend and hope you have a great time!
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Rules Knowledge and Use
Fouls and Body Contact
Positive Attitude and Self-Control
Comments - You need to add a comment in about why you’ve given a team that score if you’ve scored them with any 4s or 0s, or if the total score is less than 6 or more than 14. If you’re not sure if you’ve scored someone correctly, check with your teacher, coach or at the TD desk.
*Revised from original WFDF document for use at Junior Women’s Indoor Nationals 2018-2019.