The Youth Division consists of 5 teams, thus Tema Manhean, Tema Youth, Young Financiers, Ark Boys and Real Ambassadors. The division was created to nurture young talents in the field of hockey and also promote the sports to the young ones at an early stage. This week we dive into the 2016 season of the Youth Division to see their performance. We will also project the 2017 season to find out the teams that are like to perform better than others.
After playing 4 out 4 games last season
Game 1. Ark Boys 1 – 2 Tema Youth
Game 2. Real Ambassadors 3 – 1 Ark Boys
Game 3. Ark Boys 0 – 1 Tema Manhean
Game 4. Ark Boys 1 – 4 Young Financiers
No. of matches won – 0
No. of matches lost – 4
Total goals scored – 3
Total goals conceded – 10
The creation of Ark Men hindered the team last season. Most of the young chaps who played the Youth side had been moved to the senior side (Ark Men). The team had to rely on the upcoming players who lacked experience, thereby causing some level of shut down in Ark Boys performance.
They were last on the table and were adjudged worst team in the Youth Division last season. Management of the team had no plans of winning any game last year. None of their tactics worked even with their game against Tema Manhean, who also struggled last season to make an impact.
Ark Boys are likely to repeat last year’s performance. They might not win any match against Real Ambassadors, Young Financiers or even Tema Youth and are likely to go head – to – head with Tema Manhean.
Finally, the team should work on their defensive and attacking structure. This is what the team lacked last season and would repeat itself if care is not taken.