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Petanque England Junior Award scheme the top level BLUE!

BLUE AWARD

To receive this award participants should attempt all the skill activities but must achieve success and consistency. In order to pass this award candidates must obtain 8 out of 12 in 8 out of the first 10 tasks. On completing 8 out of 10 tasks, then task 11 must be completed to the satisfaction of the examiner in order to pass this level.

The Activities

1. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can throw a Cochonnet to within a circle of 75 cm in diameter.

2. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can point a boule to within a circle of 50 cm in diameter whereby the examiner is responsible for ensuring that the distance at which a boule is pointed to is varied at least 3 times.

3. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can lob using the correct throwing method over a rope which is 3m above the ground landing the boule in a circle that is 1 m in diameter placed at the minimum distance. The boule must remain inside the circle in order for the boule to score.

4. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can lob using the correct throwing method over a rope which is 3m above the ground landing the boule in a circle that is 1 m in diameter placed at the maximum distance. The boule must remain inside the circle in order for the boule to score.

5. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can hit a boule without dropping short, using a soft looping shooting method to hit a boule that is placed 40 cm behind another boule at a distance 2m past the minimum distance laid down in the International Rules of the Game.

6. To hit the left boule where two boule are placed side by side at a varying distances within the minimum and maximum distances defined in the International Rules of Petanque.

7. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can promote a boule by landing in front of a boule and bring both boule to within 20 cm of the Cochonnet at the minimum distance.

8. To be able to point a boule with the use of spin landing in a 5O cm diameter circle which is to the side of three boule and then spin the boule from the left to the right to within 1m of the Cochonnet which is placed 2m directly behind the three boule in front of the Cochonnet.

9. To be able to point a boule with the use of spin landing in a 50 cm diameter circle which is to the side of three boule and the spin the boule from the right to the left to within 1 m of the Cochonnet which is placed 2m directly behind the three boule in front of the Cochonnet

10. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can point a boule that moves the Cochonnet back by at least 10 cm.

11. To play as a double a complete game of Petanque adhering strictly to the International Rules of Petanque utilizing all the shots performed in this award. Candidates will pass this exercise providing that they have showed to the examiner that they have worked tactically as a team.


Knowledge

1. Candidates should be able to explain to the examiner what happens in the following circumstances:

What can be removed from a piste during an end.

What happens if a boule or Cochonnet is displaced by a boule or moving object from another game.

What happens if a boule or Cochonnet is moved in the course of measuring.

How far a Cochonnet needs to be displaced in order for a Cochonnet to be declared dead.


After completing this award candidates should be referred to a national coaching center of excellence so that they can be considered for national competitions. This award will take candidates between 1 and 2 years to complete.


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