Where is St George Junior Oztag (Dragontag) played?
St George Junior Oztag (Dragontag) is an after school competition played at different suburbs at the same venue each week within the
St George Area.
You choose which Venue is most convenient for your child to participate at. Once you pick the venue, your child will play at that same venue each week during the Summer season
Monday - Carss Park ( Divisions offered: Boys 6"s,Boys 8's, Boys 10's, Mixed 10's, Boys 12's)
Tuesday- Gannons Park, Peakhurst ( All Dragontag Divisions offered from 6's -16's)
Wednesday- Scarborough Park, Kogarah ( Junior Rep Training Venue and Adult Competition played after 6pm . Contact www.oztag.com/stg for further details
Thursday- Scarborough Park Kogarah ( All Dragontag Divisions offered from 6's -16's)
How much does Dragontag Cost ?
St George Junior Oztag (known as Dragontag in the St George Area) is a 10 week competition ( includes finals) .This season we plan to have Round games & Finals completed before XMAS. If we have too much rain, then Semi/Final may need to be played at the start of February 2014.
A one off Registration fee of $80.00 per child per team per season. No other fees are collected at each game. ( Discounts will apply to players registering at one of our Registration dates which are yet to be confirmed). Children will ,however ,need to purchase Official Oztag shorts to play if they do not already have them ($25.00) Teams arrange their own Team shirts. The average player shirt costs between $10.00- $20.00 approx . We do not look after the ordering of team shirts. We recommend "All Gear All Sports" as they have many styles and colours at very reasonable prices . Ladies Official Sublimated Tights are $40.00
Registration fees for other programmes within Dragontag:
Mini Tag ( 4-6 years) : 8 week skills programme commencing same day as competition. $60.00 per child
( see Minitag section for more details)
Boys 6's & Girls:8's - 8 week Non-Competitive Games (half Oztag Field) $60.00 per child
( see Boys 6- Girls 8 section for more details)
How long does the season run for ?
Changes for the season of 2013..
8 ROUND GAMES PLUS SEMI & GFINAL
Peakhurst will commence Tuesday September 10th ,2013 and finish in December prior to XMAS, Finish date to be confirmed as wet weather changes things
Carss Park (Monday) & Scarborough Park (Thursday) will commence week beginning Monday 7th October, 2013 and finish prior to XMAS
In previous years, our competitions kick off after the Sept/Oct School Holdays. We break at Xmas for 6 weeks and return to play Finals in February
How long do the games go for?
Games run for 40minutes (20 minutes halves). At some venues, games may only run for 30 minutes(15 minute halves) to cater for more time slots enabling more children to play the sport. This is not determined until after registration and team numbers are confirmed for each venue
What time are games played ?
Current timeslots at each venue:
Carss Park : 4.15pm & 5.00pm
Gannons Park : 4.15pm, 4.50pm, 5.25pm
Scarborough Park Kogarah Thursday : 4.15pm, 5.00pm,5.45pm & 6.30pm
** There is no set time for specific divisions. Teams may play in any of the allocated timeslots listed above**
How does my child join?
Registrations will be held from Late July to late August. Once venues have been confirmed for the 2013 season, Registration dates will be advertsied.
Can I receive a discount if I register more than 1 child?
We offer discounts to children that play in more then 1 team. 1st Team $80.00 then $70.00 for any other team they register in. ( this can be at the same or different venue) .
Discount for families registering 4 or more children will apply. Please contact Michelle on 0414 937 714 to discuss
Am I able to register my child as an individual player?
Yes, Dragontag helps place children individually into teams. We do our best to place your child into a team we hope they will feel comfortable with.
Can I make sure that my child is placed into a team with their friend?
We have no problem with making sure friends are placed together into the same team as long as they are eligible to play in the same division. If however, your child’s friend has played for a few years and is already in a set team, then you would need to speak to the Team Delegate of that team to see if there is room for your child to play. Your childs friend will have this information
What division should my child play in?
2009 MINITAG SKILLS PROGRAMME ( GIRLS AND BOYS)
2008 MINITAG SKILLS PROGRAMME ( GIRLS AND BOYS)
2007 MINITAG SKILLS PROGRAMME ( GIRLS AND BOYS) OR BOYS 6 - NON COMPETATIVE DIVISION
2006 U8 BOYS OR GIRLS U8'S NON COMPETITIVE DIVISION
2005 U8 BOYS OR GIRLS U8'S NON COMPETITIVE DIVISION
1996 Contact Senior Competition www.oztag.com/stgeorge
Will my child need to be graded ?
Dragontag does not grade players. Dragontag is a recreational sport designed for children to make up teams so that they can play with their friends. We have teams made up from school class friends, winter sport teams ( netball, Rugby league, Rugby Union, Soccer etcc..) and from individuals signing up
My son met friends whilst playing Representative Dragontag last season . They have decided to form a team. Is there a limit on the number of Representative players allowed to play at Local Level?
Dragontag has needed to put rules in place since the Representative Side of Oztag has grown . In the past we have monitored teams registering to make sure teams were not stacked with players that have represented. Playing Dragontag at Local level is meant to be fun and with friends. Beating teams 20-Nil is not fun. Its boring. Healthy competition is what we aim for at Dragontag. Taking the main players out of teams to build one team is unfair and hurts the local Competion Level.
New Rules now in Place
1. No more than 4 Representative players can play in one side.
Exception to this rule: More then 4 Rerpresentative Players can play for one team if they were a team in the previous season and players were selected from their team to Represent
For eg: If a team that registered to play in the 2012 season had 7 players selected from their team to play Representative Oztag at the end of that season, then those 7 players can still remain together as part of a team in the 2013 season. However, if one of the Representative players does not return to play for their team in 2013, then they cannot replace that player with another Representative player regardless of what division they played for
Does my child need to attend training each week?
No training days are scheduled for Dragontag players. It is up to individual teams to arrange their own training days if they choose to do so. The majority of teams, do not train at all.
What gear does my child need to wear to play?
Every child needs to have Official Oztag Shorts/Tights to play ( Shorts $25.00- Tights $40.00). Available at Venue .All players must wear same coloured numbered shirts ( team delegate to advise).No metal or screw in stud type shoes allowed. Touch football or soccer boots recommended. Sandshoes are allowed but not recommended due to players not having a good grip.Although it is a non-contact sport, we do recommend that players wear Mouthguards and that they strap any injury if possible
Who & What is a Delegate ( team contact)?
They are our Team Contact . Delegates are not coaches. They may help the team by substituting players during the game & usually at the beginning organise shirt colour and team shirts for them. Some teams put too much pressure on the delegate believing they are there to coach the team. Remember they have kindly put their hand up and given up some time to be our point of contact to make life a little easier for the players/parents. Offer them assistance.
Does Dragontag provide Coaches?
Being a recreational sport, Dragontag does not have coaches, We ask for parents to help by being a delegate of the team and in many cases, the delegates of teams are Mums. Coaches are provided at State Cup level
I have seen parents on the field. Do we have to be on the field with our children ?
Some mums and dads, like to go on the field to help the younger ones. We allow 1 person from each team on the field to help guide the children but only for the 8's and under . Parents do not need to be on the field so dont worry if the other team has someone on guiding their children. The referee is there to control the game and will help guide the younger ones. Parents are not allowed on the field once our Finals Series starts
Some friends signed my child up but I have not paid registration fees yet. How can I do that now that Registration is over ?
You must send a cheque/Money order for $80.00 to PO Box 447,Brighton Le sands 2216. Players cannot take the field unregistered as this may cause a team or that player to be disqualified from the competition. If you have paid someone other than Dragontag then you need to make sure they have paid your fees to us. You may also pay via direct transfer. Please email us email@example.com for account details
I have signed my child up to play Dragontag but dont know what team he/she has been placed into?
Please look under REGISTERED PLAYERS Section ( THIS SECTION WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER REGISTRATIONS HAVE BEEN HELD FOR THE SEASON) . It will have your child's name listed alphabetically. Once you find their name, you can then click to receive Team Contact details. This section will provide you with the persons contact details looking after that team.
I looked up my Teams Contact Details and there is no Team Contact. What Now?
If there is no team contact then dont worry. Many individuals sign up and we either place them into established teams or create a new team. All you then need to do is look up "Game Time" and make sure you are at the fields at least 30minutes prior to your game to familiarise yourself with the Dragontag Competition & find the rest of your team which will be allocated to a field ready for a practice run.Once the parents and team get together for the first time, someone usually puts their hand up to be the main contact for the team. You will then be able to organise team shirts etc.... amongst each other. If no-one is willing to be the team contact it can cause confusion amongst the parents so it is important that someone takes on this role. If no-one takes up the role then you will have to sign yourselves on each week and just turn up to the field’s game day. There is no need to contact Dragontag if your child needs to miss a game as we don’t call all the team to advise.
Who do I ring to advise that my child can’t make a game ?
You must ring and advise your team contact. Do not contact any staff at Dragontag as they wont be able to pass on the information due to the amount of calls and other responsibilities they have to look after
I only have 1 female player and 9 male players. Would this team be classified as a Mixed Division?
Only 4 male players maximum can take the field in a mixed division. You will not be able to register a team under the Mixed Division unless you have at least 5 female players registered in the team & 5 male players . Female tries are worth 2 points in a Mixed Division.
My daughter is playing in a Boys team ( Boys division). Will she be awarded 2 points if she scores ?
No, she wont. Girls are only awarded 2 points for a try if they are playing in an official mixed Division. We will also be looking at offering a Mixed u12's at Carss Park this season. This division will only go ahead if we get 4 or more teams registering
I noticed that you now have an U6 Division, However, my 6 year old son would like to play with his friends in the Boys U8 division . Can my 6 year old son play ?
We allow six year olds to play in our U8 Divisions. If you a registering a 6 year old team , then parents need to be aware that they may possibly be playing against 8 year olds . We will accept individual registrations for 6 years old but cannot guarantee that we will find them a team. We do not put individual 6 year olds into a team with 8's. If we get enough to form a team , we will then discuss options with parents involved.. The same scenario would apply to 8 year old girls when registering to play in the Girls U10 team.
My daughter wants to play in a boys team. Can she ?
We do not encourage this, however, if the team is already organised and the players are happy to have a female play, we will allow it. A declaration will need to be signed by the parents stating that they are aware there daughter is playing in a Boys division & we will need to approve this prior to placing a female into a Boys division. A maximum of 2 females per team is allowed. We understand that some circumstances are different per team and will look at each submission separately. New Mixed Division now available on Wednesday afternoons at Scarborough park.
My friends child's team has a coach and they train each week. How is that possible if Dragontag do not supply coaches?
We have a number of children that may play together in a Winter Sport and wish to stick together in the off season by playing Dragontag. You may find that some teams have their Winter Sports Coach staying with them in the off season. Many Junior Rugby league coaches like to use Dragontag as a training tool and it’s a good way to keep their team together.
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