little rugby

Give it a try!

 

At the root of every team sport, children just want to have FUN! And that’s where we come in… 

Little Rugby classes help children discover the rewards of regular structured physical exercise, laying the foundation for fit, active and healthy lives. Developed by qualified coaches and child health specialists, our program incorporates skills from a variety of sports including Rugby Union, League, Touch, Tag-Rugby & AFL. 

Children will adhere to sport if they love it and if they are engaged in what they are learning. Imagination is the key…. Which you’ll find out when your little one gives our classes a TRY!  

 

Junior Rugby - 2 to 3.5 years


Key Features:

- 45-minute class
- Weekly classes
- Two coaches for up to 18 children (max)
- Each new starter receives a kit 


Stages of Development

Social, Emotional & Cognitive

·Comprehension of activities and attention increases.

·Confidence improves leading to independent participation.

·Awareness of surroundings still needs development and will require strong direction from coaches.

Physical

·Improved body control.

·Stamina and speed improves.

·Coaches implement more complicated movements at varying heights and speeds.

Rugby Specific

·Competent directional throwing.

·Learning the basics of catching and can competently throw and catch with coach

·Develop evasive running.

·Is able to complete a variety of hand-eye coordination skills.

 

The primary goal is for children to love their classes and further develop their skills. This passion builds enough confidence for children to participate independently.

 

Mighty Rugby - 3.5 years to 5th birthday


Key Features:


- Children play independently of their parent/guardian
- 45-minute class
- Weekly classes
- Two coaches for up to 18 children (max)

- Each new starter receives a rugby kit

 

Stages of Development

Social, Emotional & Cognitive

·Good peer interaction and participation in class.

·Develops a strong sense of identity within the group.

·Understands basic concepts of team play.

·Awareness of surroundings improves.

·Actively involved in creative play.

·Confident to play, think and visually assess during a game situation.

Physical

·Emphasis on warm up / cool down and stretching improves physical fitness.

·Children are aware of themselves in the environment.

·Basic ability to travel with the ball where they choose and how they choose.

·Children demonstrate understanding of control and can exercise control in their movements.

Rugby Specific

·Able to securely control the ball while running at speed.

·Develops good evasive running and basic agility skills.

·Can competently pass and catch the ball with peers.

·Can perform a range of different passing techniques.

·Understands tagging etiquette.

·Introduction to match play with focus on positional play and understanding attacking and defending roles.

·Introduction to kicking technique

 

Things start to get very exciting at the Mighty Rugby age group. This is where all the skills learnt to date are transferred into team play and basic Rugby matches.

 

Mega Rugby - 5 years to 7th birthday

 

 

Stages of Development

Social, Emotional & Cognitive

·Can play any game with good attention and awareness skills.

·Develops an understanding of the importance of team play.

·Develops an understanding of positional play in real match scenarios.

·There is a focus on awareness that it is not winning or losing that is the most important thing but making an effort, playing fair and learning from the experience.

·Strong sense of place and identity within the session.

Physical

·Improved ability for the body to respond to certain physical movements and activities.

·Children develop an understanding of what their bodies are capable of and how additional effort can enhance performance.

Rugby Specific

·Strong control and evasive running skills.

·Mastery of throwing techniques such as short and spin
passing.

·Able to receive a pass and transition the ball quickly.

·Understands how individuals working as a unit benefit the
whole team.

·Confidently able to play a match.

·Can perform a variety of different kicks with accuracy and power.



 

Mega Rugby classes aim to be challenging. Children are able to transfer their Rugby skills into a real match environment. Children are also taught valuable life lessons such as fair play, teamwork and the importance of hard work.



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