Age: 18Months – 3 Years
Length: 45 Minutes
Skills: Run, Jump, Catch and Throw
Our ANTS are the youngest in our programme and with the help of their parents have lots of FUN learning about sport, as we develop their basic motor skills (balance, co-ordination and agility) through FUN and exciting running, jumping, catching and throwing games.
Valuable Life Skills such as sharing, listening and teamwork are also gently encouraged through our “Skills 4 Life” enabling them to develop social skills and confidence.
A bespoke Size 2 ball is introduced to enable the RUGGERBUGS to start holding it properly.
Age: 3 Years – 4 Years
Length: 50 Minutes
Skills: Run, Clap, Catch, Score
Our LADYBIRDS are starting to gain confidence and increased stamina.
Whilst we still encourage parent participation, our RUGGERBUGS are becoming more independent as we build on their basic motor skills with more challenging Skills, Drills and Games.
As their spatial awareness grows, we introduce more specific rugby based skills (catching, passing, scoring a try, Kicking a rugby ball, evasion) along with the concept of Teamwork through interaction with others during our FUN and exciting sessions.
Our “Skills 4 Life” further develop and enhance their social skills and increase their self-esteem.
Age: 4 Years – 5 Years
Length: 55 Minutes
Skills: Run, Clap, Catch and Pass
Our BEETLES have developed buckets of confidence and self-esteem and parents can take a well-earned rest on the side.
We build on and enhance their rugby based skills (catching, passing, scoring a try, Kicking a rugby ball, space and evasion) and techniques as well as developing the concept of autonomy to our RUGGERBUGS alongside Teamwork, through small team games and activities.
Skills, Drills and Games sequences become more autonomous to further develop the RUGGERBUGS co-ordination, body awareness and controlled movements.
The aim is to enhance confidence, self –esteem and decision making, in preparation for school and mini rugby ahead.
At this age, our RUGGERBUGS are honing their listening and communication skills by taking direction and social interaction.
Age: 5 Years +
Length: 55 Minutes
Skills: Run, Catch, Tag and Pass
Our oldest RUGGERBUGS, have nearly completed the “Head Start” Programme and may have already started school.
During these sessions, we focus on more demanding Skills, Drills and Games to benefit the maturing child and bring together all the elements of our programme before they graduate.
Teamwork and Sportsmanship are further enhanced through non-contact basic tagging and evasion games.
These FUN sessions provides a pre-cursor to the RFU Continuum (New rules).
The children will develop their running, passing and scoring technique as well as their decision-making, both in attack and defence and enables a seamless transition to the four-sided game of Tag Rugby when they progress to their local rugby club.