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Age Groups

PUMA CLASS

Age groups are flexible depending upon your child’s age and physical capability.

2 – 3.5 YEARS (45 minutes)

Life skills such as listening, sharing and teamwork are introduced during the program and this starts with parental assistance. You can ensure your child gets the most from this experience.

At this stage we are concentrating on developing your child’s basic motor skills (balance, co-ordination and agility) through fun and exciting running, jumping, throwing and catching games.

Children can overcome shyness in these sessions as they learn to interact socially with other children. Helping to develop confidence they are encouraged to develop listening and language skills.

*Parents our asked to help out their children in this group*

JAGUAR CLASS

3.5 – 5 YEARS (45 minutes)

Parents will be able to see children benefiting from increased stamina, confidence and self esteem, vital for an active and healthy lifestyle.

The tasks become more challenging to further develop the child’s co-ordination, body awareness and controlled movements. We introduce more rugby based skills; catching, passing, scoring a try, kicking at targets and side stepping, which are encouraged through fun play sessions.

They take part without the parent thus encouraging listening and remembering in sequential order. Which results in boosting their self esteem and self confidence in readiness for school and many other life skills for later in life.

LION CLASS

5 – 6 years or RFU continuum at a Rugby Club** (45 minutes)

It is not about individuals at this stage, it is about getting children involved in teamwork. Teamwork is introduced by getting the children to work with each other on different activities such as tag rugby, a NON contact team game in which players wear Velcro tags.

Rugby skills are further developed at this stage with the addition of specialised skills to make the transition from Little Ruggers to their Rugby Clubs at age 6 a seamless one. The aim is to provide local Rugby Clubs with a steady flow of children with well developed rugby skills and most importantly a lifelong love and enjoyment of the game. In addition to rugby specific skills children will develope other transferable life skills including confidence, coordination and concentration.

We will be utilizing the valuable knowledge and experience of our coaches to further develop children who have enjoyed their time at Little Ruggers.

**The Rugby Continuum is the structured progression to cover the introduction, teaching, playing and coaching of the Game in three incremental stages of Under 7-8, Under 9-10, and Under 11-12. The Rugby continuum takes place at RFU affiliated rugby clubs.

When children become eligible they will be encouraged to join a rugby club of their choosing to continue there rugby playing career.  Little Ruggers will be working with Rugby Clubs to support their mini rugby sections and help grow rugby participation.

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