Sat 19 Sep 2020 11:31

Junior Rugby returns to Sheppey RFC from Sunday 20th September 2020

This weekend (Sunday 20th September) sees the return of Junior Rugby training at the club.

As you would expect it is a slightly different format to usual to allow us to maintain social distancing as much as possible while allowing the children to enjoy their rugby.

The session timings below have been put in place to minimise the number of people inside the clubhouse at any one time.  Please ensure that you stick to the timings and help us to keep everyone safe.  The bar and clubhouse will be open for parents as usual howver there will be a period when the sessions are ending that access is restricted to allow the children to get their post training snack.

Please also ensure that you read the return to rugby document which will give you all the information you need.  It is available online or as a PDF document to download.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

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PDF Version of the return to junior rugby.

Sheppey Rugby Club Return to Rugby Programme.

Admin points before and after sessions:

  1. All participants Coaches, players and helpers must sign in at the club and sanitise hands before and after the session.
  2. At all times participants are remined and encouraged not to put hands near face until they have sanitised their hands.
  3. Parents are reminded that the play area on the patio is for children aged 6 and under and it is the responsibility of individual parents to supervise their child at all times on Sheppey Rugby Club grounds.

Little lambs: Hayley & Karen

Each session will be no more than 30 minutes long. Session 1 will be from 10:30 to 11:00 and will accept children from 2 years old to 4 years old only. All children, because of their age, must be accompanied by an adult who will help their own son/daughter/ward with the drills we do.

Session 2 will be 11:00 to 11:30 and will accept children in Reception and school year one. All children, because of their age, must be accompanied by an adult who will help their own son/daughter/ward with the drills we do.

We cannot accept children without an adult to accompany them.

 

Each group, once finished, will move to the club house to get their post-training snack (see timings later). It is essential that everyone keeps to their time slot to make sure we do not have too many people in the clubhouse.

Under 7’s: Jerry (U7 players should be in school year 2)

Start time 10:30 finish at 11:15.

Under 8’s: Jerry (u8 players should be in school year 3)

Start time 11:15 finish 12:00

Under 9’s: Matt C (u9 players should be in school year 4)

Start time 10:30 finish 11:45

Under 10’s: Trevor (u10 players should be in school year 5)

Start time 11:00 finish time 12:15

 

The RFU insists on age grade regulations. There can be some leeway but only after discussion with our Directors of Youth Rugby (Jerry and Matt C) who must then get dispensation from Kent RFU for players to move up or down a year group.

 

Admin Points During session:

  1. Parents are to be in groups of no more than 6. Each group of 6 must stay 2 m away from each other.
  2. Parents for Little Lambs will be required to help their individual child over obstacles (we will need to reduce contact with coaches and children)

 

Sheppey Rugby club will be following the RFU’s Ready 4 Rugby format. (See the Programme below)

Little Lambs coaches will devise their own sessions due to the ages of the players.

Timings may need to be flexible dependent on ever changing circumstances but we will let you know via our Facebook page.

All players must purchase membership if they are to be insured and have an RFU number. Payment plans and options are available.

Week One:

Activity

Time

Description

Agility Course

5-10 mins

Each coach to create an agility course appropriate for their individual age groups

Clapping course

10 mins

To help the players improve their hand eye coordination.

·        Get the players to throw the ball in the air and catch min 5 times.

·        Once they can do this 5 times without dropping the ball make them clap once and repeat the process.

·        Once they can do this without dropping the ball then get them to do it twice.

·        Introduce the cones that they have to walk around and do again if they can do this then speed them up into a jog.

Passing & Clapping game

10-15 mins

To help your players pass more accurately

  • Get the ball moving in a clockwise circle.
  • Switch the direction after a while to get them thinking if they are doing well introduce another ball
  • Then tell your players that they must keep passing the ball around but the receiver needs to clap once before they catch the ball. The ball must be passed over within 5 seconds.
  • If the receiver forgets to clap and takes the ball, they need to do a short fitness challenge like press ups or a sprint around the circle

 

Rugby Tennis

15-20 mins

This simple passing drill based on the principles of tennis is fun for younger players:

  • Divide players into two teams that will occupy the opposite parts of the field.
  • The first team will pass the ball among themselves three times within 10 seconds (or less – depending on their level of ability).
  • The third player will then pass or kick the ball over an imaginary tennis net to the opposing team.
  • If the ball touches the ground when passed or kicked from one team to the other, the team that passed/kicked it scores a point.

 

Warm Down

10 mins

Each coach to complete a warm down.

 

Week 2

Activity

Time

Description

Agility Course

5-10 mins

Each coach to create an agility course appropriate for their individual age groups

Clapping course

10 mins

To help the players improve their hand eye coordination.

·        Get the players to throw the ball in the air and catch min 5 times.

·        Once they can do this 5 times without dropping the ball make them clap once and repeat the process.

·        Once they can do this without dropping the ball then get them to do it twice.

Introduce the cones that they have to walk around and do again if they can do this then speed them up into a jog.

Continuous Attack

10-15 mins

Improve fitness and passing accuracy.

·        Set up a grid 4m wide by 10 m long

·        Break the players down in to pairs

·        Up the middle of the grid set up zig zag cones so the players know when to pass to each other.

·        When the fists playes have passed the ball twice the next pair go and so on.

·        When they get to the top they turn to their right or left and run down the side to join the group at the back.

·        The drill is continuous so they must keep going.

·        It is at speed if they drop the ball then a forfeit is imposed.

Rugby netball

15-20 mins

Improve spatial awareness

·        Set a grid out 10 m x 10 m with a goal at each end.

·        The goal must be manned by a team member.

·        The team have to pass the ball between themselves forwards or backwards.

·        Each player must not pass the ball back to the player that has just passed it to them.

·        The ball can be intercepted if the ball hits the floor then it is turned over and the opposing team get the ball.

There must be no contact at any time if there is then it is an indirect free kick unless it is directly in front of the goal then it is a free throw to the keeper

Warm down

10 mins

Each coach to complete a warm down for the players

 

 

Food and timings:

Group

Timing

Little Lambs 1

11:00

Under 7’s

11:15

Little Lambs 2

11:30

Under 9’s

11:45

Under 8’s

12:00

Under 10’s

12:15

SAS

TBC

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

WE regret that during the feeding of the players there will be no facilities for parents to get food or drinks.  We must maintain a minimal number of people in the clubhouse.  We would also ask that the timings above are

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