Our Promise to you as parents is to ‘Give your Child a Head Start’ but that is NOT just in Tag Rugby but also in LIFE. This is because we offer so much more than Tag Rugby skills.
Let us be clear. We do NOT teach Tag Rugby, But we DO give your Child a ‘Head Start’ into the wonderful game by not only equipping children with basic skills they can go on to develop at a School or Club level, but also evoking a great sense of discipline and camaraderie.
Our aims for when your RUGGERBUG graduates is that they are able to catch and pass while they are on the move, run and score a TRY and be able to take a tag.
If your RUGGERBUG can do that, while having FUN, then we have done our Job correctly… Hooray!
What we do teach?
We are different from other organisations because we agree with the RFU that rugby is a late developing sport.
Therefore, our classes are designed to sit in front of the RFU continuum to give children to necessary skills so when they do eventually move up to club level, they can put all their skills they have learnt from us and apply them in a competitive environment.
We will explain what the RFU continuum is and how it is involved in your Child’s rugby life but first let us explain how our classes work.
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Our unique ‘Head Start Programme’ assists with a Child’s Early Years Foundation Stage Development (EYFSD) and centres on developing basic motor skills through running, jumping, catching and throwing games with use of a rugby ball.
Valuable life skills such as communication, listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork are gently introduced and developed throughout the programme ensuring children not only benefit from increased stamina but also confidence and self-esteem all of which are vital for a healthy lifestyle.
We split our RUGGERBUGS up into four classes depending on their age and their ability. We are aware that children are different in their physical development.
Much like the RFU continuum, each RUGGERBUG will learn new skills as they develop and move up the classes.
Whilst we try to keep the ages together, we are not averse to moving children to their appropriate development level as well to ensure they become confident children with a great self-esteem.
We do this by using our unique Sidney Skills awards and constant reporting from our coaching staff and communication with the guardians.