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(for children born after 1st September 2005 and before 31st August 2006 – Year 6)
For the 2016/17 season Under 11s have been re-deployed to the top of the mini rugby tree by the RFU to tie in with the last year of primary school. Girls and boys still play together at U11.
As the season unfolds festival and match reports and results will be posted here.
This age group operates its own Facebook page. The Class of 2018 refers to our passing out year from Mini rugby.
We train once a week in Richmond Park on a Sunday morning starting at 9:00am for around 90 minutes, with festivals and friendlies throughout the year for all teams. Every few weeks we train at the club on the new 3G pitch – on these days we often invite other clubs from our age group for friendly matches.
In line with RFU policy all players must wear a mouthguard and at Park we also expect every player to wear a scrumcap.
We have a large number of RFU qualified coaches, certified first aiders and RFU qualified referees for our U10 set up. We actively encourage parents to get involved, and support those who want to take qualifications, so there are enough for all the players to have a great time. All first aiders, coaches and referees are CRB checked.
As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.
– Ensure a competitive, fun environment
– Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
– Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
– Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
– Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)
– Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum
– Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
– Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences
– Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
– If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads
– If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
– Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)
We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of mini rugby. The pre-season camp and the Spring tour will be open to all players as ever.
As an age group we will continue to offer out of term time competition and tours to those that cannot make term time festivals and training.