Under 13s

Welcome to the U13s at Rosslyn Park – Middlesex Champions

(for children born after 1st September 2003 and before 31st August 2004 – Year 8)


Match Reports and Results

Will appear here as the season unfolds …

For a blast from the past why not look back to what we did back as Under 7s.


Training

We train once a week in Richmond Park on a Sunday morning starting at 11:00am for 2 hours and take part in the Middlesex & Herts League, with further 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 U12 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.


Joining the U13s

For details on joining please look at the Joining Page.
If you have any specific questions around joining the U13s at Rosslyn Park please contact the Head Coach – Chris Grainger.


Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

– 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)

Development

– 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

Selection

– 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)

Aims for the Season

This year sees the players entering their last year as Minis. 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.

Player Retention

The majority of our players have been with the group since Under 5s. These players are spread across all our squads showing that membership of Rosslyn Park is about more than just being in the top teams. One of the aims of this age group is to carry over a large number of players into Youth rugby.

The pre-season camp and the Spring tour will be open to all players as ever.

Moving On

Many of our players are moving to senior schools this season. Many players will get to enjoy Saturday morning school rugby. As a club we are delighted to see the progression of our players and look to fit club rugby on a Sunday around any school commitments. With so many boys having won sports and all rounder scholarships to their new schools we understand that players may not always be available for selection and that school commitments come first.

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.

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