All of our sessions are based on The RFU Rugby "Core Skills", which are; Running, Evasion, Handling, Kicking and Tackling. The RFU Rugby "principles of play" are; Communication, Go Forward, Support, Continuity, Pressure and Contest Possession. This is delivered in interactive skill zones, Game play, one to one coaching and also bringing in other activities to give your child the opportunity to learn, develop and achieve!
Due to the varying levels of experience and ability, all rugby games are based on 'Touch' rugby and is therefore non-contact. The Tackle essentials and 'The Safe Tackle' are taught in a separate skill zone using pads and equipment.
All sessions are based and delivered on APES Principles: ACTIVE, PURPOSEFUL, ENJOYABLE and SAFE. We introduce all children to the RFU Core Values and embed these into delivery in all of our sessions. We discuss these Values in a two way forum asking the children to engage and explain what they are and what they mean to them. During the active sessions our coaches highlight any short comings in the RFU Core Values, with an explanation, direction and feedback points for improvement. These Values are highly regarded and upheld in Rugby Union and are key transferable values on and off the pitch for all children, in all sports.
Children are rewarded for upholding the RFU Core Values with the presentation of a certificate at the end of each day.
Our feedback from children and parents speaks for itself:
Lad had a really good time during half term, a great way to keep them active during the holiday, definitely be back for fun filled activity’s next holiday. Ian - Derby
Another brilliant, well organised 3 days with Rugby Active. This is how Ted describes it ‘Paul and Bob are really cool and teach me loads of new things. When is the next one?’ Can’t recommend Rugby Active highly enough. Thanks for having Ted. We look forward to the next one. Claire - Derby
Bear loves Rugby Active! He says it’s fun and exciting and enjoys the variety of activities!. Bee - Derby
Mason and Oscar had a fantastic day at your holiday club. Not just a day full of rugby, but loads of fun had playing bulldog, dodge-ball and rounders too! They LOVED it and are looking forward to coming back tomorrow!. Maxine - Derby
Kai and Maceo had never played rugby before and after attending rugby active they're now hooked both really enjoyed it and can't wait go back next half term. Danny - Derby
My sons first time and he loved how they managed to incorporate rugby in to a fun session all day... He spent time meeting new people in other age groups and has asked when the next one is! Great to see a rugby influenced session like this keep up the good work and happy to give 5 stars. Carl - Derby
My boy had a great time again! he always looks forward to attending and seeing his mates in the holidays, a great way to keep them active and away from the computer!. Paul - Derby
Friendly and professional and an excellent way to keep your children active in the holidays.
Ted had a really good time during half term, a great way to keep them active during the holiday, definitely be back for fun filled activity’s next holiday.
A fun way to get young children into an excellent sport
Mason and Oscar had a fantastic day at your holiday club, Not just a full day of rugby ,but loads of fun had playing bulldog, dodgeball and rounders too!
The kids loved it and are looking forward to coming back tomorrow!
Oli had an amazing time today, he's tired but really excited to come back tomorrow!!
He's loved attending the holiday club and made lots of new friends. He is now wanting to join his local rugby club so he can play rugby on a regular basis