Dragons Under 8's
For those born in 2012.
As coaches our most important job is to make sure that the U8's have FUN! With that in mind, we try to balance our training sessions evenly between core rugby skills along with games to keep the young ones engaged. We keep things simple and repetitive with progression on certain skills as we move through the year. Hopefully the kids are just having fun (but secretly learning rugby). The kids also learn good life skills, such as listening, working as a team to achieve goals together, hand-eye coordination and there is little doubt the highlight of every training is the Player of the Day Trophy, then it's icy bonbon time!
One word of advice, if you are a keen rugby parent, your enthusiasm may sometimes overshadow that of your boy/girl, we know ours did at the start! Give them time to get used to the environment, they can simply observe if they feel comfortable for the first couple of weeks or doing half the activities. We have kids of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes and skills levels. We welcome anyone to come down to training to have a run and see how they go. The Dragons are a family oriented club, all the coaches are volunteer Mums or Dads and we sometimes get participation from parents in our sessions which we actively encourage. The kids love it when the parents join in !
We look forward to seeing you and your boy/girl at training one of these days.
Coach Brad (World Rugby Level 1 Qualified)
Coach Gino (World Rugby Level 1 Qualified)
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