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Rugby development programme for 3½ to 5 years

Our rugby activities development programme for children aged  3 and a half to 5 years old are based on enhancing and perfecting movement patterns as well as enhancing technical rugby skill development and utilisation.  As with all our programmes skill development focuses on mini games and activities to practice and utilize skills that will build rugby and overall life skills. Scoring trys, kicking at mock posts or targets and side stepping, which all encourage fun repetitive play sessions.

Through children’s rugby activities we aim to teach children about positive attitudes, positive lifestyle choices and to help them develop into a holistic individual. All the children are taught our Golden Values and are taught why these values are so important.

Our activity development programme for children encourages other areas of learning such as colours, numbers, visuals and critical thinking.  We use midi size rugby balls for this class so that children can become accustomed to the weight and feel of a proper ball.

This session lasts for the duration of 1hr and parent participation is encouraged. This also supports the recommendation by the Department of Health’s ‘that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical for at least 60 minutes every day’.

All RugbyBugs programmes:

  • are for both boys and girls
  • provide an ideal introduction to rugby fundamentals
  • based on the skill theme approach
  • have classes and coach ratios – consistent with childcare standards and guidelines
  • prepare children for organised sport disciplines and routines
  • challenge each child relative to their ability rather than against blindly elitist standards
  • introduce children to vital social skill development experiences and team sport concepts
  • operate in a nurturing, supportive, warm, caring and non-threatening manner
  • involve the use of safe, child friendly equipment and are deliberately non-elitist

Physical development. skills underpin much of children’s development; it supports personal, social and emotional development as increasing physical control provides experiences of the self as an active agent in the environment, promoting growth in confidence and awareness of control. Rugby for children is perfect for this while offering a really fun activity.

The Early Learning Goals (taken from the Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS), which is statutory for all early years’ providers, focus on two key area of learning and development for physical development;

Moving and Handling:
kids can show good control and coordination in large and small movements. Many off our selected games show kids how to use and improve their coordination such as throwing the rugby ball in many different ways.

Children move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. Moving safely and learning new ways to move around while being aware of your surroundings comes in to play for all our bugs during our rugby programme.

They handle equipment and tools effectively. Our main focus is ensuring that children are given the opportunity through skilled coaches to learn effectively how to handle the rugby ball, and all other equipment used.

Moving and Handling Health and Self;
Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise a healthy diet and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe; All of our rugby classes for our children have special time dedicated to explaining and showing children in importance of exercise and diet and the things that they can continue to do at home.

That children manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dress and going to the toilet independently. All our little bugs are encouraged to dress themselves and getting and out of their rugby kit is great practice. Children also love to copy their peers and having fellow RugbyBugs around them, (who will all be at different developmental stages) will only give them more confidence and encouragement to be more independent.

For more information about the EYFS and the early learning goals please click here.


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