U7 Mixed Tag
TRAINING ON SUNDAY 21st APRIL WILL BE HELD ON PITCH 5 AT JRFC. Registration at 8:45am.
THE U7s SQUAD IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY CAREY OLSEN
U7's will be training on Pitch 2 for the rest of the season unless otherwise advised. Please ensure you arrive no later than 08:45 for a 9:00am start.
Please check this page and the Mini & Junior Facebook page for training and pitch updates each week.
Essential Player Information
WE OPERATE A "NO GUM SHIELD NO PLAY" RULE. Parents, we would encourage you to make this your childs responsibility each and every week, along with making sure they have their boots and a filled water bottle.
PLEASE MARK ALL KIT WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME! This includes boots, water bottles, bags, tops, shorts and socks. We had a great deal of kit left over at the end of last season that was all handed in to Lost Property.
The U7's have the pleasure of being able to train on Pitch 1 this season, however to ensure that the pitch is not damaged though overuse only players and coaches are allowed onto the pitch. Parents, please use the stands around the periphery and do not go onto the pitch unless invited.
Players should arrive no later than 8.45am to warm up prior to starting training promptly at 9:00am.
Note that the clubhouse will be open for tea, coffee and bacon rolls however as you are required to remain pitchside in case of incidents, please do come back to view from the stands once you have your refreshments.
U7 - Lead Coaches
Justin Hewgill - firstname.lastname@example.org, 07829 969312 and Mark Keeffe - mark@magellanconsultancy. com, 07829 771009.
U7 - Manager
Kerry Carruthers - email@example.com 07797 826875
Coaches - Arnou Helmholt-Kneisel, Emily Hart, Howard Phillips, Jane Baines, Jo Prouten, Lucy Hart, Matt Journeaux, Paul Carruthers, Simon Vardon, Tom Killick, James Long, Paul Watson, James Hewitt
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO JOIN?
To start in September 2018 you need to be 6 before the 31 August 2018 - ie going in to Year 2 at school (no exceptions will be made).
We look forward to welcoming new members to the Jersey Reds Minis & Juniors.
For all Membership Enquiries please contact the Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember when coaches are selecting squads they are looking for the 5 'A's'. Good rugby players have and always display the 5 'A's':-
**** PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR TAG BELTS ****
We train from 9am (sharp) to 10.00am every Sunday. We play 'MIXED tag' rugby (no contact allowed) following RFU guidelines. This is a safe and enjoyable introduction designed to introduce children to a lifetime of rugby. We aim to ensure that ALL our squad reach their maximum potential through fun training sessions with qualified coaches with particular focus on ensuring the children are having FUN!!
A typical Sunday training session is as follows:-
8.45am - Arrive (with tag belts, gum shield and water) and warm up under coaches guidance
9.00am - Rugby skills development
9.45am - Game play
10.00am - finish
TOP TIPS FOR ALL U7 PLAYERS AND PARENTS
Your child will be given a tag belt when they attend their first training session. Please ensure your child arrives each week in the appropriate kit and their tag belt is put on over their coloured bib.
THE ESSENTIAL KIT YOU NEED IS TO PLAY:
Rugby or football boots
OPTIONAL KIT BUT STRONGLY ADVISED:-
'Skins' - underlayers for the cold days
Fingerless rugby gloves
All kit is available from the M&J Shop or JSSK sports shops in town.
FINALLY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY.....
We train come rain, snow or shine so please make sure every player is 'layered up" for training and has a woolly hat (no bobbles!!) - the club version available from the shop on a Sunday morning is a good option.
This is so important if the players are going to enjoy winter training - a t-shirt and shorts is just not enough - we can always take layers off but shivering players are unhappy bunnies!!
Please make sure each player has a change of clothes and a towel on wet days - it really helps afterwards.
Finally, gum shields - they are a must and are for the players welfare - tag rugby is not a contact sport but, as in all sports, accidents can happen. Snap in gum shields can be bought from as little as £4 in our club shop. Don't forget, we operate a "no gum shield no play" rule.