U8 Mixed Tag
THE U8s SQUAD IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY KPMG
U8 - Lead Coach Nigel Parry - firstname.lastname@example.org, 07700 887900
U8 - Manager Lisa Journeaux - email@example.com, 07797 845794
Coaches (2018/19 Season): Matt Journeaux, Paul Watson, James Hewlett, James Long, Howard Phillips, Arnou Helmholt-Kneisel, Paul Maltby, Terry Butler, Simon Vardon & Paul Pearson.
SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER - TRAINING CANCELLED!!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|Sunday 7th October||NO TRAINING|
|Saturday 24th November||U8 Guard of Honour|
|Sunday 23rd December||NO TRAINING|
|Sunday 30th December||NO TRAINING|
|Saturday 9th February||U8 Guard of Honour|
|Sunday 24th March||Dorking Festival (A) (Selected Squad)|
|Saturday 30 /Sunday 31st March||Spring Festival (H)|
|Saturday 27th April||Junior Siam Cup (H)|
PLEASE regularly check this webpage which will be the primary means of communicating with parents or carers & will detail our training/ travel schedule.
We aim to encourage all our players to develop the core values of rugby, otherwise know as TREDS
2018 /19 REGISTRATION IS OPEN
If you would like to register a child please follow this link to the Individual Player Membership - /minisjuniors/about/membership/individual-membership.aspx orcontact our membership secretary via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO JOIN?
To start in September 2018 you need to be 7 before the 31 August 2018 - ie going in to Year 3 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 email@example.com
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.
The U8's will be training on Pitch 2 this season- please note that 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.
Note that the clubhouse / Catering van 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 pitchside once you have your refreshments.
**** PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING 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!!
Players should arrive 8:30-8:45am to warm up prior to starting training promptly at 9:00am.
A typical Sunday training session is as follows:-
- 8:30 - 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 U8 PLAYERS AND PARENTS
Please ensure your child arrives each week in the appropriate kit and their tag belt is put on over their coloured bib. (Bibs will be handed out at the start of tranining).
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.
While we have a team of coaches on the pitch looking after your children,
we are not responsible for your children. Accidents do occasionally happen and therefore it is essential that a parent/carer is present pitchside, if you will be somewhere else on club grounds or if another parent is taking responsibility for your child, this is fine but please let the mnager know at the beginning of the session and leave a mobile contact number with her.
While we are lucky enough to be based at the JRFC, coffee, and bacon rolls will be available after training.