Age Group: Colts U17/18s
LTAD Stage: Train to Complete
Train/ Match: 50:50
Develop Fitness, specialisation of Rugby Skills & Tactics.
Develop Multi-functional role under match conditions
Improvise / Problem solving in match conditions.
Most (not all) Player positions will be set / Specialisation.
CREATE GAME PRESSURE IN TRAINING.
17/18 year olds may have opportunities to train and compete with adults (under strict RFU conditions/regulations)
(Consolidate and develop previous age skills)
Develop Individual / Team skills under match conditions
Backline attack – Multiple phases in match conditions.
Backline defence (Prevent penetration through defensive line / attempt to regain possession.
Kicking & Catching
Laws / Ethics
Principles (Team play)
Multi-sprint endurance / Speed / Power / Agility / (Personal conditioning)
Position specific conditioning
Strength (Window – 12months after growth spurt slows) – Weight training (taught / supervised)
Personal preparation & warm-up, Controlled breathing & relaxation
Independent thinking / Ambition / Life balance (Coping with pressure & SETBACKS)
Awareness of leadership demands and responsibilities.
Role model for younger players
Players per side: 15
Max pitch size: 100 x 70
Minutes per half: 35
Max game time per day: 80
Additional variations: 80
Coaching tips: Increase pressure on all skills, to reflect match conditions. / Game management / Decision making by individual players / REMEMBER TO KEEP IT FUN and treat as young adults, as players will start to be tempted away from Rugby