Guildford Rugby Football Club

Micros JDP

Player Development Pathway

Age Group: Micros

LTAD Stage: ACTIVE START

Train/Match: Just lots of FUN games

Window of Optimal Trainability (Focus of athletic training)

Introduce the development of the FUNdamentals of movement
• Locomotion – Walking, running, dodging, Jumping, hopping, skipping & galloping
• Stability skills (Static & dynamic) – Landing, balancing & rotation
• Manipulative skills – throwing, catching, kicking, dribbling & passing.

The ABCs (Agility, Balance and Coordination)

Overall coaching approach

FUN, FUN, FUN with lots of different Games.
• It is not about Rugby at this age.
• It is about skills that allow Rugby to happen later.
• Keep them active. Minimal breaks / keep it simple
• Use lots of different balls (Rugby, Tennis, football etc.)
• Don’t worry if they don’t like participating at this age, esp if cold and wet. Don’t push…Can always try again when they are older

No festivals / matches etc.

Player Capacities
(Consolidate and develop previous age skills)

TECHNICAL

Individual skills

  • Passing
  • Catching
  • Running with a ball

Intro to Unit skills

  • Passing to a friend
  • Pick up and place a ball

Lots of different games / all sports / different balls etc.

Older players – Intro to rugby game

TACTICAL

Engaged

FUN

PHYSICAL

Agility

Awareness of body space

Balance – Static & dynamic

Co-ordination and manipulation

Speed & Locomotion

MENTAL

Self confidence

Positive attitude to sport

Self esteem

Have loads of FUN!

LIFESTYLE / PERSONAL

Basic socialisation skills

Sharing

Fairness

Enjoyment

Meet new friends

 

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