Guildford Rugby Football Club

Under 6s JDP

Player Development Pathway

Age Group: Under 6s

LTAD Stage: ACTIVE START

Train/Match: Games

Window of Optimal Trainability (Focus of athletic training)

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

The ABCs (Agility, Balance and Coordination)

Overall coaching approach

FUN, FUN, FUN varied Game approach

Lots of different games / all sports

No festivals etc.

Player Capacities
(Consolidate and develop previous age skills)

TECHNICAL

Individual skills

  • Passing to the chest
  • Catching with two hands
  • Tag tackle

Intro to Unit skills

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

TACTICAL

Intro to tag rugby

Team focus – ensure all players attempt to touch the ball.

PHYSICAL

Agility

Awareness of body space

Balance – Static & dynamic

Co-ordination and manipulation

Speed & Locomotion

MENTAL

Self confidence

Positive attitude to sport

Self esteem

LIFESTYLE / PERSONAL

iTREADS

  • Inclusive : Teamwork : Respect : Enjoyment : Discipline : Sportsmanship

Co-operation

Basic socialisation skills

Sharing

Fairness

 

Law variations - Under 6s

Players per side: 4

Max pitch size: 20 x 12

Minutes per half: 10

Max game time per day: 50

Additional variations: 50

Coaching tips: Referee as a coach / Free flowing play / knock-on not penalised