Age Group: Under 16's
LTAD Stage: Train to Compete
Train/ Match: 50:50
Develop Fitness, specialisation of Rugby Skills & Tactics.
Strength: 12 months after PHV (which will vary for every player) / appropriate weight training to be taught.
Multi-functional role development – don’t Pigeon hole!
VERY IMPORTANT – Be sensitive to the physical changes in the players (not all the same) as this effects training.
Most (not all) Player positions will be set / Specialisation.
CREATE GAME PRESSURE IN TRAINING.
(Consolidate and develop previous age skills)
Consolidate & 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)
Agility / (Personal conditioning)
Position specific conditioning
Strength (Window – 12months after growth spurt slows)
Weight training (taught / supervised)
Personal preparation & warm-up
Controlled breathing & relaxation
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: Be aware of player’s growth spurt / PHV, as training needs to be adjusted. Concentrate on Building fitness and position specific skills & Team play. REMEMBER TO KEEP IT FUN and to treat as young adults, as players will start to be tempted away from Rugby.