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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Training next season (U12,U15 and U18)

  • Our new coaching team of Simon Hill, Kirsten Sparks and Danielle Edwards were introduced to everyone last night. For those who weren't there (and maybe for those who were!) the outcome of discussions between the coaches and payers was...
  • Training will begin on Sunday 19th August starting at 10.30. We know that some people will be away (chances are I will be) but we need to start early with the first county day being 9th September.
  • Midweek training looks like being Thursdays, for all the reasons discussed - ie. principally the availability of pitches and coaches, but also concerns about Tuesday being too close to the previous Sunday. Timings may be earlier as well - 6.00 to 7.30 was what was being discussed - as that will give us full access to the whole pitch before the 1st and 3rd XVs start their sessions. We know that this will not be convienient for everyone - but then no evening will be. If Thursdays really would be impossible let us know (email or comments) - until its gets dark in October we may be able to do other days.
  • All ages will train at the same time, and - as much as possible - together. With three coaches there will be opportunities to take smaller or less experienced players aside when this is appropriate, but the difference in rules and tactics and such between U18 and U15 rugby next season will be minimal. It is also felt that U15s will benefit from working in a larger group, and also against larger (but not actually that much larger!) opponents. U12s will also be integrated into this as much as is feasible and appropriate. It is, however, probable that one coach will take responsibility for a particular age group - Simon for the U18s perhaps, Danni or Kirsten for the U15s/U12s - but we will see how that evolves.

Anyway, comments welcome as usual.


  1. thursdays no go for me cause of athletics training...making early will be difficult for me an charly cause of the distances

  2. Thursday is scout night for Sam & Phil

  3. On the start time, worth metioning that the proposal is to swicth from a 75 minute session starting at 6.45 to a 90 minute session from 6.00. On other words, even if you could only make it by c6.30/6.45 you'd still get almost as much in as you did before (and most people were on the ground by 6.30ish).

    Clear the day of the week is another issue, and largely out of our control.


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