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Coachclass Extra Curricular Rugby Clubs

Our Coachclass After School and Lunch Time Rugby Programme is now bigger and better for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Our programme has been designed to develop your child's physical, psychological and social skills, as well as encouraging rugby-specific and athletic skills such as agility, balance, coordination, speed, passing, catching and evasion. The success, popularity and growth of our Coachclass After School and Lunch Time Clubs across our community demonstrates the quality of our programme and the coaches who work hard to consistently deliver to high quality standards.

The Coachclass After School and Lunch Time Clubs are delivered as part of the Grassroots Rugby and Education Pillars of Activity of the Wasps Community Foundation, and are embedded within the Wasps Community Schools Programme

Our CoacHclass After School and Lunch Time Clubs are designed to meet the school's needs and our coaches can deliver Tag Rugby, or Tag to Tackle sessions.

What is Tag Rugby? Tag Rugby is a game played by teams of up to six players. Each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it. The defenders have to pull one of the velcro tags from the ball-carrying attacking player, to force the player to pass the ball. The game is fast and exciting and develops the players’ agility, balance & coordination while focusing on the FUNdamental core skills of non-contact rugby.

What is Tag to Tackle? Tag to Tackle is a process that gradually introduces the skills required for Contact Rugby. The coaches will use the fundamental Tag Rugby skills, and make subtle changes to games and activities to increase the emphasis on certain techniques. As the programme progresses, the tag Rugby elements will be phased out, and it is our aim that each and every participant will know how to perform the basic Contact Rugby skills in a safe and effective way by the end of the course.

Tag Rugby is a game played by teams of upto six players. Each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it. The defenders have to pull one of the velcro tags from the ball-carrying attacking player, to force the player to pass the ball. The game is fast and exciting and develops the players’ agility, balance & coordination while focusing on the FUNdamental core skills of non-contact rugby.

How do the children develop? Experienced players and new players to the game are challenged and rewarded alike by our experienced coaching staff in a safe, active, purposeful and enjoyable player-centred environment. The programme delivery incorporates the London Wasps Community Foundation Grassroots Pillar of Activity main development themes for young people, while promoting the Rugby Football Union’s Core Values:

  • Physical development - using healthy, enjoyable exercise
  • Skill development - helping children improve performance levels
  • Social development - using team games, co-operative skills and fair play
  • Mental development - establishing and reinforcing confidence and self esteem

TEAMWORK – RESPECT – ENJOYMENT – DISCIPLINE – SPORTSMANSHIP

Each week a new theme of skills was focused on to develop the players in to full Tag Rugby by the last week. The sessions followed the Wasps TAG-ME model:

  • Tagging and Defence Skills
  • Agility, Balance, Co-ordination and Speed
  • Game Understanding and Decision-Making
  • Mental skills, Tactical appreciation and Teamwork development
  • Enjoyable exercise in a fun and rewarding environment

SchoolStart DateCostFor Ages/School Year GroupBooking Details
Denham Village Infant School
Denham
18th September 2014
(11-session course)
£49.50
+£2.50 booking fee
Year R, 1 and 2
Tag Rugby
Click here for booking information

To find out more, or to book an After School Tag Rugby Club for your school, please email Ian Isham or contact the Community Team on 01494 531122.