Rugby today and rugby tomorrow.
Clinics allow rugby players to receive special evaluation and instruction as they hone their rugby skills. The rugby clinics focus on the four tenets of rugby: tackling, passing, kicking, and conditioning.
- Location: the Stadium at Infinity Park
- When: 5-6:30pm
- Who: Boys and girls, ages 8-18
- Cost: $20 per clinic, or $100 for all 6
Next Clinic: March 8
Rugby Tackling Clinic
Mastering rugby tackling principles allow players to tackle more effectively and safely. Increased confidence and awareness when tackling leads to better results. The rugby tackle is safer for the head and more efficient to bring down ball carriers!
The Rugby Tackling Clinic is an innovative clinic designed to teach players of all ages how to tackle properly and safely. The clinic is designed to emphasize rugby tackling principles allowing players to tackle more effectively and safely. The clinic will give players the confidence needed to contact properly thus avoiding injury.
Next Clinic: March 22
Rugby Skills Clinic – Catch, Pass & Decision Making
Players will develop fundamental game pass and catch technique. They will extend proper pass and catch technique to quality skill success under game type situations. Confidence to pass and catch will be improved through simulated pressure scenarios. As decision making under pressure improves self-belief in their skills set will go up.
Next Clinic: April 12
Rugby Skills Clinic – Support Play and the Breakdown
Players will learn to run support lines and provide multiple options to teammates. We will develop confidence in contact and combat skills in the breakdown with the purpose of using the most effective technique to maintain possession, or win the ball from the opposition.
Next Clinic: April 26
Rugby Kicking Clinic
The Kicking Clinic is designed to focus on teaching the method of kicking out of hand, developing the different styles of kicks, as well as teaching how to mentally focus on accuracy. Players will be instructed on the variety of kicks to include; spiral, drop, place, grubber, chip and up-and-under. Developing different styles of kicks requires mental focus and practice. Over time, improve accuracy by instilling the right techniques.
Next Clinic: May 10
Rugby Skills Clinic – Backline Play
The backs provide the speed, agility and evasiveness required to open up the defense and in many cases to score tries. Backline movements look to search for space and weakness in the defensive back line. We will break down and teach basic backline principals of attack from set piece play and open play. We will then break in to the defensive principals of back line defense, forcing units and covering unit. Finally we will break into position specific play: halfbacks, mid-field and the back three and in combination.
Next Clinic: May 24
Rugby Skills Clinic – Forward Play, Scrums & Line-outs
The forward pack, with both front row, second row and back row positions, comes with specializations beyond size, strength and power. Join us and improve your forward pack knowledge and technique with special attention to set piece and open play. We will focus on safety and body position in the scrum and the use of proper techniques to insure a safe and enjoyable experience. As with the scrum we will use proper technique in the line-out to emphasize safety in the lift, jump and delivery of the ball and player. Players will learn their roles as forwards in open play based on an attacking pass, catch and run mindset. Finally we will break into position specific play: front row, second row and the back row loose forwards.