Welcome to the under 9's page. This age group is for children in the school year 4 age group starting on 1st September, i.e. children aged 8 on the 1st of September 2018.
The coaches for this age group are
Neil Smurthwaite Tel M 07836 676 639
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
When do the squad train
The squad train from September to April on a Sunday Morning 10am -11am
When do the squad play matches
During the playing season September - April matches are on Sunday Mornings 11am - Noon.
How do I join
New players boys or girls are always welcome to join. If you are interested in playing mini tag rugby come down to Copley on any training session or match day and ask for the team manager or lead coach.
or contact Dave Butler via e-mail email@example.com
or telephone 01422 371672
There are a few roles we would like parents to help with and take some of the workload off the coaches.
If there are any parents who would like to help with the coaching please contact them. We will arrange courses you can attend and develop your coaching skills.
We also would like a parent or parents to help with writing match reports for the website and the local newspaper. Its not a big job, we just require the match results, Names of players in each team, the try scorers and any awards eg man of the match. If you wish you can add a match summary.
We require a team manager to welcome new squad players and explain the procedures. Once they have completed a trial period and happy to continue playing, ensure they complete a membership form and become RFU registered and hold a player ID card to allow them to play competitive games.
After an excellent first season of competitive rugby the squad this season will build on this foundation. The squad should be looking to run with the ball and try to evade a tagger and also look and pass and receive the the ball whilst running. The game also moves from 4 a side to 6 a side so a liitle less space on the pitch. This starts to make players look at spacial awareness.
We will be looking for new players to join and boost the squad numbers to be able to run at least 2 teams the Cougars and the Jaguars so everyone gets a game. If numbers increase as the season progresses then we will form a third team. During training sessions the squad is often split into 2 groups, the experienced players and the new player development squad. This allows the new players to learn the basic skills at their own pace and when up to speed can transfer to the experienced player squad.
So if you are new to the game just come down on a Sunday morning 10am - Noon September to April for some free taster sessions before deciding to join. We are based in Copley and please check the under 8s fixture list to see when they are training or have home games some weeks they play away games at other clubs.
The under 9s play 7 a side contact rugby on a 60 x 30m pitch. On match day Sundays the squad meet at 10am and train/warm up till 11am when the matches start. The main change this season is the introduction of the tackle and this is seen as a major change in the child's development. Some Sundays are dedicated to training/player development, these are on average one Sunday per month (see fixtures on the menu bar). For more information on the under 9s activities/development click on the link below.
Under 9s development
Under 9s rules of play
Anyone interested in sponsoring the Minis please contact any of the coaches or people below. The amount can be as little as £5 upwards. The money goes into a pot to buy equipment such as balls, tag belts, tackle shields, training shirts, coaching tops, marker cones and poles. The list is endless there is always new equipment to buy or replace worn out equipment.
Please contact Dave Butler via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01422 371672
If you require any kit please see Dave Butler on a Sunday morning. You can also e-mail your kit requirements to Dave to check he has them in stock and reserve for you to collect on the following Sunday.
contact Dave Butler via e-mail email@example.com