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Tigers Rugby Camps | ‘Contact’ explained

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Leicester Tigers Rugby Camps are in full swing having kicked off our summer tour at Stamford School, Shipston on Stour RUFC and Scarborough RUFC this week. 

Not only are the camps a fantastic way to develop your game and enjoy professional coaching, but for many young players they are a great stepping stone to help prepare for moving up the age grades. 

Scarborough camp
Youngsters took part in the first-ever rugby camp at Scarborough RUFC

The club runs two types of camps for youngsters; U7-U8s tag rugby and full-week camps for U9-U18s.

From U9’s and above, we begin to introduce young players to the contact-based games and technical skill breakdowns within managed sessions, we believe are important for each player to develop their own awareness, understanding and decision making abilities. 

Ultimately, our camps are about empowering players to put these elements into practice when the new season comes around.

Exercises such as tackle techniques, wrestling techniques and a player’s bodyshape at the breakdown are important skills that introduce and prepare young players for contact, before implementing in game-based scenarios. 

Steve Hanna, Tigers community rugby manager, said: “Our priority is always the welfare and safety of the players ensuring they thoroughly enjoy their week with Tigers as well as being challenged on a daily basis. 

“We evaluate playing and weather conditions as well as player fatigue every day and our experienced head coaches will adjust the content of the camps accordingly, making sure that all players develop new and existing skills and knowledge whilst they have a fun week.”

All Tigers rugby camps coaches meet the highest standards across child welfare and coaching qualifications, including enhanced DBS clearances, minimum Level 2 coaching and first aid as well as Premiership Rugby minimum standard Level 3. 

Parents are requested to provide relevant medical history or details on previous injuries upon booking to ensure first aiders are best informed, alongside the support of a dedicated welfare officer at each camp. 

Find out more about our rugby camp FAQs by clicking here

There’s still time to book onto our upcoming camps as we head across the UK. Find your nearest camp at the link below.