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Young players learn from the masters

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Youngsters from all around the UK took part in Leicester Tigers Masterclass coaching series on the Welford Road pitch during the school half-term holiday.  

The one-day coaching masterclasses offer position-specific rugby training for players aged from under-11s to under-16s and up to under-18 girls with advice from Tigers’ top coaches and players.
The opening day on Tuesday was based on Attack and Decision Making, led by Tigers first-teamer Matt Smith, and showed different attacking plays and skills required in the modern game.
Wednesday saw coach Brett Deacon take a lead on Breakdown and Defence, with young players gaining an appreciation of defensive play.
Scrum coach Boris Stankovich then put the age groups through their paces on Thursday in a Forward Play masterclass and how to gain an upper hand in the thick of the action.
On the final day, Tigers hosted a Girls Masterclass led by former club captain and coach Ian ‘Dosser’ Smith.
Sean Kenny watched his son Elliot take part in the Attack and Decision Making session and said: “He was very excited this morning and couldn’t wait to get stuck in. He’s a massive Tigers fan, so to walk out on to the pitch here today has been a real treat.”
During half-term week, Tigers Rugby Camps were also hosted at Stoke-on-Trent RFC and at Wymondham RFC in Norfolk with sessions over three and four days.
The next set of Tigers Rugby Camps are hosted at Stamford School, Lincolnshire (July 24-28), Swaffham RFC, Norfolk (July 24-28) and Diss RFC, Norfolk (July 31-August 4).
To see dates and venues for all of the upcoming Tigers rugby Camps, click here. To book your place, click here or phone the team on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).