CrestClean LeslieRugby Junior Rugby Coaching Sessions “extremely valuable”
South Canterbury Regional Manager Robert Glenie is looking forward to passing on the skills and drills he has learnt at the CrestClean LeslieRugby Junior Rugby Coaching Programme to his junior rugby team.
About 15 coaches and 30 kids attended the session that was held at Alpine Energy Stadium in Timaru.
The programme is aimed at junior rugby coaches and/or parents who are interested in coaching the game in the future. It promotes fundamental skill development and makes it easier for junior team coaches to deliver a high value rugby practice. The programme also ensures players are given an enjoyable and beneficial experience. Coaches receive a pocket-sized Skills and Drills booklet that makes it easier for them to train teams.
During each session, which are run by former Highlanders and Scotland Captain John Leslie, a team of 12-year-olds demonstrate 14 core skills while he explains his coaching philosophies and tips for keeping the energy high and the game fun for kids.
Robert says the coaching session and content was extremely valuable.
“I coach the Allenton U11.5s in Ashburton and I’m looking forward to putting what I’ve learnt into practice at our next and future training nights,” he says. “The content was great. The way all of the content was organised and flowed from one event to the next so the kids didn’t get bored was great. It was a fantastic event to be involved in and we all learnt so much.”