Junior rugby coaching enthusiasm praised
Nelson franchisees Colin and Linda Bartlett enjoyed seeing the value the CrestClean LeslieRugby Junior Rugby Coaching Programme session provided junior rugby players and coaches.
The coaching session was held at Sports Park in Motueka.
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.
The high level of enthusiasm shown by junior rugby players and coaches throughout the session was refreshing, Linda says.
“Players and coaches enjoyed the content and they also enjoyed seeing it put into practice. There was a great turnout and we really enjoyed watching the session,” she says.