Rugby and Tag Rugby
At Icanwin, we offer two different types of rugby clubs to ensure we suit the needs of your children and your school. Both types are available for children in key stage two and are taught by our professional and specialist Icanwin rugby coaches. Find out more about rugby and tag rugby below, or contact us directly if you would like some advice about which one would be better for your school.
Tag rugby is a minimal contact version of , which is ideal for children who have not previously experienced rugby before. It is a beginners sport and can be played be children of varying age. This club is ideal for combining children who've never touched a rugby ball, to experienced players as it only applies the basic concepts of rugby. Generally played in the 7 a side format, it’s brilliant when combining female and male groups as physical strength is not a key factor. Instead of focusing on strength, our expert coaches work with the children to develop their speed, stamina and endurance skills. Focusing on the development of tactics is a vital part of tag rugby; with this in mind, our coaches’ work with the children, helping them to become a stronger team.
Our rugby clubs start with children from 7 years and onwards. Sessions are designed to be fun filled with the children beginning to learn the key skills within rugby. Over the sessions, children build their ball-handling and team building skills. As the weeks develop, they will hone their ball and tagging skills, working towards mini-matches within the clubs. Full training and full contact rugby is only introduced to children in years 5-6 under the strict guidance and supervision of our experienced coaches. Within both age bands, children will learn about the rules within the game and be given an insight into key position within the game. They will be given the opportunity to experience playing in different positions, allowing them to develop their own role within the game.
Rugby top tips
Rugby can be a tough game, but by staying mentally and physically fit for play can help you stay one step ahead of the competition. Here are some of our tips for helping you on the road to success.
- Be aware, alert and expect to receive a pass at any time.
- Catching a high kick can be tricky, so once committed keep your eye on the ball at all times.
- Quality hand-eye co-ordination is important. You need to know how to hold the ball properly when you go into contact, so practice, practice, and practice again.
- If you are part of the line out make sure you know the calls.
- “Spaces not faces” – in other words, look out for the gaps and avoid contact.
- Play safe, always wear a gum guard.
7 reasons why your child should stay active with ICanWin Sports
- 01.Healthy body Regular physical activity helps build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints along with helping kids achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
- 02.Better Academic and social skills Research shows that exercise promotes improved school attendance and enhances academic performance also aids in the development of important interpersonal skills.
- 03.Healthy Mind Exercise helps improve motor coordination and enhances the development of various motor performance skills.
- 04.Disease prevention Participating in regular physical activity prevents or delays the development of many chronic diseases and promotes health.
- 05.Better sleep Exersice improves the quantity and quality of sleep.
- 06.Happier children Kids who exercise have greater self-esteem and better self-image. Children who are active report fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression and a better overall mood.
- 07.Fun, Fun, Fun Ikanwin staff work very hard to ensure that kids are learning and having the best time possiable. Staying active is important and should be as much fun as possiable