Under 13's Information Page for Coaches & Parents 11.01.17

Under 13’s DPP Rugby – 11.01.17

General Update and Information for Parents and Coaches

Welcome to the Under 13’s DPP Programme for Season 2016-17!

Its an exciting time to be joining and involved in the DPP programme as many things are happening at the moment as we refine the programme based on feedback from those involved in the last couple of years.    

There will be ten sessions over the course of the season, broken into two blocks of five with the fifth session in each block taking the form of a Festival to be played at Kingston Park.

We are very lucky to be working very closely with the Falcons Academy coaching team, some of whom will be at the Induction Session on the 29th January.

DPP Pages have just been updated with information for the 29th January so please do have a look at the page that is relevant to you.

The first block of five dates have also just been finalised and information will be put on relevant pages in the next 48 hours.    The first block of five sessions finishes on Sunday 9th April with the Festival at Kingston Park.  There will then be a break before the next block of five sessions begins in July.

Ash Smith is the lead coach for the West Centre and Dougie Hall is the lead coach for the North Centre.   Lead Coaches for the City and Coast Centres are currently being confirmed and once known, updates will be put on the two pages.   Contact details for people involved in the coaching and administration of the DPP programme can be found on the relevant age group and area page.

If any Under 13’s coaches would like to get involved with the DPP coaching programme, please do get in touch with Claire at the County Office claire.sharpe@northumberlandrfu.co.uk  Please note you need to be a minimum of a Level Two coach.

As well as having individual age group and area pages on the website, we also use the home page on the website to communicate with you – events notifications and the NRU Twitter feed.  There is now also (this is new!) a DPP Facebook page for parents.  Note, this is a closed group for U13 and U14 DPP Rugby only.  The link to the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthumberlandDPP/  Please do join as lead coaches will use this page to get messages to players – just make sure you read what is relevant to your age group and area (we will make sure messages are clearly marked for the relevant group!).

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Claire at the County Office on 0191 2864399 / claire.sharpe@northumberlandrfu.co.uk.

Please note, if you have not already completed and returned the Representative Rugby Form for your son / guardian, please do so as soon as possible as he will not be allowed to participate on the 29th January unless paperwork has been completed.

Thank You