WEST AREA RUGBY
Lead Coach - Ash Smith. Tel. 07547 257139
Information on this page is specific to the West Area (U13's) ONLY.
Please note this page will be updated from time to time with messages for players and parents. Letters are not being sent to players - all information you need will be here.
Alternative contact (if unable to get in touch with Ash) is Claire at the County Office as she will be able to help with any queries (0191 2864399 / email@example.com )
** West DPP Dates - Block 2**
Saturday 3rd June – U13’s and U14’s at KP from 10am to 2pm
Monday 12th June – Under 13’s from 6pm to 7.30pm, Under 14’s from 7.30pm to 9pm at Ponteland RFC
Monday 26th June – Under 13’s from 6pm to 7.30pm, Under 14’s from 7.30pm to 9pm at Ponteland RFC
Monday 10th July - Under 13’s from 6pm to 7.30pm, Under 14’s from 7.30pm to 9pm at Ponteland RFC
Fri or Sat 1st or 2nd September – Under 13’s (as now) Festival at KP. (No session on this date for the Under 14’s.) The Festival finishes the block for the current Under 13’s. The next block for this group (as Under 14's) begins on the 19th January.
04.05.17 Dates for the Block 2 DPP Sessions – Under 13’s
Hello again! Following on from the very successful Festivals held on the 9th April, the next block of DPP dates are now being finalised.
Before we post them, we wanted to give you the reasons why we designed the block the way we have.
The main block of dates (four in total) will fall in June and July with their Festival (5th date in the block) taking place either on the 1st or 2nd September (dependent on pitch availability at KP).
We have decided to go with the slightly earlier summer dates to avoid, as much as possible, people being away on summer holidays as we know we had some disappointed boys who were unable to attend block one sessions as they were away.
We have also decided to avoid holding any DPP training sessions September and October for a multitude of reasons…
- The move from Under 13 to Under 14 - the boys have enough to deal with moving up the age grade rugby calendar and all that entails with the bigger pitch, lineout and scrum changes and kicking at goal now allowed.
- Many of the boys will also be moving up to High School so have huge changes to contend with within their school life.
- There is the Friendly Festival at the end of September
- We don’t want to over-play the boys and ram them with so much rugby they can’t think straight!
- And finally - we want them to enjoy their rugby – not see it as a chore!
Within each block of five there will be one date which is based at the Falcons and is a four hour session. This will be split into an hour in the Falcons Gym doing Strength and Conditioning, an hour on the pitch spent on specialist skills, an hour playing conditioned games and an hour for lunch. We will give you more information on this session once the dates are released.
So keep an eye out – dates will be coming soon!