Welcome to the under 6's page. The under 6 section, known as the Micros, allows boys and girls aged 4 and 5 to start learning how to play tag rugby. They do not play competitive games until they reach their 6th birthday, then they can join in with the under 7's squad.
As there has been an overwhelming demand for this age group, we are currently running two sessions on Sunday mornings: - 10am - 11am and 11am - 12 noon.
If you are interested in joining the Micros you must email me first, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Micros team manager, email@example.com, so we can confirm that there are places available.
Micro Rugby is where it all begins. New players are almost always enthusiastic and want to get stuck in right away, but like everything, you have to learn to walk before you run. Therefore, at Micro level we spend time having fun whilst developing fundamental skills, and learning the rules at the same time. The most important thing is that the children learn how to play the game safely and in the right spirit.
What does your child need to join and enjoy Micro rugby?
A willingness to listen and join in is a good starting point. We would ask that the kids come with a pair of football boots or trainers, several layers of warm clothing. An ability to get dirty (which most kids have) is good, and a get up and go attitude is a big help.
The aims of the Micros are:
Everything we do is designed to ensure that, first and foremost, all participants have fun and are enthusiastic about their rugby training. Every week we introduce a variety of exercises designed to develop basic individual and team skills through play. We promote healthy competition but always with a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and encouragement.
As parents ourselves we treat the safety of your children as paramount when planning our sessions. Tag rugby at this age level is non-contact, in that we do not play to tackle or encourage aggression towards each other. But don't expect any clean shirts because children seem to love the mud!
Develop good hand-eye coordination, balance and agility. A healthy lifestyle, involving healthy eating and drinking as well as exercise. Your child gets "The feel good factor" through exercise, helping towards your chid feeling happy and content. Your child is encouraged to play in teams, teaching important social skills, friendship, discipline and team building.
Building for the future
We consider it a great honour to be the people giving your children their first taste of rugby, and aim to ensure the healthy behaviours our sport helps to develop serve your children well in the future and keep them coming back for years to come.
If you have any questions about our Under 6 Micros rugby please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katy at email@example.com.