New Season Notes
Welcome to Under 11s
New Season Notes
We have an impressive number of highly qualified and experienced coaches and are always look for more.
New Players joining use this year.
I hope I have included here everything that you need to know if your child would like to join us at Petersfield and see if they enjoy rugby. Please feel free to phone me to confirm any points.
Under 11 means; a child that at mid-night on August 31st this year is 10. If your child is older than this (even by a day) they are most welcome to join our older age groups.
We play rugby union at Petersfield. Based on the new RFU guidelines being adopted, this year we will still be introducing tackling but the rest of the game will be very similar to the tag rugby we played last year. For those not quite ready to tackle, holding the ball carrier below the arms for 3 second also constitutes a tackle.
Some of our children do also play a different style of contact rugby at school and this has always proven to be totally complementary.
First Sunday in September but new comers are always welcomed throughout the season.
9:50 ready to make a start 10:00 am
Petersfield Rugby Club, Penns Place
If you are joining us for the first time anything suitably warm goes but studded boots are normally an advantage.
We always want your child to be warm and as dry as possible so please bring suitable clothing based on the weather but it can get quite windy.
There are normally some second hand stalls at the beginning of the season where you can pick up some great bargains whilst also helping club funds.
By the end of the season most children will have studded boots, club shorts, shirt and socks (these are required for matches) they will also probably have a training top and leggings.
Rugby boots or football boots with rugby studs are also fine. Blades are not suitable for contact rugby.
Gum shields are required if you wish to play in our age group. The RFU says that although highly recommend they are not compulsory but we as an age group have decided for us, they are.
There are very affordable versions that you place in hot-ish water, then placed into your child’s mouth and shaped by biting into it. Allowed to cool and it holds the profile.
Please bring your child a drink. Many also bring a small snack (biscuit / fruit) etc.
Available after the session in the club house which is located in the main stadium complex as are soft drinks, food and club kit.
We take regular breaks and finish at about 12:00.
Can I leave my Child?
Yes but please leave you contact details with Matthew Elsom our manager
Everyone has to be polite, to listen and to learn to work as a team. However good or not so good they are they get equal opportunities to do everything.
Oh and it’s all about space and they have to run for the gaps. It’s a bonus when we score a try but having fun playing is the most important.
We have a comprehensive match schedule where your child will have the opportunity to play many home and away games. We also attend a selection of festivals and tournaments.
We have an optional but highly commended weekend tour. We play silly tour games, stay away the night and normally end up by the sea side. The children have fun too.
Who are the Coaches?
As with nearly all clubs, enthusiastic parents who have been Advanced CRB checked.
PRFC is and maintains its high ranking as a successful club by actively promoting and funding coaching and refereeing certified training courses for suitable applicants (normally parents).
This year, as last year, we are lucky to have dedicated group of coaches with varying degrees of experience.
If you already know the benefits of rugby please promote PRFC to other parents and encourage them to bring their children down this season for a try.
What Happens at the younger age end of a Ruby club
We are simply a group of parents working hard for our children, just like most other successful clubs. We have no large, unfriendly corporate structure, quite the opposite in fact, we have the standard sized, friendly, highly effective committee, just like the others.
So we have the same passion that I know many of the others have but we also have the most fantastic camaraderie and success on the pitch means we deliver, in my opinion, the complete package.
As with any sport there is always the possibility of some bumps and scratches and we work really hard to avoid these. Please view our web site any other informative sites to familiarise yourself the nature of our sport and its infrequent but potential injuries.
Your child is welcome to try it out first, free, no attendance fee.
When you are happy that your child wishes to continue, (this is normally evident within the first 3 sessions) we then ask you to complete our application form and the standard seasonal fee.
I hope to see you (and your child) on Sunday