What can I expect when I join a SCC Rugby Academy team?
At the SCC Rugby Academy we develop players of all skill levels, whether you are a beginner or come to us as a more experienced player.
Our emphasis is to improve the basic fundamentals skills, transferring the SCC structure of play through all age groups and, most importantly, fun and team-work. A main focus for our Head Coaches is to structure sessions which allow for as much repetition and player involvement as possible.
A typical training session for most age groups will involve some strength and conditioning and basic ball skills before going into team play. Sessions regularly end with practice games focussed on incorporating the session’s key techniques.
From U4s to U12 (inclusive) our Saturday training sessions, tournaments and the league are mixed groups (boys and girls). Following SRU rules, from U13, teams are separated into boys only and girls only. Therefore, on Saturday mornings groups train at rugby in mixed sessions from U4-U12 and from U13 is all boys. Girls who want to continue playing contact rugby transition onto Sunday mornings where we provide contact training sessions for female players as well as Girls’ Touch.
At SCC Rugby Academy the emphasis is always on safety. Our head coaches are World Rugby qualified. We always have a qualified medics pitch side at all training sessions and matches.