New for 2019 - 20 season our rugby development camps are specifically designed around the Sale Sharks Academy Player Development Model (Sharks DNA) and the RFU Age Grade Rugby Codes of Practise.
Sale Sharks Academy staff believe there are 4 aspects required for players to play the future game:
Defensive Warriors: Players who regularly demonstrate the ability to repeatedly make effective decisions in defence which will disrupt the opposition. These players show the bravery to be enthusiastic tacklers, to get off the floor quickly and to contest possession.
Creative Attackers: Players who regularly demonstrate the ability to combine technical skill and tactical decision making to create attacking opportunities during game play. These players show the coordination to run, kick, pass effectively whilst at speed.
Relentless Athletes: The potential for physical capacity of a fast, robust player to repeatedly perform high-intensity efforts and recover quickly. These players demonstrate the ability to play the future game in their capacity for work and some will have the physical attributes required to play the current modern game.
Best Teammates: Players with the ability to self-organise, take responsibility, and build relationships to perform effectively as part of a team. These players are well prepared for training sessions and accept others and develop friendships. They show a point of difference in their attitude.
Sale Sharks Development Camps offer young players the opportunity to develop alongside our RFU qualified coaches and a selection of first team players who provide the perfect balance of insight and intensity in a fun environment.
Each camp runs every day from 9:30am - 3:00pm and includes a range of rugby skills, activities and games for understanding designed around our coaching philosophy:
“A player centred approach to coaching, focused on core skill development and delivered through adaptive games”.
Our rugby development camps will have a focus on:
- Core Skill Development: - Running, Evasion, Handling, Kicking & Tackling
- Principles of Play: - Contest Possession, Go Forward, Support, Continuity, Pressure, Score
- Games for Understanding: - Constraint Led Coaching Approach
Each attendee will require a packed lunch & snacks, clothing suitable for the weather - spare clothing is advised, a water bottle, sun cream (hopefully), mouth guard*, football/rugby boots and trainers.
*Mouth guards are optional for those participants aged 6-7, and mandatory for those aged 8 and over.