Tor RFC Minis & Juniors - U8
The U8s team is for children in School Year 3 (a player’s age grade is determined by their age at midnight on 31st August at the beginning of each Season and that age grade applies for the whole Season.)
The focus is on having fun, and we welcome players of all shapes, sizes, experience and ability. The children come from a mix of local schools, and so it is a great opportunity for them to meet new friends.
The team trains every Sunday at Tor and have a series of matches home and away agains other clubs in the region. Towards the end of the season there is the opportunity to play in rugby festivals which are ’round robin’ competitions against local clubs.
Under 8s play non contact tag rugby, in teams of 5 or 6 a-side. The focus is on fun – ensuring the players enjoy the game whilst they build on their skills for the future. At Tor we have RFU accredited volounteer coaches who provide the training for the children, with support (when available) from someof the senior team players.
The rules for U8 tag rugby can be found here : UNDER 8s RULES OF PLAY (Tag Rugby)
More information on Age Grade Rugby can be found on the RFU Website
12 Nov 17 – The season has started really well and all of the coaches are impressed at how the players are improving. We are also delighted to welcome Mark to the U8 coaching team – the more coaches we have, the better! We now have 23 players registered in the U8s section, and so we have already seen the benefits of being able to coach smaller groups, and it also makes it easier for coaches to take a week off!
Hopefully the new 1000 start time will give families a bit more of their afternoon back, and it also allows for the club to be used for some of the older youth teams, as well as the ever growing girls team. See you next week at Crewkerne!
1 Oct 17 – The team are really starting to get the hang of this rugby malarky! We have 20 players currently registered in the U8s and so far, all of the coaches are really impressed at how keen they all are. We have had some great training sessions and last weeks training game against Burnham, was a great introduction for some of the team to their first competitive game. We are playing Yeovil away on Sunday 8 October, which is just South of Yeovil on the Dorchester Road BA22 9TR. Please try and get there by 10am, and if you can confirm attendance (or otherwise) on Teamer, that would be a great help. We will have some spare shirts for those players who have not been able to get their Tor Tops yet… See you there!
3 Sept 17 – First Training Session of the new season! U8s had 14 players this week, including 2 new players, Grace and Jack. Despite the rain, the kids were all very enthusiastic and excited to be back. We started off with a good warm up session of Stuck in the Mud, into some passing training which developed into 2 mini games and finished off with big game of Tag.
U8 Coaching Staff – Season 2017/18