The transition from U10 rugby to U11 is often challenging as with it comes a physical increase in the size of the players, and the speed and intensity at which the game is played.
The focus at this stage in the player's development is on confidence building around tackling, commitment in contact and working with the team. To achieve this specific training is provided for the player in their chosen position.
Key is ensuring that the training remains fun, whilst having a serious focus. The change is visible as is the increase in the quality of rugby!
Whilst this age group competes in all registered UAERF tournments and leagues, we also encourage participation in regional tournaments such as the HSBC Tournament in Doha, so that the players start to appreciate the benefit of touring and playing against different sides outside of the UAE.