Firstly, a big thanks to Jim, Ed and all the micros from DKRFC who came and trained with the micros and U6’s this week; it’s great to see so many micros playing local rugby and we all look forward to future sessions together. The micros interacted brilliantly together which really shows the inclusion element of rugby as a sport, particularly at this age.
This weeks’ theme was catching and ball handling which included the introduction of a new game that emphasised the skill aspect of the session which is now referred to as Hot Potato. The aim this week was to have the micros learn more about passing and the reason for passing which leads directly into other session plans that are based on space; although Hot Potato was a more advanced game that they have played before, it highlighted areas that we can develop in the future. The teams reacted well to the new game and we had several times where the micros put a string of passes together (I believe 4 was the highest) which is fantastic at this point in the season.
Despite the weathers best efforts towards the middle of the session, the micros listened attentively and were very focussed throughout, this was evidenced the most by the best game of Rob the Nest that we have conducted this season.
The listening cup this week was awarded to Jack (left) who has developed skills week in week out and is always a keen listener; well done to Jack.
The second cup winner this week was Freddie who is one of our newest micros; the cup this was awarded to the micro that we thought had the most fun this week. This was encapsulated by him smiling throughout the session (even when it was raining) and reacting well to in-game coaching. Great effort Freddie.