About Rugbytots South Essex
Rugbytots was started in 2006 to fill a gap in the child development sector by using Rugby specific skills to aid in the development of young children.
Our programme has been designed to develop your child’s physical, psychological and social attributes, as well as gently encouraging rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, finding space, kicking, catching, scoring a try and much more.
The success, popularity and growth of Rugbytots across the UK demonstrates the quality of our programme and the coaches who work so hard to consistently deliver. It is therefore no surprise to find that we are the most established, fastest growing and most innovative Rugby play programme for children aged two to seven.
All Rugbytots lead coaches are paediatric first aiders, Rugby qualified coaches, CRB checked and trained to a very high standard to ensure your children enjoy their time at Rugbytots in a safe and organised environment.
Juniors - Age 2 - 3.5 years
The junior Rugbytots class has been developed to start encouraging children to use core skills like balance, agility and co-ordination. It is also important that children of this age begin to develop social skills, and we promote these by encouraging Rugbytots to share, take it turns and work together to complete certain activities.
We use multi-coloured foam balls and cones to ensure the children's safety at all times. The 30 minute parent participated session includes passing, catching, try scoring, cone kicking, and games involving giant rugby balls.
Seniors - Age 3.5 - 5 years
The senior Rugbytots class has been developed to build on the basic motor skills learnt and to start looking at the more specific skills used in Rugby. We have specifically designed games and tasks to teach children to find space, pass the rugby ball backwards, score a "well worked" try and much more.
We use midi size rugby balls for this class so the children can get used to the weight and feel of a proper ball. The senior Rugbytots class lasts for 45 minutes and whilst parent's involvement is welcome, it is not essential.
Advanced - Age 5 - 7 years
The advanced Rugbytots class has been developed with the same “fun first” approach that is present throughout the whole programme. Driven by popular demand from parents to start a class for this age group we were able to utilise the valuable knowledge and experience of our current coaches, some of whom have played at the highest level, to produce a programme capable of further developing children who have enjoyed their time at Rugbytots.
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