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Age Grade Law Variations - Regional Roadshow (Highland RFC)

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IV3 5SS

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This workshop is aimed at those invovled in leadership roles in Mini & Youth rugby (P4/U9 - S3-U15), including (but not restricted to - Mini conveynors, directors of your rugby and lead coaches.


Age Grade Law Variations – National Trials (2018-19)

As part of the implementation of the Technical Blueprint ‘The Scottish Way’, a set of age grade law variations (AGLV) for mini and youth rugby will be trialled during season 2018-19.

The principle behind the trial AGLVs is to provide a playing format with building blocks to the 15-a-side game that allows players time to get to grips with the basics of running, evading, catching and passing the ball before tackling and contact skill are gradually introduced – which positively impacts on player safety.

Through the trial period (starting on August 1st 2018), Scottish Rugby will undertake a match analysis project to determine the impact of each trial in comparison with the current set of AGLVs, as well as asking coaches, referees and players for their feedback.

The trial AGLVs will also provide clarity on the competitive menu for mini and youth players. Young people tell us that, above all else, they want to have fun playing rugby with their friends. Both expert opinion and Scottish Rugby’s own research have shown that there is often an over emphasis on winning, leading to over playing of the able players and under playing those less able players to achieve results.

The revised competitive menu puts inclusivity and each player’s skill development first, with the increasing intensity of competition introduced later. Young players will start with festivals and triangular fixtures and progress to knockouts, tournaments and leagues as they get older and develop their game.

The competition menu highlights the formats which may be played at each age group - if it’s developmentally appropriate for the players.

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