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Sharks Community Trust & Sale Sharks Rugby Club are delighted to announce details of our annual Residential Camp 2019.

The annual Sale Sharks Residential Rugby Academy will be held at Myerscough College from Monday 5th August until Friday 9th August 2019. Myerscough College boasts a 4th Generation World Rugby Accredited itch as well as a gym, classrooms, halls of residence and excellent catering facilities. The weeks course is aimed specifically for players U13s – U17s interested in development of their rugby during the pre – season and for the 2019/20 season.

This is a unique chance to experience a professional rugby training environment. Players in attendance will receive advice from Sale Sharks coaches to help facilitate game development and will gain knowledge on self-assessment and feedback on their own game using the new C.A.R.D.S coaching approach (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision making, Self-Organisation). A coaching philosophy which is delivered by the Sale Sharks Academy.

New for 2019 – 20 season our residential camp is specifically designed around the Sale Sharks Academy Player Development Model (Sharks DNA) and the RFU Age Grade Rugby Codes of Practise. These codes support the research that age grade players should have a break from specific rugby activities between the end of the season in May and the start of the new season in September.

Sale Sharks Academy staff believe there are 4 aspects required for players to play the future game:

Defensive Warriors: Players who regularly demonstrate the ability to repeatedly make effective decisions in defence which will disrupt the opposition. These players show the bravery to be enthusiastic tacklers, to get off the floor quickly and to contest possession.

Creative Attackers: Players who regularly demonstrate the ability to combine technical skill and tactical decision making to create attacking opportunities during game play. These players show the coordination to run, kick, pass effectively whilst at speed.

Relentless Athletes: The potential for physical capacity of a fast, robust player to repeatedly perform high-intensity efforts and recover quickly. These players demonstrate the ability to play the future game in their capacity for work and some will have the physical attributes required to play the current modern game.

Best Teammates: Players with the ability to self-organise, take responsibility, and build relationships to perform effectively as part of a team. These players are well prepared for training sessions and accept others and develop friendships. They show a point of difference in their attitude.

This is an opportunity for players of specific playing positions to develop their rugby skills and work with a range of players from across the UK and Europe, including Sale Sharks Academy Coaches, County DPP coaches and RFU qualified Coach Developers and Educators.

Our Sale Sharks Residential will incorporate:

  • Skill Development: – Running, Evasion, Handling, Kicking & Tackling*
  • Principles of Play: – Contest Possession, Go Forward, Support, Continuity, Pressure, Score
  • Games for Understanding: – Constraint Led Coaching Approach
  • Sale Sharks Academy DNA philosophy knowledge
  • Position specific skills
  • A Q&A and training session with Sale Sharks players
  • Sale Sharks performance t – shirt
  • Sale Sharks match day ticket for a home fixture in the 2019/20 season

The following is permitted:

At U12 and U13

  • Non-contact training only.
  • Non-contact matches and competition.

No other contact activity is permitted.

The camp is available at £395 and they include a Sharks branded gift, tickets to a Sale Sharks home game.

You can book your spot on it by visiting www.rugbycamps.com or contact the Community Trust Offices on 0161 667 7518.

*Age Grade Rugby Codes of Practise 6: Out of Season Activity means that specific rugby activities between the end of the season in May, and the start of the new season in September expressly means no tackling and no involvement in scrums, rucks or mauls.

The specialist rugby coaching is designed by the Sharks Academy Coaches and gives young rugby players aged between 13 and 17 years an insight into life as a professional rugby player.  All meals and accommodation are provided and there will be additional opportunities to benefit from rugby analysis, nutrition, and strength and conditioning sessions in the gym included.

For more specific information please contact Darren Lamon – Rugby Development Manager & Academy Coach Development Officer Darren.lamon@salesharks.com


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