Welcome everyone to the Cobham RFC ‘Mighty U7s’ 2017/18 season.
The U7 season is the start of the transition to competitive rugby – for the first time our players will play against other clubs. Typically, these games form part of festivals with a small number of local clubs and in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Cobham RFC hosts a number of these festivals and a number are hosted by neighbouring clubs.
In line with RFU guidelines, at Cobham we run a no-streaming policy, which ensures that all abilities get equal time on the pitch during competitions. This is important and is proven to keep the kids playing for many more years. Here is a great video (link) of how we will be playing in our games and gives an insight into the basic rules of tag rugby.
Our training sessions will continue to focus on developing core skills, fundamentals of movement, coordination and balance, whilst keeping one eye on rugby skills, attack, defence, passing and, most importantly, sportsmanship. At times, our drills may not look very rugby-like, but this is intentional – our aim is to keep interest high, while teaching the basics from the ground up.
The success of our age group depends very much on your support. We welcome mums and dads, who want to get more involved than the occasional carpark duty. There are openings for coaches, first aiders and social committee members. You don’t have to be an expert, just enthusiastic. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact either myself or Moira.
We are always on the look-out for new recruits. If you know anyone who is wondering what to do with their Sunday mornings and who might be interested in signing up for the ‘Mighty U7’, please point them our way or to Membership Secretary, Nicky Eggar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our training sessions start at 9:30am and for the 2017/18 season will take place on the clubhouse end of Pitch 2 (link). As usual, please park at Munro House next door.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Dan and Owen
Head Coaches U7