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SSA DPP – Photos from Sharks Matches – U13s & U14s

SSA DPP – Photos from Sharks Matches – U13s & U14s

During the 2015/16 season, Sale Sharks invited all the young players from the Developing Player Programme onto the pitch to have an age group picture as a celebration of the players achievements.

The U13 age group – both players and coaches – were given complimentary tickets to attend the Sale Sharks v London Irish match in January and invited onto the pitch at half-time for the picture.  The U14 group took part in the same experience at the Sale Sharks v Exeter match in February.

U13s Photo: Please click on the image below to see full size – it may take a few moments to come through clearly as it is a large file size.

U13s DPP Year Group (4)

U14s Photo: Please click on the image below to see full size – it may take a few moments to come through clearly as it is a large file size.

DPP U14s 2015-2016

The Sale Sharks Academy Manager, Brendan Thomas, has given us an overview of how the pathway works. 

The Sale Sharks Academy Developing Player Programme (DPP) is the entry level to the player pathway for all players, from all backgrounds across the region, which covers Lancashire & Cheshire. There are approximately 500 players developing across the region at three age groups from U13 – U15. The emphasis of the programme is on longitudinal development, with increased numbers & a focus on core skills & game sense. A small number of players will progress through the DPP into our Academy Sharks Development Group (SDG) at U15 whilst everyone else involved in the programme continue to develop playing for their clubs, schools & Counties and are no doubt better players for the experience. The Academy invest heavily into this programme because of its obvious benefits. However, the delivery of the programme at the six sites involves a network of volunteer coaches/managers & administrators who do a great job. The programme values it’s staff & in conjunction with the RFU they are provided with CPD events to help them develop as coaches.

Sale Sharks would like to wish all the young players the best of luck in their rugby journey – a journey through which enjoyment is central.  Sale Sharks also has a huge thanks to the coaches and volunteers from across Cheshire and Lancashire that make the programme the success it is.

If you would like more information on the programme, please contact; –

 

Invitation for Season 2016-2017 U15s Sharks Development Group

Invitation for Season 2016-2017 U15s Sharks Development Group

The following boys have been selected to attend the pre-cursor session Saturday 16th July & Sunday 21st August at Carrington this Summer with a view to joining the Sharks Development Group.

Forename Surname Region County
Sufyan Amjad Manchester Lancashire
Connor Bailey Manchester Lancashire
Scott Clarke West Cheshire
Jacob Collins Merseyside Lancashire
Noah Crispp East Cheshire
Cam Ellam Central Cheshire
Harry Fishwick East Cheshire
Ollie Fleetwood Merseyside Lancashire
Joe Flynn East Cheshire
Sam Frank East Cheshire
Max Gilbert East Cheshire
Elliot Gouray East Cheshire
Reece Hamilton Merseyside Lancashire
Umyla Hanley Merseyside Lancashire
Matt Hassel West Cheshire
Fraser Jones Merseyside Lancashire
Cian Keene Manchester Lancashire
Geoff Kelly West Cheshire
James Kelly West Cheshire
Ollie Leatherbarrow East Cheshire
Max Lindsay Central Cheshire
Luca Longman West Cheshire
Archie Manger West Cheshire
Cameron Melville Central Cheshire
Oliver Melville Central Cheshire
George McCann West Cheshire
Ike McCormick Central Cheshire
Cameron Mercer West Cheshire
Ewan Murphy Central Cheshire
Alex Pendlebury Manchester Lancashire
Lincoln Pope North Lancs Lancashire
Murray Redpath East Cheshire
Zak Sebout Manchester Lancashire
Harry Shiel Central Cheshire
Adam Spence West Cheshire
Callum Taylor Manchester Lancashire
Zaman Ul-Haq Manchester Lancashire
Ed Vitta Central Cheshire
Seb Walker East Cheshire
Keiron Wilkinson Manchester Lancashire
Hayden Williams Manchester Lancashire
Oliver Wynn Central Cheshire

The running order for both days at Carrington:

10am – Coaches & players meet – DPP nomination forms, field sheets & curriculum

11am – 1pm – DPP delivery style, filming & assessment using DPP curriculum sessions

1pm – Players depart

1pm – 1.30pm – Lunch (Coaches only – players to bring their own lunch, snacks, waterbottles etc)

1.30pm – 3.30pm – DPP Player report form, Player feedback form & festival formats linked to curriculum

3.30pm – 4pm – Wrap up & depart

All parents need to complete the form below and return electronically to Helen Stuart – helen.stuart@salesharks.com

SSA DPP Players for Pre Cursor SDG 2016 – Registration Form

 

 

Brendan Thomas

 

 

 

 

Lost Property At U13 InterDistrict Day

I hope you don’t mind me contacting all DPP regions but on Friday night a player managed to lose his Cheshire training top.

He took it off to play a game and left it at the side of the pitch but sadly it wasn’t there when the game finished. We assume someone has picked it up by mistake, please can you check your kit as it had his initials ‘JB’ on (and it’s a large size).

If you have picked up this top in error, please can you let me know, and we an try and organise a return to the player.

Many Thanks

Bev McCann, bev_mccann@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 

HEAD INJURY ASSESSMENT

HEAD INJURY ASSESSMENT

The RFU has launched a short animation on EnglandRugby.com aimed at making young players (within the 14-18 age group) aware of how to spot concussion and how to safely manage returning to school and sport following an injury.    Click here for more information

The short film is the latest addition to the “Don’t Be a Headcase” programme; an extensive online resource to help people prevent concussion injuries and Recognise, Remove, Recover and Return safely if an injury should happen.

 

RugbySafe

RFU launches player safety programme.
Click on the ink below to find out more.

RugbySafe photp

RFU launches RugbySafe

Age Grade Competition Review May 2015

12th May 2015

Age Grade Competition Review

The RFU Council meeting of 17th April agreed key actions to drive implementation of the Age Grade Competition Review (AGCR) from September 2016.

The AGCR Implementation Action Plan, which also includes a new strategic direction for Under 16 representative rugby, has foundations based on the firm principles that the game must be “player-centred, development-driven and competition-supported”, in that order.  This ensures that the motivations and welfare of all players, no matter their experience or ability, are the cornerstone of the game they play week in week out.

The plan includes, from the 2016-17 season, consistent age bandings and incremental player progressions for all Age Grade Rugby; a nationally consistent playing menu and calendar that increases inclusivity, clarifies player priorities and dovetails club, school, college competitions; an integrated England Rugby Player Development pathway and representative framework and training and Continuous Professional Development for coaches, referees, parents, teachers and others.  It will support and work with counties, clubs, schools and colleges over the next 16 months to make the changes.

Implications requiring some change for those organising, delivering and playing rugby at Under 18 and below include:

Playing Framework

  • Mixed contact rugby finishes after U11
  • U13 dual age band for girls does not include U11s
  • 15 a side rugby starts at U14
  • U13 New Rules are implemented nationally in 2016-17
  • Lineout introduction is delayed to U14

Competitive Diet and Season

  • A nationally-defined consistent menu of national and county competitions per age group
  • No formal league rugby before U15
  • Competitive festivals before U12, not competitions/tournaments that find overall winners
  • Competitions and representative rugby at all levels (local to CB to national) to be played in specific, nationally-consistent season windows

Representative Pathway

  • Formation of Regional Player Pathway Groups to drive the programme
  • Divisional representative level replaced by regional programme matched with the 14 Regional Academies at U16 (implementation of this point from 2015/16 season)
  • No representative rugby before U15
  • No district programmes at U16

The significant changes to the England Rugby player pathway in this third section will result in development opportunities extended to 250 more English players each year (with a residential festival involving 14 Regional Academy sides) and a single clear pathway from 2016/17. A strategic review of the U16s programme studied the AGCR’s work, the RFU Talent Symposium’s findings and best practice from other nations.  The Review Group recommended broad numbers accessing talent development opportunities, less layers of representative rugby, improved pathway clarity, more development, less selection and age appropriate competition.

Implementation will be carried out in two stages and be managed locally by the newly-formed Regional Player Pathway Groups to ensure implementation best overcomes local challenges.  Key stakeholders from across the Academy Region have a critical role to schedule development activities and manage player programmes to ensure they are mutually supporting and not conflicting.

Please Note: The full Under 16 Pathway Strategic Review is available here. The file is from a trustworthy source and opens as a pdf document.

150508 NROP and Player Progression Pathway 2015-16

Between May and September 2015, an information and awareness campaign will share the plan detail to ensure that everyone involved in Age Grade rugby union knows how the game will look from September 2016 onwards.  Regular updates on EnglandRugby.com, in Touchline and other game communications will be key to keeping everyone informed.

A series of resources, events and support programmes will continue through to and beyond the start of the 2016-17 season.  The RFU is committed to helping the game to make the changes and to be ready for kick-off in 16 months’ time.

For more detail about the AGCR Implementation Action Plan, its back story and the rollout please go to www.englandrugby.com/age-grade-rugby or contact agegraderugby@rfu.com

New Rules of Play – from September 2015

A key element of the AGCR is the player progression pathway from Under 7 through to 15-a-side rugby.  Relating to this, the RFU Council also agreed the rules and regulations for the 2015-16 season in April 2015.  Under 11 New Rules of Play come into effect nationally from September.

In early 2015, the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), of which the vast majority of rugby-playing prep schools are members, adopted the New Rules of Play up to Under 11 for 2015-16 and at Under 12 & 13 from September 2016.  IAPS and the club game are therefore aligned

The attached table shows a summary for each age group of the game format for next season, including the discretionary age group of Under 12 and the ongoing pilots at Under 13 and 14 for information.  The full rules themselves will be uploaded onto www.englandrugby.com/regulations by the end of May 2015 latest.

For more information about the New Rules of Play please contact adamcottingham@rfu.com.

Monthly “Rugby Shorts” – Positive Stories from Across the Game

Please find attached the latest “Rugby Shorts” which highlights just a few of the many positive stories from across the Game.

Rugby Shorts – Apr 2015