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Small Blacks

Small Blacks Rugby covers all rugby played by kids 5-12 years old. The philosophy is that the game must be safe and enjoyable for all participants. Small Blacks Rugby is also a game which requires mastery of a huge range of skills and therefore skill development of the players should be a major focus. Small Blacks Rugby is progressive in that it allows players to develop their skills as they get older and gives coaches some direction as to what they should be coaching the kids at training at each level.

This section will provide information and techniques for coaches to coach a game that is:

  • Safe and exciting to play;
  • Enhanced by effective individual and team play; and
  • Enjoyed, with maximum participation of all players.