What to Expect at Touch Practice and How to Prepare for Success

As we eagerly anticipate the start of the touch rugby season, it’s crucial for both players and parents to understand what to expect during practice sessions and how to set themselves up for success both on and off the field. In this guide, we’ll walk you through what you can expect at practice next week and offer valuable tips on how to prepare for a successful season.

What to Expect at Touch Practice:

Upon arrival to practice, players will sign in, receive a name tag, and find their team. Don’t worry—there will be someone there to guide your player and point them in the right direction! During the first practice, our focus will be on familiarizing players and coaches while beginning to learn the foundations of rugby. We’ll kick things off with catch/pass drills, tagging exercises, and introductory lessons on evasive running. It’s the perfect opportunity for players to get comfortable with the basics and start building their skills from the ground up.

In the event of inclement weather, we will keep you informed regarding any scheduling changes via TeamSnap Chat. Your child’s safety and well-being are our top priorities, and we will always strive to ensure a safe and enjoyable practice environment.

How to Prepare for Success:

To make the most of the upcoming season, here are some tips on how to prepare for success:

  1. Stay Updated: Keep an eye on TeamSnap for schedule details and updates. It’s important to stay informed about practice times, locations, and any changes that may arise throughout the season.
  2. Communicate Availability: Indicate your child’s availability for practices and games as soon as possible. Clear communication helps us plan and ensures that every player has the opportunity to participate fully.
  3. Emphasize Sportsmanship: Review the Good Sportsmanship Policy with your player to support their understanding of expectations on and off the field. Encourage them to demonstrate respect, teamwork, and integrity in every aspect of their rugby experience.
  4. Come Prepared: Ensure your child brings plenty of water and a positive attitude to every practice. Remind them to wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes or cleats (no metal cleats), and sun protection to stay comfortable and safe throughout the session.
  5. Spread the Word: Rugby is better with friends! Don’t forget to invite your child’s friends to join the fun. Share the registration link with anyone who would like to give rugby a try this summer and help us grow our rugby community.

With these tips in mind, you and your child are ready to tackle the upcoming touch rugby season with confidence and enthusiasm. We can’t wait to see you on the field and embark on this exciting journey together!

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