Anyone who has been to the club on a Sunday morning may have seen a little corner of brightly coloured organised chaos. This is our Micro’s section (Under 5s). Current age range is from 17 months to 5 years!!! We provide an hour of rugby themed fun every Sunday from 10:15 to 11:15 (whilst the Mini’s are doing their thing).
We have welcomed lots of new families to the club, as well as younger sibling of some Mini’s, to these session and the children will be gaining some good skills for when they move up to Under 6s.
Already we have covered running with the ball, slalom work and a good bit of kicking. This reinforces team play, hand-eye co-ordination, special awareness, physio-cognitive learning all disguised with brightly coloured poles, balls, cones and Size 2 (that’s tiny) rugby balls. Soon we’ll move onto passing and even some tackling!!!
If any of you have children/grandchildren in this age range we look forward to seeing you on, and then every Sunday, soon.
As far as clothing – just wrap up warm (multiple layers are best as one can be removed if they do get hot) and a good coat (if raining). For shoes, trainers are ideal but we had a couple running around in wellies last week as was a bit muddy – as rugby should be!! There are some shirts and hoodies in tiny sizes available from the club. Please also bring a water bottle (it is thirsty work) and, optionally, a snack (a banana is ideal).
We operate on a pay-as-you-go basis (£1 per session) as not only does this account for the erratic UK weather but also the erratic temperament of Under 5s, and the children enjoy handing in their “subs” at the end of the session. There is also a simple form to complete at the first session but that is all.