BATs’ Review 29 October 2015

Schools’ Rugby

Last week saw the schools back after the half term break, but not for the full week, which sadly meant the Broughton High School (BHS) S4 girls missed a rugby session on the Monday. However, the S1 boys’ group had a great double session, working on their individual tackle technique and playing a variety of small-sided games. Gregor led these with the assistance of the Trinity Academy S4 work experience pupils.

The new timetable is up and running at the Trinity Academy school of rugby, with delivery to all classes at least once in the latter stages of the week. Key themes last week were moving the ball into space and tackle technique. Trinity had school games against Royal High on Saturday, with a mixed bag of wins and losses across the five teams.

School of Rugby training session, Trinity Academy

This week we have had a full week of school delivery, with sessions at both BHS and Trinity Academy.

We have been running a number of after school rugby sessions in north Edinburgh, most recently at Wardie Primary and Broughton Primary. The first taster session at Victoria Primary was held on Wednesday, with great numbers allowing Gregor to do his thing and enhance the boys’ and girls’ skills.

BATs’ Youth Section

Last week’s Wednesday night session up at the RAF hall saw some new attendees. The session consisted of ball handling under pressure, with small groups working on communication to allow higher levels of execution. We then ran four activity stations where players worked on their fitness using the bike and rowing machines. This was followed by work on wrist and rifles, which is a way of developing passing techniques off both hands. Another station worked on tackle technique onto crash mats, focusing on shoulder contact and foot in close.

BATs S1 and S2 have training on Sunday at Raeburn Place, 10.30am to 12.00pm.

U16 Bowl

Sunday sees BATs U16s making a mammoth trip up north to play Ross Sutherland in the U16 Bowl. Training on Wednesday was held at Raeburn Place, rather than the RAF hall, so the U16s could get in some pre-match practice. After their huge win two weekends ago, they are looking to put in another great performance. Good luck to the squad.

Posted on Thursday, 29 October 2015 under Club News BATs Mini Rugby