BATs’ Review 15 March 2016


Wednesday 16 March

  • BATs U16/U18 training, RP, 18.30-19.30
  • ACE Academy session, RAF Hall, 18.00-19.00

Sunday 20 March

  • No training or fixtures


There was a slight falling off in attendance at training last week, due to players with academic commitments. However, those who attended benefitted from working on a one-to-one basis with the coaches.

On Sunday the U16s had a fixture with Forrester. However, Forrester did not have enough players for a complete squad so we made up their side to ensure the boys got a game, giving them the chance to put into practice some of the things they have been working on recently. Forrester, who were apologetic about their lack of numbers, also appreciated the chance to play and were grateful to the BATs’ boys for being so accommodating.

Sunday also saw the S2s training at RP. The coaches took small groups and worked on individual passing over different lengths and one-on-one tackling.


Trinity Academy School of Rugby: Last week we worked on attacking broken defenses and handling under pressure, with extra focus on running lines. Big demands were made on players’ concentration and they all responded well, with great individual improvements.

Last week’s fixtures produced the following results:

  • S2 10-20 Heriot’s S2A (played on Wednesday)
  • 1st XV 12-52 Merchiston 1st XV (Thursday)
  • Seniors 51-5 St Kolbe Maxillian CHS (Canadian touring side) (Saturday)
  • U16 17-34 Le College de Marracq (French touring side) (Saturday)
  • S1 0-28 Le College de Marracq (Saturday)

Trinity Primary School: Trinity Primary School’s P1s and 2s have just had their first week with BATs’ MA Gregor Devine. Gregor has been working on fundamental basics such as run, pass, catch and finding space. The main aims of these sessions are to open up a new sport to some of them and have high levels of movement and enjoyment.

After School Clubs: The after school programme is flourishing this term.

Last week saw the Broughton cluster after school club retain its new members and we worked hard on individual tackle technique combined with lots of small-sided games.

Broughton Primary after school club was well attended again, which is great to see, and the regulars are improving every week. We continued with our theme of tackle technique and have started to look at placing the ball when being tackled and the reasons why we do this in certain was.

Trinity and Victoria Primaries’ after school club has been first class, with the same group consistently coming back, displaying huge amounts of effort and starting to grasp the new elements of the game that we are putting in.

The children at the Wardie Primary after school club are still loving being back outside, with the numbers slowly increasing. We worked hard on defence and looking at overload attack, making the individuals in defence work hard and highlighting their need to work technically as well as tactically.


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Posted on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 under Club News BATs Mini Rugby