BATs' Review 30 June 2016

WHAT'S ON

  • Tuesday 5 July: ACE Academy skills session, Raeburn Place, 12.00-13.00.
  • Wednesday 6 July: ACE Academy session, RAF Hall, 18:00 – 19:00.
  • Wednesday 6 July: BATs touch rugby, P7-U18s, Raeburn Place, 18.00-19.00.
  • Thursday 7 July: ACE Academy skills session, Raeburn Place, 12.00-13.00.
  • Tuesday 12 July: ACE Academy skills session, Raeburn Place, 12.00-13.00.
  • Wednesday 13 July: ACE Academy session, RAF Hall, 18:00 – 19:00.
  • Wednesday 13 July: BATs touch rugby, P7-U18s, Raeburn Place, 18.00-19.00.
  • Thursday 14 July: ACE Academy skills session, Raeburn Place, 12.00-13.00.

CLUB

Our summer training on Wednesday nights has been going really well, with increased numbers every week. The touch sessions, which are open to any current P7s up to U18s who want to play some mixed-aged touch and work on their handling skills, are designed to keep players active over the summer and to help with the transition in age groups for those moving up to high school.

Don't forget to book now for the BATs' Summer Camp, 8-10 August 2016. Please click here for full details.

SCHOOLS

Trinity Academy:

Tour training has now finished. It is just 20 days until the pupils and accompanying staff set off for South Africa and the excitement levels have been rising.

We have been working hard over the last few sessions, looking at team plays and our attack and defensive structures.

The Friday afternoon fitness sessions have been a great way for the pupils to bond, as well as improving their baseline fitness, both of which will stand them in good stead for their games in South Africa.

Drummond Community High School:

We have now finished our block of curricular delivery with S2 and S3 groups at Warriston playing fields on Tuesday and Thursday mornings respectively. Both year groups are split into boys and girls and have been learning how to play touch rugby.

We have also developed this groups’ skills by introducing them to contact rugby in supervised games tailored to the groups’ ability. The girls threw themselves into this programme and we were delighted with the response from them. Believe it or not, it was the boys who were initially relatively timid but by the end of our time with them, they were matching the girls in their enthusiasm.

We had a real mix of experience in the group and we were delighted that the pupils worked so well together, developing their rugby and social skills in order to improve and achieve their goals.

Posted on Thursday, 30 June 2016 under Club News BATs