Junior (Midi) Rugby

Our Junior (Midi) section comprises of mixed contact rugby and a Girls ‘Quick Rip’ rugby squads:

  • U9s
  • U10s
  • U11s
  • U11 Girls (Quick Rip)
  • U12s

Core themes at this level are FUN, safety, basic skills, game understanding and emotional development; By the time players reach the U12 squad we focus on ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience in playing the game.

Training Times & Location

08:00-09:30* (until 09:00 in September) every Saturday – AND – 17:30-19:00 every Tuesday – at the world renowned Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, Dubai.

*our U11s/12s are occasionally asked to train later, at 09:30 to accommodate league matches

What we provide and focus on

Progressing from the touch format of the game players are already familiar with what a scrum, line-out, ruck and maul are.  This allows us to focus on the:

  • Technical:
    • Individual skills
    • Introduction to tackling
    • Introduction to unit skills
    • Introduction to continuity
    • Introduction to positional skills
  • Tactical:
    • Pass backwards
    • Offside
    • Go forward
    • Support
    • Continuity
    • Principles of attack and defence
  • Physical:
    • ABCs of movement
    • Co-ordinate & manipulation
    • Flexibility, Speed and Locomotion
    • Warm up and cool down
  • Mental:
    • Self-confidence
    • Self-Esteem
    • Positive attitude for sport
    • Tolerance
  • Emotional:
    • Overcoming the fear of contact
    • Social skills
    • Self-control and fairness
    • Creative thinking