Looking forward to the new season…
The U12s have enjoyed a solid start to this seasons build up with the coaching team of Jeffo, Giz and Gibbo focusing on the games core skills of passing and support play. The boys are developing quickly and early feedback suggests the boys enjoy the whole part whole approach to coaching and training.
We’ve got a great squad of players who are hungry to learn and when first team player captain and newly appointed community coach Andy Hughes turned up to training Thursday evening the players were fully engaged and ready for Hughesy’s rucking masterclass.
The boys having warmed up with a game of touch rugby (the whole) were then treated to Andy’s technical expertise for the rucking session (the part) and then back into a conditioned game (whole) where Andy got the boys to really focus on the rucking technique they had just learnt.
I would encourage all of the age groups to think about their approach to training and think about the best practice for player development and equally as important player enjoyment. The U12s are certainly benefitting from the whole part whole approach and our policy of everything we do is with a rugby ball in hand.
If this whole part whole framework is good enough for the senior teams at Sale FC my view is that the m&j section should look to adopt the approach and cascade through the age groups. In theory this should make our life easier as coaches with consistent coaching output that all the kids will benefit from and enjoy…the best facilities, the best coaching on offer where the first team pros are actively involved with our m&j player development…what a great story to shout about!