Tomorrow is our Sale FC Rugby Academy open day at Heywood Road

Our Academy Head Coach Ian McKerchar has highlighted the purpose of tomorrow as a learning experience for all of those who attend.

This session is designed to give the players a feeling for the Philosophy of the Academy.

Refine, Develop and Inspire

During this open session we are encouraging players to explore

  • Their understanding of the game
  • How to organise quickly
  • How to make quick, effective and correct decisions (particularly under pressure)

The players will be actively encouraged to

  • Think for themselves,
  • Work things out and
  • Experiment during the session

This will enable them to open their minds to a side of the game they may not have really encountered before (rather than being simply told what to do by a coach).

It also encompasses two areas of the attacking game we look to exploit and expand upon during the season

  • continuity by offloading
  • striking out wide using block/wedge plays

The day is designed around fun and getting them to communicate and organise for themselves. Discussions during fluid breaks will be player led as much as possible using questioning rather than ‘tell’.