Whilst a great game parents are often concerned about the possibility of their child sustaining injury when playing Rugby. However this milder version of the sport allows both girls and boys to feel the exhilaration of the sport without fear, as tackles are replaced by ‘touches’ or ‘tags’. Players only need to tag their opponents to indicate that they have been ‘tackled.
Tag Rugby introduces children to the benefits of the sport of Rugby and offers the following benefits:
- A teamwork game that develops positive values
- Honesty is encouraged as players admit they have been tagged.
- It develops a sense of achievement.
- It encourages the development of bone and muscle strength
- It improves spatial awareness and body coordination
- There is an element of problem solving and tactics therefore it improves mental agility.
At West Midlands Sports Development we follow national governing body recommendations.
- We ensure Coaches are suitably qualified i.e. hold at least a UKCC Level 2 coaching award.
- All coaches should have attended a sports coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children course or an equivalent child protection course.
- All coaches and club personnel working directly with children are Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked.
- All coaches are monitored of in their role to ensure they maintain the high standards of coaching practice.
- All coaches have a valid emergency or first aid qualification.
During planning for our courses our aim is to:
- Ensure a suitable coach to player ratio.
- Ensure additional adults are present whilst coaching sessions are undertaken.
- Ensure any volunteers that may support our resident coaches are aware of our strict coaching philosophy.
All our coaches are committed to the new 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport.
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