With only nine days left to avail of the early bird offer of 70 euro for the Herald Leinster Rugby Summer Camps, there has never been time to book on one of the 21 camps for an action packed fun-filled week of rugby during the summer holidays.
The Herald Leinster Rugby Summer Camps, which run in 21 venues throughout the province during July and August, will revolve around maximising enjoyment and learning to 'play the Leinster way'.
This year will see a strong emphasis placed on the capacities of the players and the rugby specific coaching will be tailored to each individual group and conducted in an appropriate safe manner with the aim to optimise learning, create friendships, improve rugby skills and enhance rugby specific knowledge.
The typical week will see the camp content broken down into the various elements of the game and see each day take on a different aspect of skill development, taking it from an introduction level through to using it in fun game based activities.
A special area that Leinster Rugby will be focusing on this year will be at Mini Stage 2 (8-10 years old) and Mini Stage 3 (10-12 years old), where the players will learn and experience activities around coaching based techniques such as 'Players on the Ball' and 'Players in Space'.
This will see the coaches guide and give an understanding of the skills that are needed in these areas of the game such as passing, evasion, tackling, decision making and general movement.
Billy Phelan, who will manage the Herald Summer Camps this year, commented: "With only a few days until the Early Bird price of €70 closes, we are really looking forward to meeting all the players on the camps this summer.
"We look forward to seeing the next batch of Leinster players come through our camps and break through into the men's and women's Leinster teams."
Players who attend the camp will get:
- 5 days of coaching from 9.30am-1.30pm, Monday to Friday, trained by Leinster Rugby fully accredited IRFU coaches
- Visit from two Leinster players
- One free junior ticket to a selected Leinster game
- A Canterbury of New Zealand pack including a T-Shirt, a ball, a boot bag and a water bottle
- Learn new skills, make new friends and most importantly...HAVE FUN!
Sign up today at www.leinsterrugby.ie/camps to avail of the early bird price of €70 (before June 6, €89 thereafter). It's cheaper than a babysitter!
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