The Development Centre grading sessions will be delivered on Saturday mornings at Parkgate Astro. The sessions will be FREE for all participants, and will be to determine which players will be invited into our development squads for next season. The grading sessions will start on Saturday 30th July, with an additional two sessions on Saturdays 6th & 13th August. We are hoping to see many of the children that we have worked with this year, either from the squads or community based sessions, but we are also hoping to see lots of new faces coming to join our growing development centre. Any players that don’t make it into our development squads will be invited to our open development sessions which will begin on September 10th.
Grading session times for Saturdays 30th July, 6th & 13th August are as follows:
U6/U7: 9am – 10am
U8/U9: 10am – 11am
U10/U11: 11am – 12pm
U12/U13: 12pm – 1pm
Development Programme 2016/17
The 2016/17 development programme will be re-starting next year on Saturday 10th September and Wednesday 14th September, some of the improvements for next year will include a goalkeeper programme & a girls only section, and we are very excited about launching both as it extends our reach to be able to work with more young players in Rotherham. We will also be re naming the groups to better portray our aims and goals when working with the players. So our group structure will look like this:
Development Sessions (U5/U7/U9/U11/U13) – These sessions are for players of any ability, from new starters to children who play grassroots football, players will receive high quality coaching in an environment which encourages them to enjoy their learning and to improve their skills set.
Cost: £4 per session
Training Days: Saturday
Squad Sessions (U7/U9/U11/U13) – Players are invited into our Future Stars Squads by the coaching staff via the development sessions, or by taking part in summer trials. These sessions will be structured similar to our clubs academy and being a part of our squads will include a games programme where teams will play development matches against RUFC Academy, various private academies, and grassroots clubs.
Cost: £48 per 6 week block
Training Days: Saturday/Wednesday
If you would like come along to our grading sessions, please click here