Welcome to Havant Little Dolphins, players in this age group are welcome to join when they start school (Year R/F). At the age of 6 they will enter the Under 7’s age group, on the pitch next to us and be able to play in matches against other clubs.
Manager: Marc Fry
Email : MJManagerSep11-Aug12@havantrfc.co.uk
Our idea is for the younger children to be able to get a taste of what they will be doing next whilst having fun, if they turn 6 before the end of the season, they will be able to see that they have the basics and are acquainted with the coaches, which will ease the move to the U7 and more focused coaching.
Our aims in the little Dolphins:
We introduce boys and girls to the game of rugby and teach basic disciplines.
Learn the skills to be able to play tag rugby by the end of the season. (The Little Dolphins do not play in festivals or matches)
Play lots of fun games
Teach the children how to take part in a fun and exciting way and encourage good sportsmanship.
Include all abilities and encourage each other.
We work towards the Rugby For All motto.
Have Fun, Fun, Fun
We play/ train every Sunday, training sessions start at 10.00am and we advise turning up about 9.45am ready for the warm up. Any child wishing to have a go is encouraged to come along and see if they like it, there is a £5 fee this covers 5 sessions giving children time to decide if they wish to continue so no pressure to join from the first session.
Our normal training involves a warm up, various practice drills to improve key skills and of course some fun games as well as tag games.
What to Wear
Being warm and comfortable is obviously most important; children need to come dressed for all weather. As the weather gets colder we advise that children wear layers of T-shirts or skins under rugby top or fleece, tracksuit bottoms, woolly hat and gloves, rugby/football boots or trainers. Please also bring a water bottle. Parents need to wrap up warm too and whilst we can offer warm refreshments from the club house at very reasonable prices, please ensure you are dressed for the weather as we require our parents to stay at pitch side and support their child!.
Training will still take place if it is windy, cold or light rain, we just gauge how the children are enjoying the session (the wetter and muddier generally creates more enjoyment!) and adjust the length of session accordingly. It is only when the pitches are absolutely waterlogged, frozen; or if it is raining heavily when coaching is cancelled – if you think this may be the case, please watch the website in the early morning for notices, we also try to communicate cancellations by email or by text so having contact details is an advantage.
Parents/guardians are always expected to stay pitch side unless they have agreed with someone else to take full responsibility for their child.
Social Facilities, Food and Drink
Rugby is about having fun on and off the pitch. The club organizes social functions, which parents are encouraged to join in Social events are also organized within our age group (see social events drop down on main page).
Finally our age group had a great season last year, our coaches have worked so very hard to ensure that every child has enjoyed every session .Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and please do come along and join in