Many thanks to Brian Stanley from Hitchin for this article.
I believe that it is very important to give kids the sporting bug early on in their lives. Now in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, at Lordship Farm school there is a rugby based sports class for children aged 2 to 6 years of age called Little Ruggers that also run classes across the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area that has been successful in getting more children having fun and throwing a rugby ball about and I am all for that.
Little Ruggers Play
Having sent my son classes I watched my twins, son and daughter grow from shy and inhibited 2 year year olds to a confident and polite 5 year olds, I believe down to the great coaching at Little Ruggers, the coaches truly instill the spirit of the game in fair play, respect and a huge dose of confidence. I have nothing but good things to say about the classes as everything they do is carefully thought out and teaches them something different and a new lesson is learned.
My daughter however did not pursue rugby as a sport instead she chose hockey as her mother was a Hockey Player and she is i believe a better hockey player because of her time at Little Ruggers. She just has great hand eye coordination and can pick up things quickly. What I am pleased about most is that she is playing sport and not playing on a ipad day and night.
My son Harry is now at a local Rugby Club and what became apparent is that when he started last September is that he was way ahead of the ones that did not go to Little Ruggers. There was a group of Little Ruggers that joined the rugby club at the same time and they were the stars in the group. The Little Ruggers could pass and catch and could follow instructions and generally had the best sporting ability and this was shown as they contributed to the success of the under 7s who went on to outshine many local opponents.
Little Ruggers company are rolling out their unique rugby classes across the country and if they come to an area near you then i would jump at the chance to get them involved. Not only will they get a head start in rugby and sports generally but they will be more confident and more social and most of all more confident about themselves as they go through childhood and into adulthood.
Thank you Little Ruggers.
To book your places click on their website www.littleruggers.com
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