We are thrilled to announce that didi rugby classes are coming to Harrogate for children 18 months to 6 years old!
Our launch day event will be on SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER at HARROGATE RUFC and we are offering FREE taster sessions. TO BOOK A PLACE – follow the link here and all the details are in the description.
MEET: MIKE, LUCY MAISIE & MARTHA
About didi rugby Harrogate:
didi rugby Harrogate are dedicated to helping children have fun, be confident and stay active for life. With their rugby-playing skills and coaching knowledge from multiple sports, they have a passion to get children and young people involved in rugby and all sports.
We are a family business and those family values are very important to us. It is one of our biggest motivations, which is one of the motivations we share strongly with didi rugby
Our aim is to create a wider family of parents and children in the local community among which we can share the values gained from a lifelong involvement in physical education and sport.
We will have a supportive, caring, fun and creative environment for our members to enjoy and develop in. We will treat everyone with an individual touch and are passionate about the benefits of involvement in lifelong physical activity and health for all.
Our family team care about helping to develop confident children and believe the core values of rugby can help that development.
didi rugby has been devised to get young children active and to teach them new skills while having fun in a safe environment. Getting children active at a young age aids their development, improves their co-ordination, speed and balance and gives them more confidence.
The classes have been designed by former England Women’s international Vicky Macqueen are available in three separate age groups:
didi Minis – 18 months – 3 years old
This age group will be taught the basic components of fitness in terms of balance, co-ordination, speed and strength using rugby to deliver these skills, with play and fun at the heart of everything we do.
didi Mini is also an educational experience where children focus on learning more about things like colours, numbers and body parts while they are playing.Children take part in active and funfilled sessions which encourage positivity, team play, respect and sportsmanship. Instilling these values early on in life has proven to enhance our future sportsmen and women and encourage a life-long participation in physical activity.
At this age group, parents and carers are required to engage with and support their child and to encourage them to take part in activities which will give them a great start to life in the didi family.
didi Juniors – 3-4 years old
The didi Juniors program fills the gap between toddler play and school-age games. We will aim to further develop the basic components of fitness in terms of balance, coordination, speed and strength using play and rugby as the tools to deliver these skills.
Alongside the plan to develop the children’s rugby skills, didi Juniors continues to have an educational theme throughout. Kids will be furthering their number learning, sequencing, understanding of rules and starting to understand concepts of play.
They feature skill and game-based sessions that will ultimately lead them to take part in other game activities, some rugby-based, where hand-eye coordination, speed, balance and core skills are required.
At this age group, parents and carers are asked to watch from the side encouraging their child and getting involved if they need support.
didi Seniors – 4-6 years old
The final stage of the didi Rugby experience is based around the idea that when children leave us at the age of six, their all-round understanding of the game is good enough to move seamlessly into club rugby with an under-7s side.
didi Seniors encourages small-sided games that further build on the basic components of fitness, but also enhance the understanding of the basic concepts of rugby.
Small-sided games teach your child to make decisions about where and when to pass, how to play with their team-mates and begin to show and understand that practice is required to improve individual ability.
Children are taught skills and we are also keen to help them understand why and how they use these skills within a game situation. We will use tag rugby belts to enable an easier transition to under-7s rugby.
The didi Senior program is an educational package that teaches rugby skills, while incorporating learning through play.
At this age group, parents and carers are encouraged to stay and sit on the side to watch and support their child in the session.
These age ranges offer flexible boundaries and are based on each child’s ability and confidence as opposed to a strict age structure. We want to make sure that every child feels comfortable, happy and has lots of FUN!