A Typical Juniors Training Session

ARRIVAL & CHECK IN – on a Saturday arrive at Grand Pré, ideally 10 minutes before, with all the equipment you need. We have a car park next to the pitch, and the Vevey – Blonay train stops at the Chateau de Blonay, only 5 meters from our pitch. We have no changing rooms, but do have a toilet block next to the pitch. We suggest players come already in their rugby kit. Players should check in to the administration desk, so we can record their attendance – each player receives a hand-stamp – we do this for safety reasons. Players can leave their kit bags/trainers next to the pitch (under the cover of gazebos when its raining). Tuesday and Thursday training’s are less formal, with each coach responsible for recording the players attendance.

What You Need Training Schedule

WARM UP – Each coach collects his age group on the pitch. He will lead his players in a warm up, with a gentle run around the pitch, a series of exercises, and short sprints. The warm up exercises will be tailored to meet the training sessions planned e.g. stretching, wrestling and core exercises if tackling focus session is planned.

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TRAINING 1 – each age group will then undertake a specific training exercise. Each age group has a training plan for the season, with each weeks session designed to help build towards the seasons objectives – typically related to developing specific skills and team play.

BREAK – Players have an opportunity to take a break, have a drink and a snack – they can bring their own, but on Saturdays only, we also run a coffee and cake stall offering free syrop/squash for the children, cookies and cakes are available for purchase. This break gives the coaches time to reset for the next training exercise.

TRAINING 2 – each age group returns after the break, then works individually or as small groups – working on developing specific skills such as tackling, passing, evasion, rucking, lineouts, scrummaging & support play. These exercises will depend upon the season plan.

BREAK – As before

TRAINING 3 – This is normally a managed game between 2 teams, allowing the coaches to assess the skills/learnings developed during the session, and reinforce skills practised earlier.

FINISH – at the end, players are encouraged to help coaches clear away the things used during the session.


What do the PARENTS do? – For the Juniors, parents are normally not required to stay or help, but please make sure that we have your contact details on file before you leave.

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