Fosroc Academy Girls' Early Talent ID Programme

The 2018-19 girls’ Early Talent Identification Programme will launch this September 2018 for U16 and U18 players.

The programme aims to prepare players to succeed in rugby by developing core rugby skills, game understanding and the ability to play with speed. 

Programme Details

The U16 programme running in Edinburgh, Glasgow & The West, Borders & East Lothian and Caledonia includes:

  • Regional skills sessions or camps
  • Two national training and game days (Sunday 11 November & Sunday 24 March) led by Scottish Futures U18 coaching staff
  • A residential transition camp (1-2 June 2019) for 20 select players

The content is based on the Scottish Rugby Technical Blueprint and the format and timings of the sessions or camps will vary by region. The programme will start at the end September/early October in all regions.

The U18 programme includes:

  • Regional skills sessions or camps
  • Regional Tournament Day (1 December) with the Scottish Futures U18 squad

Players who signed up for the Scottish Futures U18 assessment days and are not involved in the programme will automatically be nominated for this programme.

Is the Early Talent ID Programme for you?

Nominations are now open for girls that fall into the U16 and U18 age grades.

U16 - Players born on or between 1/1/2003 – 31/12/2004 are eligible for nomination to the U16 programme.

U18 - Players born on or between 1/1/2001 – 31/12/2002 are eligible for nomination to the U18 programme.

 

Rugby experience is not essential, but the potential to learn fast and develop is what we’re looking for.  Specifically, we want athletes who can demonstrate more than one of these attributes:

  • Speed & agility
  • Endurance
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • High energy and work rate
  • Strong tackler
  • Catch and pass skills
  • Game awareness & rugby knowledge
  • Positive attitude
  • Teamwork            

For any queries, please contact Sarah Monaghan, Performance Pathway Manager via e-mail at sarah.monaghan@sru.org.uk