SARACENS MAY HALF TERM, SUMMER HOLIDAY & RESIDENTIAL RUGBY CAMPS
We are now taking bookings for our Saracens May Half Term & Summer Holiday Camps, in addition to our Saracens Residential Rugby Camp between 16th and 19th August 2022. Scroll down for all dates and venues available.
SARACENS HAVE BECOME TRIPLE EUROPEAN AND FIVE-TIME PREMIERSHIP CHAMPIONS BY FOCUSING ON THE CLUB’S CORE VALUES – HONESTY, DISCIPLINE, HARD WORK AND HUMILITY – AND AN EMPHASIS ON FUN, HAPPINESS AND MAKING MEMORIES.
Saracens Rugby Camps provide a unique experience for young people that they will never forget, an opportunity to learn new skills that not only benefit them on a rugby field but also develop them as a person. Challenging them to set goals and giving them the ability to achieve them, improving their leadership and problem-solving, critical skills that will help them throughout their rugby careers and beyond.
All this achieved in a safe and enjoyable environment with a qualified, skilled, and motivated team of Saracens Community Coaches offering high-level coaching and training plans that focus on player development and fun. Children from ages 6 to 15 years can enjoy the opportunity to train and play like a Saracen, getting an insight into what it’s like to be part of one Europe’s biggest rugby clubs.
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Saracens Rugby Camps provide a unique experience for young people that they will never forget, an opportunity to learn new skills that not only benefit them on a rugby field but also develop them as a person, challenging them to set goals and giving them the ability to achieve them, improving their leadership and problem-solving, critical skills that will help them throughout their rugby careers and beyond.
Over the May Half Term and Summer Holidays children can come and learn and develop their next RFU Age Grade Laws and Regulations with our qualified coaches who use up to date coaching techniques around adaptive games to ensure that you are ready for next season.
The program for our two day camps ensures progression over the two days that gives the opportunity for skills learnt and developed on day one to be enhanced on day two as well as advanced to make sure of variety and a clear differentiation between the two days.
09:30-10:00 – Registration
10:00-10:30 – Active Warm Up/Fundamental Movements
10:30-11:00 – Attacking Focus
11:00-11:30 – Defensive Shape
11:30-12:00 – Decision Making in Game Play
13:00-13:30 – Transition Game with rugby focus often around kicking
13:30-14:00 – Tackle Technique/Body Positioning (Age Grade Updates for next season in May Half Term )
14:00-14:30 – Attack Focus with Principles of Play
14:30-15:00 – Age/Ability appropriate games. (Adapted touch games for May Half term)
All this is achieved in a safe and enjoyable environment with a qualified, skilled, and motivated team of Saracens Community Coaches offering high-level coaching and training plans that focus on player development and fun. Children from ages 6 to 15 years can enjoy the opportunity to train and play like a Saracen, getting an insight into what it’s like to be part of one Europe’s biggest rugby clubs.
We operate within RFU guidelines to ensure that the Saracens Rugby Camps moving forward align with the RFU ‘Return to Play’ roadmap.
Fun-based upskilling sessions
Saracens Skills Camps are run over two full and exciting days for rugby players within U7 – U14 age groups. With the aim of improving the rugby specific skills as well as goal setting, decision making and leadership skills, coaches will tailor activities to the needs of individual players. Each day will follow a structured schedule of rugby activities with players enjoying access to several different coaches, but with plenty of time and focus on having fun and developing friendships. All provided in a safe and secure environment.
AGE GROUP: U7 – U14
PRICE: From £20
DATE/S: 25th July – 2nd September
LOCATION: Old Alleynians RFC, St Albans RFC, South Woodham Ferrers RFC, Old Grammarians RFC, Epping Upper Clapton RFC, Ashford RFC, StoneX Stadium, Rochford RFC, Fullerians RFC, Sutton Valence School
GIRLS RUGBY CAMPS
Tailored to the Women’s game
Girls’ rugby has become one of the fastest growing sports in England, with over 26,000 women and girls now playing in over 300 rugby clubs. At Saracens we are fortunate to be inspired by the most successful Women’s club team in the country and some of the world’s best Women’s rugby players. Saracens Girls Rugby Camps are supported by Saracens Women as part of their quest to inspire more girls to pick up the rugby ball and enjoy this great game. Our camps will cater to all girls regardless of their experience or abilities – whether they are picking up a rugby ball for the very first time or looking to take their game to the next level. As well as focusing on developing the rugby specific skills that will help improve performance, these camps also explore the different journeys that female players might take to reach the heights of playing for Saracens in the future.
AGE GROUP: U12 – U18
DATE/S: 10th August
LOCATION/S: StoneX Stadium
Focus on specific skills
The Foundations of some of Saracens’ most memorable victories over recent seasons has been built on the clubs kicking strategy and the ability of our players to execute that strategy. Saracens Kicking Clinics provide some insight into the finer nuances of one of modern rugby’s most important skills. These one-day camps provide the opportunity to develop a range of kicking skills, including goal-kicking, touch-finders, cross-fields, up-and-unders, box kicking and more. If you want to goal-kick like Owen Farrell, kick the ball out of hand like Zoe Harrison or box kick like Aled Davies then get yourself booked on one of these clinics!
AGE GROUP: U12 – U18
DATE/S: 26th August
LOCATION/S: StoneX Stadium
Half Back Clinics
For budding 9s and 10s
Half Backs are specialist positions that have a strong influence on the performance of any team, which has certainly been the case at Saracens with the likes of Owen Farrell, Zoe Harrison, Aled Davies and before him Richard Wigglesworth. Passing skills, kicking skills, decision making under pressure, communication and leadership skills are all required of the modern half back. The Saracens Half Back Clinics, run by specialist coaches, break down what it takes to be the most effective on-field general, whether you are an aspiring scrum-half or fly-half.
AGE GROUP: U12 – U18
DATE/S: 1st August
LOCATION/S: StoneX Stadium
Our coaches will each bring a range of skills all specialising in different areas of the game.
Their knowledge will enable players to work on position specific skills, as well as giving them the opportunity to learn something new, including kicking, scrummaging and passing as well as the contact areas of the game.
AGE GROUP: U13-U16
DATE/S: 16th-19th August
LOCATION/S: Harrow School/StoneX Stadium
TRAIN WITH THE PROS
Our most immersive coaching experience
Saracens profile players are able to attend these evenings to pass on their expert coaching tips to young players across the community.
AGE GROUP: TBC
RUGBY CAMPS FAQS
WHAT CONTENT WILL BE COVERED ON THE CAMPS?
Our clinics aim to cover as wide a variety of skills as possible, whilst still allowing time to go into sufficient detail. Camps lasting multiple days will inevitably allow for greater depth, but single day camps still aim to provide a good variety. Participants can expect to cover catch & pass skills, tackling and contact techniques, go-forward & support in attack, defensive connectivity and more.
ARE THE TWO DAY CAMPS PROGRESSIVE?
CAN I BOOK JUST ONE DAY?
IS MY CHILD THE RIGHT AGE?
The majority of our camps are open to both boys and girls in the under-7 to under-12 age grades and boys only U13 to U15. Some specialist clinics extend to under-18. We do run separate camps for girls from U11’s – U18’s. If you are unsure which age grade your child is in, remember that your child will be two different ages in one school year (9 turning 10 in Year 5 for example). They are “under” whichever the biggest number (under-10). Easy!
WHAT AGE GROUP/ SEASON DO THE SUMMER CAMPS FALL IN TO?
The age grades for rugby change each year on 1st September – therefore the majority of summer camps fall into the current season/ school year unless the camp is held on 1st September onwards and then it will be for the year group/age grade the child is going in to.
DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CLUB HOSTING THE CAMP?
No. We encourage players from surrounding clubs and schools to attend camps at other Partner Clubs as well as their own to develop their skills with – and against – players that they don’t usually encounter at their regular club or school sessions.
ARE SARACENS CAMPS SUITABLE FOR LESS EXPERIENCED PLAYERS?
Absolutely. The majority of our camp participants play regularly, but our experienced coaching staff are aware that we cannot account for ability or experience of each group until they have been observed on the day. Less experienced players will be offered more support where needed; and more experienced players will be appropriately challenged.
IS LUNCH PROVIDED ON THE CAMP?
No – packed lunch, snacks and drinks will need to be brought with you. Please bring water in a clearly named Plastic Water bottle.
CAN I BOOK USING MY PHONE?
Yes you can however some networks are not compatible with our Sales Platform and we advise making bookings for camps using a PC, Laptop or Mac. The Participant Emergency Contact page often fails on a phone devices.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Participants who cancel more than 6 weeks before the course start date will be entitled to a 50% refund of the course fee. Refunds are not payable to participants who cancel less than 6 weeks from the course start date – however cases will be reviewed in extreme circumstances.
Should the camp not go ahead and be cancelled by the organisation, due to unprecedented circumstances, then all participants will be refunded the monies paid within 30 days of the cancelled event.