SARACENS FEBRUARY HALF TERM RUGBY CAMPS
We are now taking bookings for our Saracens February Half Term Camps taking place between 13th and 17th February 2023. 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.
DISCOVER SARACENS RUGBY CAMPS
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, October Half Term, Summer and Christmas 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.
10:00-10:30 – Activation and Warm Up
10:30-11:15 – Attack Focus
Day 1 – Go Forward & Support
Day 2 – Contest for Possession & Continuity
11:15 – 12:00 – Defence Focus
Day 1 – Structures/Shape & Continuity
Day 2 – Contest for Possession & Go Forward
12:30-13:00 – U7s/U8s Showcase Game
13:00 – U7s & U8s Pick Up
13:00-13:30 – Transition Game
13:30-14:15 – Preparation for contact and Contact Skills
Day 1 – Tackle technique
Day 2 – Ruck technique
14:15-14:40 – Age Grade Regulation Introduction
14:40-15:00 – Showcase Game
15:00 – U9s-U14s Pick Up
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: 13th February
LOCATION: Maldon RFC
AGE GROUP: U7 – U14
PRICE: From £25 (1 & 2 Day Camps Available)
DATE/S: 16-17th February
LOCATION: The Grove Hotel
AGE GROUP: U7 – U14
PRICE: From £20 (1 & 2 Day Camps Available)
DATE/S: 14-15th February
LOCATION: Dartfordians RFC
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: U12-18s
DATE/S: 13th February 2023
LOCATION/S: StoneX Stadium
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-U18s
DATE/S: 14th February 2023
LOCATION/S: StoneX Stadium
The cornerstone of many of Saracens recent successes have been around the first 8 names on the teamsheet.
A mix of power and finesse from the pack have provided the team with front foot ball for the backs to unleash. A Saracens Forwards Clinic will provide deeper knowledge in areas such as scrummaging, lineouts and contact areas of the game. If you want to carry like Billy Vunipola, jump like Maro Itoje, scrummage like Hannah Botterman or throw like Jamie George then this one day clinic is for you. Make sure you get booked onto this clinic with limited spaces to ensure greater coach to player time.
AGE GROUP: TBC
Come and experience the life of a professional rugby player on our residential camp.
For two days and one night you will eat, sleep, train, recover and abide by the Core Values in the same way as the Saracens first team do daily.
Throughout your time with some of our top coaches you will work on differing skills that will make you a more rounded player and give you the ability to view the game from different perspectives on the pitch. You will develop skills in leadership, decision making and goal setting as well as creating a game plan that will suit the players around you.
AGE GROUP: TBC
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: TBC
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?
If a Participant withdraws after booking onto a course, Saracens reserves the right to withhold the full course fee. Any participant withdrawal made prior to 2 weeks before the start date of the event will have the option to a credit for use on a similar camp (subject to a price alteration – No refund will be made on a cheaper course). Any withdrawals made within the 2 weeks before the start date of the camp will not be refunded and there will not be an option to a credit for any reason.
Should the camp not go ahead and be cancelled by the organisation, then all participants will be refunded the monies paid within 30 days of the cancelled event.