We hope you are enjoying the Tiger Cubs Program and you can see the confidence building in your little cubs. I know the rain has stalled our sessions, but next week we have good weather predicted and I'm sure everyone will be keen to start training again.
We have talked to you about the Cubs playing U6 this season and just to confirm the NRL Rules, players who are 5 years of age or turn 5 before 1 April 2021, are able to play U6. It is common that most junior players will play 2 seasons of U6 footy and we find that this helps build their skills and confidence out on the field.
We have entered two U6 teams in this years competition and both will play in the lowest grade. U6 games are played on a Saturday usually between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. All games are played locally in the Shire and games are 4 X 8min quarters (see picture below for rules).
If you are considering playing U6 this year or you would like to see what is involved before making a decision, we have organised some trial games in April on 10/17 and 24 April. The U6 teams will play each weekend and this will be an ideal opportunity for you and your cub to experience what U6 footy is all about.
Please read the information for parents about junior football league and this has been taken from the NRL website. It focuses on Safety, Fun and Making New friends and we would love our Tiger Cubs to join our U6 teams this year-Just let Nardia know if you are interested.
Safety of play is our number 1 priority both on the Rugby League field and at our junior programs. We've put measures in place to keep our future stars comfortable and focussed on the game and activities. All Coaches, Referees and Trainers must hold current accreditation to ensure we have the right people fulfilling these roles. We also have a Code of Conduct and SafePlay code to remind participants of our expectations and standards on the field.
Now that they are safe... let's focus on the fun! Rugby League is about having a great time with your teammates and to maximise the smiles we've implemented some modifications for our younger age groups. Second chance rules, smaller fields and team numbers along with rules to ensure every player gets a fair turn with the ball will keep your little one excited for game day each week.
MAKE FRIENDS AND STAY HEALTHY
Playing team sport such as Rugby League is a fun way for kids to build upon their social skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving and relationship building. This is achieved while completing regular exercise, contributing to a range of mental and physical health benefits.