Puppies is a participation based program for 4-5 year olds.
It’s high on fun and activity and a great way to introduce some of the basic concepts of rugby in the lead up to Under 6.
See the below table for an outline of each age group from U6 to U12.
For more details on each age group, please go to the coaching resources page.
|Game Style||Small-Sided Games||7-a-side Tag||7-a-side Tackle||10-a-side-Tackle||12-a-side Tackle||15-a-side Tackle|
|Skills Focus||Evasion & Tag
Tag & Pass
|Kick in General Play
Contested Scrum & Line-out
|Playing Area||1/4 field
(40m x 25m)
(60m x 35m)
|Full field less 10m width
(100m x 60m)
(100m x 70m)
|Playing Time||2x small-sided games
2x10min tag game