One of the best ways to keep your children healthy, respectful and happy is allowing them to play rugby. Many people fear letting their children play rugby as they think it’s too dangerous, but there are rules for younger children to make sure the injuries are limited. Below are some skills children learn whilst playing rugby and why you should sign your children up for Bath mini rugby next season.
They learn to work with all different types of people, as their prop is likely to have a much different personality type to the scrum half. Rugby definitely teaches you to get on with the most weird and wonderful.
They will learn how to take criticism, because at some stage they will mess up on the field. In rugby their coach and teammates definitely won’t be afraid to tell them how badly they did or what they could’ve done instead.
They will learn how to be a team player, whether it be defending as a line, or running a set piece move, in rugby they will be required to work as a strict team and to perform your task to the best of your ability.
They will learn when to have fun, and when to be serious, as one of the great things about rugby is the social aspect, which is very important in a child’s development. However as a player it is also important that they know when to knuckle down and just get on with it.
They will learn how to loose with grace, at times they will win, and at times they will be on the receiving end of a hammering, Either way they will still clap their opposition off the pitch.
They will learn excellent listening skills. Whether it be listening to their captain, or taking on board what the referee says, all rugby players learn to listen.