As we all know Rugby is a late maturation sport and our young players are taught not just physical aspects of rugby, but the general skills.
So we have split our John Douglas Youth Development Program into 2 parts:
YDP - Youth Development Programme
Focussed on skill aquisition and decision making for ages u14-u16
CDP - Colts Development Programme
Foccussed on Technical, Tactical, Physical, Nutritional and Social development
Each player has an IDP (Individual Development Programme) where individual goals are captured. Players are supported by our committed coaches to work towards their goals.
The emphasis is on how Dorking RFC play their fixtures, this assists the youth players in their progression to senior rugby and the U21’s fixtures. The players need to embrace the YDP concept as they are the future senior players of Dorking RFC or indeed wherever they end up playing this wonderful sport;many of the principles of play come from from Armand Roux, our Director of Rugby.
Our CDP is supported by senior coaches like Cameron Cowell (England 7's), Delon Armitage (England), Tom Bristow (Hong Kong), Henry Birch (RFU Coach Developer) and our expereinced S&C Daniel Mackenzie (Who himself played for Zimbabwe and worked with Proteas and Springboks)
There is no extra cost to enrol into our YDP or CDP programmes, all we ask for is good attendance and lots of enthusiasm. The Fun will happen naturally.
Get in touch to find out more.