Rugbytots is Ireland’s first rugby specific play programme for children between the ages of 2 – 5 yrs old.
Open to boys and girls, Rugbytots is a gentle play session which focuses on the skills of rugby and teaches a variety of rugby skills such as running with the ball, finding space in play, kicking, catching and scoring a try. All rugby skills taught at Rugbytots are beneficial for progression onto mini rugby and for exercising and refining hand eye co-ordination as well as motor development. Issac Boss, Irish capped scrum half says “Rugbytots is a fantastic programme for young children to build confidence and self-esteem, as well as developing the motor skills that the game of rugby teaches.”
Rugbytots is an excellent chance to introduce rugby to a younger age group, in a fun play setting whilst helping them to develop their physical, psychological and team playing social skills. It is also a great opportunity for parents and children to have fun doing a lively activity together.
Head Coach: Gillian Coleman
Gillian has been running Rugbytots North East Leinster since 2013 after being made redundant from her previous corporate position. Her classes currently run throughout North County Dublin, Meath and Louth. Gillian has always had a passion for rugby and has 8 years’ experience coaching minis rugby in Skerries Rugby Club. She is also a qualified fitness instructor. Combining her love and enthusiasm for Children and rugby, Rugbytots has become a perfect fit and a natural progression.