Youth Training School Program Goes Outside!!!

By Lawrence Almagno

Yesterday Marked the first day we were able to take the kids outside. Working with about 25 Kids (some kids have been released or have other obligations during our  program).

The day started out as usual with  a game of touch. We played for about 20 minutes and reminded the kids of the switch plays that we had used in the previous weeks.

Halfway through the game of touch, we froze everyone in position and asked them questions regarding their alignments and the advantages and disadvantages of them. From that point players started taking the ball at the gain line with speed and things improved greatly.

We broke  up to work on dummy switch and pass plays. We ran 4 or 5 variations of these plays. We then gathered everyone around and spoke about the concepts of the game and asked participants questions regarding them.

We than got back together for a game of touch. There are a few players who will be 19yrs old when they are out and you bet you will see them dressing up in Purple. They have great instinctive poaching skills on defense some players being former point guards playing basketball, and other players being former outside linebackers in football have amazing ball awareness defensive skills.

Daniel Andruczyk’s email: daniel@rugbyleagueinternationalscores.com
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10 Responses to “Youth Training School Program Goes Outside!!!”

  1. dragons4eva says:

    Good to see these guys working with the Youth!

  2. Kingsland7 says:

    Future RI Rebels?!

  3. Chris Sanders says:

    Good!

  4. Thanks Mate for putting this up, I really appreciate the added attention you bring to the cause.

  5. Chris Sanders says:

    The Americans are trying to work from the base up Lawrence and it will take time and with the AMNRL playing plenty of Internationals this year,that will give people a clear pathway now and of course the 2013 RLWC is also another carrot to help develop the game in North America.

    • RI Rebellion says:

      Chris Unfortunately Anyone Associated with The Rebellion are not eligible for the USA Team as we are Aligned with the USARL which makes us ineligible for Tomahawk Selection.
      So if anything its an Incentive for kids to ask their parents to move to New York, Fairfield county Connecticut, Delaware or wherever else there is an AMNRL Facebook Team. However These Kids and their parents dont really have much money so its unlikely that will happen.

  6. ParraEelsNRL says:

    Great stuff, keep up the good work.

  7. Interested Observer says:

    RIR, as long as you guys at the USARL keep doing what you are doing, it is of great benefit to the game of RL in the USA. Eventually those in power won’t be able to ignore the USARL and some type of compromise b/w the AMNRL and the USARL will be needed.

    It is terrific to see you guys achieve so much, so soon with so little. It says a lot about your love of the sport and your desire to expose others to a great game. Keep up the good work.

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