The UR7s National Sevens Academy works with internationally acclaimed coaches as we strive to develop high performance in all walks of life using rugby sevens as the vehicle. By giving young players a unique insight into the game of 7s we’re providing the knowledge and understanding of what it takes to play 7s at the highest level. The skills are transferrable to the 15-a-side game and to players off all sizes, positions and ages.
Players are invited to join the Academy through our annual scouting programme, which observes the countries best young players at school and club tournaments, as well as our Talent Development Days (TDDs) that we run at schools across the country. The programme is built on creativity and fun, giving all involved the opportunity to express themselves in an environment that nurtures their talent.
We run an annual scouting programme where our coaches visit school and club tournaments across the country, including our own UR7s Junior Championships (one UR7s tournament per region). In addition, the UR7s team run a number of Talent Development Days (TDDs) each year, visiting schools to run sevens specific sessions with players.
At all of these events, players are scouted based the potential. Performance, athletic ability, particular skills and their want to develop in the game of sevens, that our coaches observe.
If a players is offered a place in the Academy they will have the chance to join for the full season, including our summer residential, in-season sessions, virtual sessions and Regional Festival taking place in April each year. Alternatively, players can join for the in-season sessions only, which excludes the summer residential element of the season.
UR7s Academy Graduate / England 7s, Oxford Blue.
UR7s has been very fortunate to work with some talented, brilliant young men that have gone on to continue their rugby development at clubs, universities and nationals teams. The programme is designed to get the very best out of every individual involved and best arm them to continue playing at the highest level possible.
UR7s is incredibly proud of its coaching team. We believe that young players are inspired to learn & enjoy their rugby if the coaching team is vibrant, creative and made up of young coaches who are either still playing or have recently retired. The experience that these players have both on and off the field is invaluable in both inspiring and teaching the squad. The coaching team includes internationals of all levels and players/coaches that have excelled off the field including doctors & Oxbridge Blues amongst many more.
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