When we think of rugby, we tend to think of a tough, hard and fast game played by incredible athletes who combine speed, strength and agility. If we think about rugby even more, what usually comes to mind is a game that also engenders high levels of respect. When a game is as physically demanding as rugby, respect and sportsmanship are crucial. Here is a look at how sportsmanship can be encouraged in all aspects of a young player’s life.
Toddlers and young children do struggle to stay calm when faced with losing a game, and while it is tempting to let them win at snake and ladders to save a meltdown, this is not healthy in the long run. Children need to learn to win and to lose graciously as this will help them in later life, both on and off the rugby field. … Read More