ITRA Tag Academy
Thursday 3 May 2018 12:00
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TAG ACADEMY

The most fun you'll have this year!!

"Tag Academy" is our coaching and orientation programme for those who are new to the tag rugby scene. We try to achieve a relaxed atmosphere to reduce pressure and competitiveness, and encourage the development of basic skills and understanding. The sessions are short, sharp and instructive and will provide you with the tools to develop skills in future leagues.

 At the end of the tag academy, we will make sure that you end up playing on a team at the appropriate level. 

Tag Academy is also a social occasion, perfect for those looking to meet new people or branch out into new circles. It also suits corporate groups looking to develop practical teamwork skills without the additional competitive aspect of league games.

Tag Academy is the first point on our pathway into tag - so get involved today! 

 

You should try Tag Academy if you:

  • Have little to no tag rugby background
  • Are unfamiliar with the laws of tag rugby
  • Want to try out the game to see if it's for you
  • Want to get a head-start on the basics before you start playing competitively
  • Have played and want to improve your skills

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Our New Year sessions are as follows: 

Tuesdays: Alexandra College, Milltown: https://www.tagrugby.ie/Team-Player-Payment-For-Find-A-Team-Registration.aspx?ltref=A6A84709-3EE2-409F-A039-0110B4296A9D

Wedneadays, Distillery Road, Drumcondra: https://www.tagrugby.ie/Team-Player-Payment-For-Find-A-Team-Registration.aspx?ltref=47FFB40B-C845-40D8-9C9D-A0755481AADC

Overall Learning Outcomes - Tag Academy

Understanding of Game

  • Players will have a basic understanding of the complete laws of social tag rugby
  • Players will have a basic understanding of positional roles (e.g. dummy-half)
  • Players will have a basic understanding of game management
  • Players will understand how to bring team-mates into the game

Attacking

  • Players will be able to execute a single-channel pass off either hand
  • Players will understand and be able to execute basic attacking manoeuvres (e.g. switch, dummy)
  • Players will be able to execute a simple 2-v-1 scenario
  • Players will be able to perform a simple hip-jink
  • Players will be able to effectively make attacking decisions based on the situation

Defending

  • Players will understand the basic technical aspects of making a tag
  • Players will have a basic understanding of positional roles (e.g. marker, “neutral”)
  • Players will be able to defend proficiently as part of a line
  • Players will be able to effectively make defensive decisions based on the situation

Other Skills

  • Players will be able to perform a basic pass from the ground (dummy-half)
  • Players will have a basic understanding of how and when to kick in specific scenarios (out-of-hand, drop-out, restart)
  • Players will have a basic understanding of how to finish (score) in specific scenarios