School

About TRSOE

WELCOME TO THE RUGBY SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

The Rugby School of Excellence is the brain child of Great Britain International, Francis Cummins.

Having played 356 games for Leeds Rhinos, Assistant Coach Leeds Rhinos, Head Coach Bradford Bulls, Backs Coach Yorkshire Carnegie, Francis has also gained a vast amount of over 20 years coaching experience. (Junior to Professional)

Francis has spent time down under in Australia learning and identifying the differences between ‘Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere’ rugby.

Grass Roots Rugby Skills

Leading Francis to produce ‘The Rugby School of Excellence’ Both codes are dominated by Southern Hemisphere countries. Many aspects can contribute to this such as:

  • Weather
  • Core skills from a young age
  • Time spent learning the game
  • The ‘Foot-eye’ dominated skills of the Northern Hemisphere sports, to the ‘Hand-eye’ dominated sports of the Southern Hemisphere

THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO READDRESS THE BALANCE

"Having coached at a professional level for the last twelve years, I am aware of the kind of player professional clubs are looking for. My intention is to help both the players to achieve these levels, and to help the pro clubs gain highly skilled players from the age of 14 years before they get into their system. Upskilling our young players will also contribute to increasing the skills of our Community Clubs."
Francis

JOIN THE RUGBY REVOLUTION

As well as receiving fun and rewarding weekly sessions held in modern, dry and undercover facilities (winter months). The Rugby School of Excellence will also provide periodic, intensive camps and specialist one off master classes delivered by professional guest coaches.

A brief overview of what each age can expect to gain. However please feel free to contact us to discuss in more detail.

  • Rookies: 6-9yr olds - (Yr.2 - Yr.4) Specially designed core rugby skills programme delivered through fun games. An introduction to communication skills and team work.
  • Scholars: 10-12yr olds - (Yr.5 - Yr.7)Specially designed core rugby skills programme delivered through fun games. An introduction to vision, decision making, skills under pressure and physical testing/fitness levels to play both codes of rugby.
  • Elites: 13-15yr olds - (Yr.8 - Yr.10) Core rugby skills program designed to work to ERDPP or Scholarship profiles provided by professional clubs. The focus within this age group is delivering skills under pressure, recognising opportunities and thinking for themselves. Rugby is so much more than throwing a ball around, falling on the floor and winning games. Rugby is an investment in life. Providing lifelong friends, discipline, a place to belong, feel proud of, to support and offer kindness, to always be respectful of others, coping with disappointment, to accomplish goals and most importantly to spend time away from the screens!