Swedish Rugby Union Get Into Rugby

Report
Swedish Rugby Union (SRF)
Get Into Rugby
Proposed Project Outline
Contents
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Context
SRF LTPD
Alignment
Delivery
Implementation
Monitoring & Measuring
Nordic Partnership
Contacts
Context
• Game Development Conference November 2011
identifies recruitment as the key focus for SRF
• Board approves and strategic decision taken 2012
to focus on implementation of LTPD
• Long Term Player Development model for
Swedish Rugby – framework to be published
November 2012
• Implementation focus on ”Physical Literacy” &
”Learn to Train” phase – 6 to 12 year olds
• Recruitment model needed to ’kick start’
journey
Support for SRF LTPD and pathway
structure
• Gary Townsend (RFU) through TES – outcome:
modified game for U8, U10, U12, U14 –
develomentally appropriate competition
structures
• Ultan O’ Callaghan (IRFU-Munster) – facilitation
of SRF conference and sharing of experience –
outcome: consensus to adopt LTPD within SRF
• Istvan Balyi (Sport Canada)– consultant to SRF in
development (2012) and implementation of LTPD
2013 onwards (to include women’s specific and
7’s specific strands)
Ultan O’ Callaghan Nov ’11
SRF LTPD Framework
Träna för
att vinna
19+
Träna för att
tävla 16 - 19
BEHÅLLA
Träna för att träna
13 - 16
INVESTERING
Lära sig att träna
9 - 12
FUNdamentals &
Physical Literacy
6-9
ALIGNMENT
From GIR to SRF
• Natural progression and alignment of rules &
format from ”Stay” stage to ”rugbysamlingar”
(stage 1, SRF player pathway)
• Easy progression for coaches and referees –
similar game format
• Natural timing – school sports/project
implementation in spring – SRF mini rugby
summer season
SRF Player Pathway
• First stage of SRF player pathway – regional
rugbysamlingar (”rugby gatherings”) U8 – U14 noncompetitive – May to September with modified rules
• TAG/Non-contact U8, U10
• Modified, incremental introduction of contact U12,14
• Smaller pitches, fewer players, player centred = more
time on ball, more involvement for each player, more
FUN!
• First stage of coach and referee pathway – specific
coaching modules – alignment with sports council
SRF National Player Pathway
Sverige XV
Sverige 7’s
Sverige U20
Regional minirugby
festivals
Teknisk kontinuitet
Senior
Rugby
U20 +
Ungdoms
Rugby
U14 – U18
Minirugby
Samlingar
U6 – U12
Nationell
Akademi
Sverige U18
Regionala
Utvecklings
Program
”Learn to
Train”
Klubb Rugby
IRB - GET INTO
RUGBY
POPULATION
Akademi program
Coach and Refereeing pathway
• Identify coaches through ”Stay” stage for IRB
coaching pathway to take IRB L1 in 2014
• Potential IRB S & C L1 and Rugby L1 delivery
into schools in 2014
• Progression to referee pathway through
”Game Manager” role in mini rugby festivals
in SRF pathway
DELIVERY
Overview
• A minimum of 5 possible delivery models
based on existing sports structures
• Potential central funding available up to
200,000SEK in grant format through sports
council directly to clubs/regions in projects
approved by SRF
• Regional basis – initally 5 target locations
Targeted Areas
West, Skåne and
Stockholm delivered
Mini-Rugby festivals in 2012
Skellefteå/Norrland
Stockholm/
Mälardalen area
West Region
Småland/Blekinge
Skåne Region
Possible Delivery Models
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Model #1 – Idrottsskola
Model #2 – Skolidrottsföreningar (SIF)
Model #3 – Direct Contact/Existing network
Model #4 – Internationella Engelska Skolan
(IES)
• Model #5 – Idrott utan gränser (IUG)
Model #1 - Idrottsskola
• Idrottsskola projekt (“Sports School”)
• One sport gets access to several schools over an 8
week period facilitated by local council
• Currently; local rugby club delivers content
• Issues – consistency; quality control; safety;
material/equipment
• Solely dependent on competency of club volunteers
• Improved through: involvement of teachers, delivery of
education, availability of ‘standard’ material and
equipment
Pilot results – Idrottsskolan project 2011
Key outcomes
• 8 week project in 4 schools in Karlstad
• 350 students between age 10 and 12 played
rugby
• Club had an ’open day’ and invited parents along
• 42 players registered over first 2 weeks
• 16 months later......Karlstad Rugby Club U12
team took part in 4 mini rugby festivals in
western region – no pre-existing youth structure
Model #2 – Skolidrottsföreningar (SIF)
• School sports union
• Union of representatives of PE departments in
schools within a county
• Meet to plan county-wide events and share
ideas/professional development
• SRF have dates booked with Värmland county SIF
– 29 schools from around the county
• Strengths
– union is teacher driven and actively seek new
activities and professional dev opportunities
– Possible funding available for materials purchase
Model #3 – Direct Contact/Existing
network
• Club has a network of ’feeder’ schools in the
local community
• Strengths
– relatively open access
– Existing relationships to build on
Model #4 – Internationella Engelska
Skolan (IES)
• Network of 18 free schools spread througout
Sweden
• Agreement in place to pilot rugby in 4 schools
during 2012/2013 academic year as part of PR
curriculum
• Strengths:
– School curriculum taught in English
– Rapidly expanding company (avg. 1 new school/yr)
Model #5 – Idrott utan gränser (IUG)
• IUG non-profit community group working in 2
cities – Norrköping and Södertalje (Greater
Stockholm area)
• IUG uses sport as a tool to encourage active
lifestyles and integration in areas with large
immigrant populations
• SRF and IUG discussions ongoing to add rugby
as a ’core’ sport
IMPLEMENTATION
Timeline
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IRB RDM – TD dialogue sept/oct 2012
Club engagement tour 29th sept. to 5th october
Invite applications to implement GIR
Development conference 10th/11th November –
selection of locations/partners
Education delivery Q1 2013
Project delivery Q2 2013
Mini Rugby season Q2/3 2013
Review – planning Q4 2013
Project plan outline
Proposed Structure
IRB
RDM
SRF
TD
COUNCIL/
BODY
PROJECT
LEADER
EDUCATOR
COURSE
SCHOOL/
ORG.
TEACHER
CLUB
CLUB
REP
FESTIVAL
DAY
CLUB
OPEN DAY
CLUB
REP
CLUB
REP
CLUB
TRAINING
TEACHER
PROJECT
LEADER
Targets
• Year 1 – Sweden
• 5,000 children participating in project
• 10% increase in playing numbers
MONITORING AND MEASURING
Research Partnership Opportunity
• Possible partnership with Karlstad University
Sports Science department
• Previous work:
• Carlman, Peter (Karlstad University, Faculty of
Social and Life Sciences, Department of Health
and Environmental Sciences)Dropout from
Organized Children’s and Youth’s Sports in
Sweden. International Journal of Sport
Psychology . (2012)
Proposed partnership
• After initial discussions, Peter is keen to take on a
project to look at factors affecting recruitment
and retention rates through the TRY, PLAY and
STAY stages of Get Into Rugby
• Note: Study would be on a 50% basis and
additional funding from IRB/other bodies would
be required – not budgeted for in SRF 2013
budget. Wider geographical scope posssible
NORDIC PERSPECTIVE
Co-Operation
• Proposal is to initially combine Sweden,
Norway and Denmark to share resources and
align player pathways
• Addition of Finland in phase 3
• Addition of Iceland at a later date
• Combined Nordic population of 25m
Benefits and opportunities
• Further alignment of player pathways – FIRA U17 cross
border and Viking Tri Nations already in place
• www.norden.org Nordic Council provides support to
cross border initiatives
• Pooling of educators – sharing resources
• Appeal to pan-nordic commercial partners
• Strengthens potential viewership for Nordic rugby TV
market
• Need to create aligned, periodised Nordic Rugby
season to facilitate long term growth
SRF Contacts
• Robert Persson – General Secretary
– [email protected]
• Stina Leijonhufvud – President
– [email protected]
• David Hanley – Technical Director
– [email protected]
• Cissi Lundin – Treasurer
– [email protected]

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