What is Commando Rugby School?
A rugby orientated camp with an underlying military focus. This means Millennials will learn rugby skills and techniques as well as basic first aid, navigation, how to build shelters and survival techniques.
How much does it cost?
Commando Rugby camp will cost £20 a day or £80 for the full week. You will be required to Download the consent form and make sure this has been filled in and signed before your child may attend.
The camp will be running from 12th – 16th August. The camp will start at 09:00 and end at 16:30.
What equipment is required?
- Note pad and pen
- Trainers, Rugby socks or Athletic Socks
- Rugby shorts or Athletic Shorts
- Mouth guard optional
- Refillable Water Bottle with name on it
- Any personal items you may want/need (Snacks and drinks)
- Consent/Medical Info
You will also be required to bring a packed lunch and enough snacks and water.
What will a typical day at Commando Rugby School will look like?
Morning sessions will focus primarily on rugby training, techniques, skills, defensive work, games and team building activities.
Afternoon sessions will include military elements such as:
*Survival skills; building shelters, finding water, setting traps, catching animals, what to do (and not to) do if you ever find yourself lost or in an unpredictable situation
*Medical training; what to do (and not to do) in certain emergency situations, ABCD – clearing airways, breathing, circulation/pulse and disability (checking injuries and responses safely)
*Navigation; how to use and read a map, use a compass, read and follow co-ordinates and use your surroundings to your advantage
Due to technological advances and ever-changing cultural expectations, the younger generations are losing their gross and fine motor skills, as well basic life skills. It is important for children to explore the outdoors and have experiences outside of their social circles to become well-rounded, disciplined and well-educated adults. It is for this reason I have decided to open a Commando Rugby School; an organisation that aims to combine military training with sports to deliver quality rugby coaching and life skills. Using military and rugby principles, I will teach the new generation’s basic life skills that will help them in further life. Coaching will be delivered to the highest standard and skills will be delivered with the commando spirit and rugby ethos in mind. This unique programme has been designed to get children outdoors again. It is designed to encourage children to work together and become well-rounded team players. It is designed to be fun, active and exciting. It will teach various skills that are otherwise inaccessible within the UK education system. The children and young people who attend the camp will enjoy each day and learn valuable and transferable skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Everybody involved in the field craft elements will be either Royal Marine Commandos or ex special forces, thus ensuring the ethos and elements of Commando spirit are upheld and delivered by those most qualified to do so.
Elite Royal Marine Commandos have the ethos of resilience; never giving up and pushing their bodies to its limits, not only mentally but physically. The four elements of Commando spirit – Courage, Determination, Unselfishness and Cheerfulness in the face of adversity – will be prevalent throughout every aspect of your child’s time at the camp. We aim to ensure these values will be instilled in a way that is fun and enjoyable for everybody!
Using sport as a central feature of the programme, children will be encouraged and expected to engage with others outside of their peer groups. They will learn and improve their discipline, learn to work in teams and improve their fitness. They will participate with defensive work, game structure and learn a wide range of rugby skills such as tackling, running (changing pace, acceleration, changing direction) passing, support play (understanding positions and supporting roles) and decision making under pressure.
Problem solving in teams; enhancing children’s capability to work under pressure in a fun and safe environment. Children will learn to listen to others, consider ideas from others, follow instructions, take tasks through to completion and succeed in various contexts. The activities ran at the school will not only help them develop their communication skills, but also encourage them to work and problem solve in later life.
Leadership; through various contexts and activities, children will learn a variety of leadership skills including how to develop judgement and use it in various situations, bearing, developing will-power, building confidence, how best to encourage others in a positive manner.
Survival; in a nutshell, children will learn essential outdoor survival skills such as how to build shelters using various available resources, how to keep warm and sleep outdoors. They will also learn strategies to find food and water in the in the wild. This activity is particularly good for building determination and resilience!
Camouflage; through fun activities, children will learn how to blend into surroundings and stay undetected from others.
First Aid; children will learn basic first aid including CPR and treatment for injuries of varying severity.
Team Building; games and activities to encourage collaboration and how best to work with others in a variety of situations.
About Commando Rugby School
When & Where
- From: 2019-08-12 09:00 AM
- To: 2019-08-16 04:30 PM
Fleetwood Rugby Club
Melbourne Ave, FY7 8AY, Fleetwood.