Joueuses U18 féminines participent au stage de dévélopement en Angleterre
La Suisse faisait partie d'un groupe elite de 50 joueuses provenant de 5 des pays les plus aspirantes du rugby Européen - La Suisse, la Suède, le Pays-Bas, la Russie, la Belgique - qui étaient invités a un stage de dévélopement féminine U18 organisé et financié par la Fédération Anglaise RFU en février 2015.
Le stage, qui incluait entraineurs et arbitres aussi que joueuses, faisait partie du Unity Project de la RFU (un programme de dévélopement lié a la Coupe du Monde 2015 qui va réunir 17 nations en dévélopement pour soutenir le rugby en Europe) comme aussi du IMPACT Programme lié a la victoire de l'angleterre dans la Coupe de Monde de Rugby Féminin en 2014.
Les 5 nations participants sont actuellement classées entre 8ème et 12ème en Europe dans le rugby a XV féminin, et 3 ou 4 entre eux vont participer a la Women`s European Trophy en Octobre 2015. Elles feront aussi partie des équipes qui vont essayer de se qualifier pour les dernières places dans la coupe du monde 2017, comme aussi pour les Jeux Olympiques de 2016 et le Sevens World Cup en 2018. Beaucoup des jeunes joueuses a ce stage joueront un role important dans le futur du rugby féminin de leur pays.
(Text Anglais de Scrumqueens.com)
La delegation Suisse comprénait:
On-site Report by Game Official and Coach Sarah McNamara:
On Monday, February 16th 2015 a Swiss contingent of 6 young players (Margot Lutz, Ludivine Colombara, Julie Luzi, Niki Zaal, Lucile Pasche & Rahel Wiesendanger), 2 coaches (Vincent Prébandier & Chris Stuart) and 1 referee (Sarah McNamara) travelled to Kent, England for a 4 day junior women's rugby training camp run by England Rugby (formerly the RFU). They were joined by similar teams from the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden & Russia and the playing squad for the camp was extended by several girls from the England academy. The entire event was staffed by England Rugby technical & educational officers.
The players participated in many on-pitch games & skills schools which covered all core aspects of the game and also learned about strength & mobility training, warm-up & warm-down and recovery sessions as well as participating in team-building exercises and a values session.
The coaches & referees took part in a mixture of classroom sessions and hands-on coaching with the players. All camp members went to Aldershot on Tuesday evening to watch the England Women U20 take on the Army in a high quality match.
The players found the pace & intensity of the training to be very high and enjoyed this challenge. They felt that the areas of their game that improved the most were their body position, tackling and ability to offload. They loved that so much of the training was game-based to allow them to put their new skills into practice in a contextual way and they made many new friends. The girls were a credit to their clubs and to Switzerland with an excellent spirit, friendliness, commitment & discipline, they represent a bright future for the women's game!
The coaches were shown a whole new philosophy of coaching which focuses on the reasons why they coach & referee and why the players play. The key aspects of this method include focusing on mental & social skills as well as technical or tactical skills, making training sessions largely game-based, asking questions to generate self & peer feedback and leading the players through guided discovery to enhance their learning & develop their decision making skills.
The camp was a huge success for all involved and all nine Swiss representatives are anxious to bring their new skills back to the pitches of Switzerland for the season ahead.