The Bath Rugby Community team last week took their rugby camps to a new level of innovation.
The Junior Elite Camp for boys under 13 and under 16, held at Beechen Cliff School over the Easter holiday, set out to mirror the way in which the Bath Rugby First Team trains.
This meant an in-depth look at the following areas that are vital to high-performance: strength and conditioning; nutrition; injury management; and rugby skills and games sessions.
Assisting in coaching sessions were none other than First Team players David Wilson, Richard Lane and David Sisi, which allowed the youngsters to learn first-hand what it takes to be a professional in the most competitive league in rugby union.
A sample comment from one of the attendees' parents said: "What a fantastic couple of days! The Elite Camp is a great step up for those who have some rugby experience and are interested in getting a taste of just how much more there is to being a professional sportsman. My son Joe, age 13, has attended several Bath Rugby camps and says this was the best so far. He really enjoyed the fun coaching activities by the excellent and friendly coaching staff and came home tired but motivated to improve further. Feedback from professional players on the second day was a real boost too. He's already asking about the next one. Thank you!"
The Community team will be hosting a similar camp, this time with a rugby sevens approach, at North Dorset RFC on the 23rd and 24th July. To book a place on this camp, or simply to find out further information, click here.