Don’t let the NRL wreck junior rugby league

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Chances are you’ll not have heard, however the NRL is trying to change the next legal guidelines of the sport.

1. No tackling till eight years outdated;

2. No competitors till 13 years outdated:

three. Gamers born after 30th June can play down within the grade under.

From the article it calls out that the modifications are being applied to discourage a win-at-all-costs mentality at grassroots degree whereas negating the affect of Relative Age Impact and ranging levels of bodily maturity amongst juniors.

Sadly the difficulty that they name out doesn’t realistically connect with the modifications they need to make.

1. Children be taught extra shortly within the cognitive levels and the sooner you train children to sort out, accurately, the safer the sport shall be by means of out;

2. No competitors earlier than 13s just isn’t going to cease a win in any respect prices angle. It can make the sport right into a recreation and never a sport  Children will go to different sports activities to get the sensation of profitable and conversely dropping. Each actions are character constructing and sadly the PC brigade don’t need anybody to lose, which isn’t how the true world works.

three. Children enjoying down an age group after 30th June continues to be going to trigger a mismatch in participant potential as some gamers are nonetheless going to be as much as 12 months older in the event that they play down. It simply modifications the youngsters who’re impacted. 

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As an alternative of crucifying the sport, there must be a give attention to teaching the fundamentals effectively from a younger age and an oversight of the coaches and the way they work together with the youngsters, by each the membership directors in addition to junior league directors.  

Please learn the article and in addition take into consideration how these rule modifications will have an effect on the nice sport of rugby league, not simply in your children now, however the affect of the sport sooner or later. 

If you happen to don’t agree with the NRL’s crucifying modifications, please ship a message to Todd Greenberg and the directors within the NRL and your junior league by signing the petition  


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