U12 & U13 Skill development
School based sessions delivered over a 4 week block looking at the key skills that we have identified. Passing, evasion, tackle technique, kicking and body profiling. Also used as a tool for talent ID.
School development sessions are run in 4 week blocks to create sustainable playing numbers in secondary schools. Create playing opportunities through schools festivals, matrixes, cup competitions and 7 a side competition. 4 Week block of skill development sessions to increase player quality within the school system. Link secondary school sessions to club development needs.
U14 & U15
U14 Skill Development
A pre Christmas school based skills programme delivered over a 4 week block looking at the key skills that we have identified. Passing, evasion, tackle technique, kicking and body profiling. Also used as a tool for talent ID as well as open day skills sessions held in each district as well as a central regional event at Llandarcy.
U14 District Representation
45+ players selected to take part in a 10 week programme that concentrates on the development based on the 6 pillars, Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological, Nutritional and Holistic. During the 10 week programme there will be 2 rounds of inter district games that leads into selection for U15 Dewar Shield.
U15 Schools Dewar Shield
Continued skill development of the players with ELPDC sessions and continue to support schools programme. 17 games a season with a view of developing the next group of Ospreys U16 players.
16s - 20s
The U16 district programme underpins the regional U16 programme as a way of continuingly developing players that have missed out on regional selection. Development through ELPDC sessions and a district U16 competition that is played prior to Christmas. The U16 programme is also used as a talent identification process for Ospreys U18 and U17 Development.
Ospreys U17 Development
A training group that underpins the regional U18 programme used as a talent identification process for Ospreys U18. Continued player development based on the 6 pillars.
U20 Development Programme
The U20 programme is a talent identification programme that is aimed at finding the best young talent in divisions 1 and lower that have been late developers. The programme consists of an 8 week training programme with 2 fixtures in front of Premiership and regional coaching staff as a way of finding the best talent in the region.