A Hampshire Development Squad Trial for U13s Boys and Girls will be held at the HMS Temeraire, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth facility on September 2nd and 3rd from 6.30pm until about 8pm.


Clubs and Schools should only nominate up to a max of five candidates, unless there is prior agreement with the Rugby Director. All Nominees from Clubs or Schools MUST preregister by 30th July 2014 for assessment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the forms here in PDF format and as a Word document .


Candidates attending who are not preregistered will not be able to join in September but will be permitted to retrial in January 2014.


Trialists will be assessed in these areas:


  • Show Mental Toughness: Work rate, Confidence and Coach-ability.


  • Physical Attributes: Strength, Agility, Speed, Balance and Coordination.


  • Game Understanding: Spatial awareness, Decision Making, Vision, Evasion, and Creativity.


  • Game Play: Timing of the pass, Accuracy of the pass, Appropriate pass, Receiving the pass and length of pass.


Athletes from other sports should be considered in your nominations.





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