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CAMP INFORMATION

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Lions League camps include the following skills amidst a wide variety of drills and games:

  • Communication
  • Catching
  • Grip/ carry
  • Passing – 6 o’clock, spiral
  • Play the ball
  • Basic lines/ plays
  • Evasion
  • Marker systems
  • Tackle technique
  • Ground work and peel
  • Reload/ adjust and line speed
  • Eyes up
  • Moving into space
  • Edge scenarios

Lions League camps also provide position specific focus areas. They can be broken up into the following:

HOOKER

HOOKER

Scoots, vision, playing up on the ruck, passing long and short, decision making, scanning and kicking.

HALF BACK, 5/8, FULLBACK, LOCK

HALF BACK, 5/8, FULLBACK, LOCK

Communication, catch/ pass/ service, eyes up/ vision in attack, depth and width at the ruck, playing at the line, squaring up, show and go, shape, decision making, kicking (short and long), defence edge structures, wrestle, ground work, line speed.

PROP/MIDDLE

PROP/MIDDLE

Footwork, catch/play off the body, grip/offload, find front, advantage line running, taking space, shape/push, ruck plays off 9, marker work, ruck defence systems, tackle technique/grapple, ground work/peel, line speed/reload/adjust, try scoring plays.

OUTSIDE BACKS / SECOND ROW

OUTSIDE BACKS / SECOND ROW

Footwork, fend, catch on contact, offload, out and in lines, short kicking, depth and width in attack variations, scoots, playing into space, pendulum, kick return escort, markers system, try line defence, short side defence, leaping/ high catch, low catch, dive, last play options.

FITNESS TESTING

Lions League can provide the participants with an opportunity to be tested across a wide variety of skill components, specific to Rugby League. These include the following:

ENDURANCE

ENDURANCE

Beep test and yo-yo test
POWER

POWER

Vertical jump test
SPEED

SPEED

10m, 20m and 40m sprint tests
STRENGTH

STRENGTH

Push up test
AGILITY

AGILITY

Illinois test and 505 COD test
CORE

CORE

Sit up test
SKILL TESTING

Lions League can provide the participants with an opportunity to be tested across a wide variety of skill components, specific to Rugby League. These include the following:

PASSING

PASSING

Left and right target passing at the upright
FIELD GOALS

FIELD GOALS

10m, 20m, 30m, 40m and 50m distances
KICKING

KICKING

Dominant foot at a target with distance increasing from 10m
CATCHING

CATCHING

Successful catches of a series of bombs
EDUCATION

Lions League will cover a variety of Rugby League specific content areas and is always open to passing on the knowledge gained during study and through experience. These include the following:

  • Nutrition – Carbohydrates, fats, protein, sugars, hydration, pre match fueling, during competition fuelling and recovery strategies, weight management and the ability to maintain a balanced diet.
  • Principles of Training- Progressive overload, specificity, reversibility, training threshold, variety and warm up/ cool down.
  • Components of Fitness- Strength/ Power, speed, agility, endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination.
  • Skill and fitness testing procedures
  • Periodisation
  • Energy systems – ATP-PC system, lactate system and aerobic system.
  • Reconditioning techniques
  • Planning a training session
  • Safety considerations
NEED TO KNOW
WATER

WATER

Players will be provided with water as the main source of hydration. Water stations will be set up to refill individual water bottles, with Lions League providing additional water bottles for all players to utilise.
EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT

Players are required to wear moulded football boots or suitable running shoes.  Players are also required to bring a mouth guard and any other additional protective equipment that they would normally wear for a Rugby League match. Lions League encourages the use of a headgear to promote safety on the field and reduce the risk of a head injury.  Lions League also encourages appropriate shorts and shirt, which allow each individual to move efficiently.
SPORTS DRINKS

SPORTS DRINKS

Sports drinks are important for carbohydrate replenishment. Lions League will have a station set up to provide this option to all players.  Lions League will educate the players around appropriate times and quantities to consume sport drinks, alongside of maintaining appropriate levels of water intake.
BARBEQUE

BARBEQUE

On the second day of our two-day camps, Lions League provides a BBQ lunch for the players. Upon request, we can also offer halal meat and a vegetarian option for the young pack. Lions League believes that sharing this lunch together is as an integral way to build community spirit.
HYDRATION

HYDRATION

It is important that our players and parents recognise the effects of dehydration. Lions League knows the importance of staying well hydrated and this is a key educational component of the camp. The potential performance implications of someone suffering from dehydration includes: Reduced endurance capacity, reduced strength and power, impaired skill execution, impaired decision making capacity and increased risk of injury.
FRUIT

FRUIT

Lions League provides the players with fruit across the two days. Bananas, apples and oranges are on offer as a way to help recharge the energy sources that they will use during play.