Winning and losing has been a component within all sports these days but these patches are developed to help coaches/teacher/volunteer coaches etc to help look at players individually within the team sport. The performance of young players is way more important than the outcome.
Coaches can purchase patches individually and give them out to their own coaching group or a rugby club can purchase them. If they are handed out on a very regular basis then they loose their importance. Give out sparingly and also at the relevant times and for the correct reasons is the key to using these motivational patches.
It is important that the coaches understand what the patches “mean” and therefore know why they are giving them out.
We all know that within a game environment individual player’s, do individual work that helps the team. These patches fully endorse the child’s effort, commitment and skills within the arena and therefore giving a child a patches for their efforts will help promote the intrinsic values we try and enhance as coaches from playing a sport.
The badges are aimed at 5 – 10 year olds.
When a child receives a patch they then iron them on to their rugby shirts or any garment. They are designed to be ironed onto and up a sleeve of a garment, back of a shirt etc. We recommend that you also sew them onto the garment in the case the glue dries out
This Patch can be used
Great Technique for a pass, catch, tackle etc
Timing of Pass
Timing of Tackle
Turns Up Early
This Patch is used for
Speed of movement
Great Skill Development
Great Side Step to create a line break
Great Speed to make a cover tackle
Great Speed to run into spaces and not into faces.
A great level of Skill within the session
Sacrifice for the team
This Patch can be used for
Footwork to create space for others
Footwork to get out of contact
Correct speed of footwork
A great kick within the game
Learning the skill of Place kicking
Learning the skills of Drop Goals
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How to iron-on your patch
- All patches MUST be ironed by a parent or guardian at all times.
- Make sure that the iron is very hot.
- Place the patch on the desired garment in the desired place.
- Place iron on top of the patch directly and move the iron over the patch for 35-55 seconds. This will give time to the glue to melt and then stick to the garment.
- Keep pressing the iron hard down onto the patch for the 35-55 seconds.
- With some irons you may have to keep the hot iron on the patch for longer to make it stick.
- Due to the nature of the game and the climate that rugby is played in, these patches WILL loose their stickability.
- It is highly recommended that you also sew the patch on your garment. You can stitch completely around the patch or stitch the 3 corners.