Under 10 focus areas
The under 10s build on the foundations from the U8s but the Tag Belt is replaced by a careful introduction of the basics of safe tackling, specifically:
how to fall without endangering self or others
how to approach the tackle ("eyes to thighs") to ensure body angle and technique is well rehearsed
ensuring head position is optimal ("cheek to cheek") and deliberate
developing a strong arm grip ("ring of steel") to stop the player and bring safely to the ground
The main emphasis during this age group is that good technique along with regular practice makes for fun and safe contact rugby.