It is a game-wide project that was undertaken to address concerns around emerging trends in participation. The initiatives associated with the Framework focus on the optimal delivery of Rugby League to participants based on their age, stage of development, skill level and aspiration and is grounded in evidenced based research.
By achieving these three primary objectives, the game will deliver an optimal Rugby League environment that affords all Australians the opportunity to play Rugby League regardless of their age, skill or aspiration.
An environment that positively contributes to the personal development of everyone involved.
Learn more about the main objectives and principles of the Player Development Framework.
With our objectives in mind, as well as our findings from extensive research we established a set of guiding principles that led to the development of a series of exciting new programs and initiatives.
Development Competitions allow coaches to focus entirely on technical, tactical, physical and social development in their players.
For Senior players, injury management is critical due to working arrangements, health insurance and other life commitments.
It serves as a means of promoting participation for all Rugby League players through addressing differences in physical maturation.
The TackleReady program allows participants to learn correct & safe techniques, preparing them for the tackle version of Rugby League.
The RISE Rugby League Development Program provides aspirational Junior Rugby League players (Under 13 - Under 15 years) and coaches with an avenue to obtain specialised training and education through a holistic Rugby League development experience.
Appropriate parental encouragement, support, and praise relate to higher levels of enjoyment and participation.
The focus of the framework is to educate and support Coaches so they can facilitate an environment which prioritises the positive development of all players in their team.
The Player Development Framework covers almost all basis of the Rugby League experience so you may have some questions of things we haven't covered specifically.
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