It is a game-wide project that has been undertaken to address concerns around emerging trends in participation. The 11 initiatives associated with the Framework focus provide 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 the three primary objectives of Attract and Retain Participation, Foster Personal Development, and Transition and Nurture Performance, the game will deliver an 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.
The focus of Rugby League Tag is on fun and learning the basic fundamentals of the game.
The TackleReady program allows participants to learn correct & safe techniques, preparing them for the tackle version of Rugby League.
The 18 Month Registration Window provides an opportunity for players who are born between July and December to register in the year level immediately below their calendar grouping.
Development Competitions allow coaches to focus on physical, social, and fundamental skill development in all their players.
The RISE Rugby League Development Program provides aspirational Junior Rugby League players (Under 13 - Under 16 years) and coaches with an avenue to obtain specialised training and education through a holistic Rugby League development experience.
Weight Related Competitions serve as a means of promoting participation for all Rugby League players through addressing differences in physical maturation.
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 bases of the Rugby League experience so you may have some questions of things we haven't covered specifically.
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