RUGBY juniors got a giant tip on how to make it as a pro.
Youngsters and coaches at Emley Moor were given a boost after coaches from the Huddersfield Giants visited them for a training session.
The Super League team’s junior coaches showed Emley Moor’s players and coaches the basic skills they needed to become a professional rugby league player.
Under 7s, 8s, 9s and 14s Moor players took part in key core skill sessions that consisted of pass, catch, grip and tackle technique while their coaches watched on and took notes.
Emley Moor Under 9s coach, Stuart Granger, said: “Having the Giants’ coaches down at our club was fantastic.
“I know my under 9s got a buzz from running some of the drills the pro’s do.
“And as a coach it was reassuring to have my core beliefs backed up by what they said and done whilst also learning that my boys can run drills at a level higher than I probably gave them credit for.
“It was a great evening for both players and coaches.”
Giants Under 16s scholarship coach, Sean Folan, said: “The Emley coaches were asking lots of questions and understood the benefit of the skills taught and all the coaches said they could incorporate what was learnt into their sessions.”
Organiser and player performance manager, Steve Hardisty, said: “I would like to extend a big thank you to all coaches and players at Emley Moor for accommodating us.
“These performance coaching clinics are invaluable for creating working relationships with community clubs and coaches in Huddersfield.
“Speaking with the coaches afterwards, it seemed like everyone found the evening beneficial and initial plans were set to return in the near future.”