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West Hartford Black Hearts Rugby Club Hosting Youth Masterclass and RTG Series

A Youth Masterclass and Free Jacks Regional Tracking Group session will be held at Sterling Field in West Hartford.


The New England Free Jacks are excited to announce our Youth Masterclass and RTG series for this upcoming fall.

Led by Free Jacks Academy staff and players, we are excited to roll these community events out across our regions. This RTG and Youth Masterclass will be hosted by the West Hartford Black Hearts Rugby Club.

The program will take place on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023 at Sterling Field in West Hartford. The Youth Masterclass, which is for ages 15 and under, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m., and the Regional Tracking Session will from from noon-2 p.m.

What is a Youth Masterclass?

Free Jacks Youth Masterclasses are designed to support our Youth Players in an age and stage appropriate manner by continuing to develop technical and fundamental skills through drills and games alongside current Free Jacks players. Every masterclass participant receives a Free Jacks Masterclass t-shirt, boot bag, and drink bottle.

Masterclasses will compose of different stations led by Free Jacks Staff and Players covering the key rugby components of Catch, Pass, Tackle Technique, and Breakdown followed by light game play. Masterclasses will be followed by an autograph session, Q&A and BBQ for all to enjoy.

The Youth Masterclass is for ages 15 and under.

What is an RTG?

Free Jacks Regional Tracking Group sessions are designed to evaluate fundamental skills and physical performance. Train and Develop understanding of the five pillars of rugby within the Free Jack way and the accompanying skill sets. Apply newfound skills and knowledge in small sided games manufactured to add time and space constraints. Athletes that demonstrate exceptional performance and or potential will be highlighted for future Free Jacks academy events and pathways.

Ages 16 and over.

Cost: $50 for Youth Masterclass Participant, $40 for RTG Session.

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