Provincial Team Program (PTP) in use

Provincial Team Program (PTP) in use

Men

Under 16

The U16 boys is a developmental team within the Training to Train stage of the Long Term Rugby Development model. This team is used to identify young athletes with potential to become representative players at the U18 level. It is created with the intention of helping young players improve their skills and knowledge above and beyond the high school level. This program runs as a continuation of the high school rugby season to maintain the interest in rugby, leading up to the Age Grade Prairie Regional Championship in July. This tournament is the culmination of the U16 program where teams from all over Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta compete. U16 players who have demonstrated exceptional skill may then be considered to travel with the U18 men's team.

Under 18

The U18 men is a team within the Training to Compete stage of the Long Term Rugby Development model. It is made up of the highest quality of high school rugby players from across Saskatchewan. This Provincial Representative team trains together to prepare to compete for a medal at the Rugby Canada National Festival, which is held each year in mid August. The U18 Sask Men have historically played test matches against teams from Alberta and Manitoba, as well as touring sides from as far as England, in preparation for the National Festival. Travelling out of province is a common occurrence with the U18 team, whom have traveled as far as Las Vegas and have toured England.

Women

Under 16

The U16 girls is a developmental team within the Training to Train stage of the Long Term Rugby Development model. It is used to identify young athletes with potential to play at a U18 representative level. It is also used to help young players improve their skills and knowledge of the game to prepare them to play at a higher level, which they would not normally be a part of within the High School Program. This team runs as a continuation of the high school rugby season to maintain the interest in rugby. This program often travels to Alberta and Manitoba to compete in tournaments and test matches developing their knowledge and experience with the game. The U16s will often train and travel with the U18 side. Recently this team travelled to Hawaii where they competed in an international tournament and placed second.

Under 18

The U18 women is a competitive team within the Training to Compete stage of the Long Term Rugby Development model. Its goal is to expand the number of higher level womens rugby players in Saskatchewan. This Provincial Representative side competes at the Rugby Canada National Festival in August each year. The U18 women practice and play test matches to prepare for this event by travelling out of province to various games and tournaments.


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