PLAYER GROWTH: The Biloela Junior Rugby League Club is fast-tracking the development of their youth players.
PLAYER GROWTH: The Biloela Junior Rugby League Club is fast-tracking the development of their youth players.

Club wastes no time in pre-season

COACHING staff at Biloela Junior Rugby League Club are taking the initiative over summer to give their kids a headstart.

BJRL has begun a series of development camps to improve the technique and skill base of the club’s 13 to18-year-old players.

Vice-president Jefferson Middleton said last Sunday’s first camp had 11 players and he anticipates that number will grow.

“This is the first time we’ve done these development camps at the club,” Mr Middleton said.

“We’ve seen gaps in our kids’ development and we’re filling those gaps and helping them improve their game.”

The two hour sessions are run by a number of BJRL coaching staff and Brett Perry from Biloela Fitness, giving players the opportunity to receive individualised coaching that isn’t available at team practices.

“You’ve always got extra coaches on hand here as opposed to one coach running a full team session.”

“We can do more individual training with ball work, tackling techniques and you can be a lot more specific with the kids.

“One coach can run the drill and the other coaches can do a walk around and help each kid out individually with their technique.”

Mr Middleton encourages interested players or non-club members between 13-18 to take part in the sessions.

There are three more sessions between now and Christmas, each Sunday from 9am-11am at the BJRL fields.

The sessions are free and to nominate your attendance and interest head to the Biloela Junior Rugby League Facebook page.