Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve been asked loads of questions about ScrumKids over the years – here are the answers to the most common ones
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What happens in a ScrumKids class?
Children are split into different groups depending on their age, and will take part in a wide variety of fun activities based around a rugby theme. These activities will help to develop their motor skills, control, coordination and general fitness, and will hopefully help them develop a lifelong love of the game.
Do all the groups run at the same time?
No, we run separate sessions for children in different age groups. ScrumToddlers for little ones aged between 2 and 4; ScrumJuniors for those aged between 3 and 5; and ScrumSeniors for budding rugby players aged between 5 and 7. Keeping the groups separate means we can focus on activities suitable for each age group.
They’re not actually going to be scrumming, are they?
No. ScrumKids sessions are strictly non-contact. No tackles. No rucks. No scrums. No physical contact in the younger age groups at all. Older children will sometimes work in pairs and groups, but the contact is strictly limited to activities such as tagging and passing.
Where and when are classes held?
ScrumKids sessions are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. We’re constantly expanding into new areas, and you’ll always be able to find a list of current sessions on our ScrumKids Sessions page. Our sessions start at around 9am and finish around noon.
What should my little one bring?
Children should wear appropriate clothing for sporty activities – shorts, tracksuit or jogging bottoms, suitable footwear such as trainers or gym shoes, and a t-shirt. Having a drink is essential, as your little ones will be running around, and we’ll encourage everyone to take a drinks break during all ScrumKids sessions.
Can I purchase a ScrumKids kit?
Yes. ScrumKids offers a competitively priced rugby kit in our online shop. Purchase of the kit is optional but the kit is specifically designed for rugby and, more importantly, helps to foster that all-important team spirit between all the ScrumKids in the session.
How much are ScrumKids sessions?
We offer a highly competitive rate of £5.50 per session, payable in full for each half term. Your first ScrumKids session is absolutely free of charge, and you’re only charged if you sign up for a half term of sessions after your child has taken part in their free trial session.
How do I book ScrumKids sessions?
Booking sessions and paying for sessions takes place through our Sessions pages. Find a local ScrumKids session and follow the steps to book your free trial (for new joiners) or half term sessions.
Do grown-ups stay for the sessions?
Yes. We’re not insured to offer childcare services, so all ScrumKids must be accompanied by a responsible adult for the entire duration of each session. Especially in the younger groups, grownups play a vital part in encouraging their child’s confidence by taking part in simple throwing and catching exercises.
Are you insured? DBS checked?
Absolutely. ScrumKids is fully licensed and insured, and all of our coaches and assistants are hand-picked, trained and checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service to ensure that we make ScrumKids a safe, friendly environment for all children.
What happens if my child doesn't enjoy ScrumKids?
We are sure your little ones will love it! But having young children of our own, we understand that they don’t always enjoy every activity, however much we want them to! As you have booked for a half term, we suggest giving it a couple of sessions and, if they’re still not engaged by then, speak to your session leader and we can work something out.
What if my little one is disabled or has additional needs?
ScrumKids aims to be as inclusive as possible, so we’ll work with you as much as we can, within the constraints of a group session, to accommodate your little one. We’re confident that we can help you to tailor the session for your child’s needs. Get in touch with us, and come along for a free session to see how you get on.