What is the Regional Player Development Centre?
The Regional Player Development Centres (RPDCs) are part of the RFL's performance pathway to help raise coaching and playing standards nationally.
The RPDC's run from September to July on Saturday mornings in the East Midlands (Loughborough College & University) and Monday Evenings in the West Midlands (Wolverhampton), and have 40 U14s players athletes and 6 coaches involved from across the two regions.
Players will enter a performance programme where they receive monitored coaching aimed at improving technical and tactical knowledge and core skills. Strength and conditioning is also an integral part of the programme with players working on movement skills and core strength, essential attributes for Rugby League.
How Do Players Access The RPDC?
The Talent Team work closely with community coaches to identify players who possess the attributes to play and develop in the RPDC environment from the Service Area Player Development Centre.
Players who have been identified will be invited to join the RPDC at a number of transition windows during the year.
If selected players must show commitment, competence and most importantly the right attitude to remain on the programme.
If you are a potential RPDC player or community coach who wants more information please contact Steve Crooks 07515 753 746 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org