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Grade Ladder – Rugby
 

Grade

Range & Quality of Skills

Decision Making
Tackling Handling Breakdown / Set piece
9

(20)

 

 

Able to demonstrate all core and advanced skills whilst being able to choose the correct technique in a variety of tackling situations with high level of success. Able to complete all core skills with a high level of success.
Able to complete all advanced skills with a high level of success both in drills and game situations.
Full understanding of the rules also know when and how to use the correct breakdown skill and demonstrating all core and all advanced skills; great technique whilst performing the skill with high success and efficiency.

Competent in all core speciality skills, whilst being outstanding within one speciality skill.

Fully aware of all rules and regs, team strategies, positioning in various positions, other peoples strengths and weaknesses in game situations. They also have several of methods of crossing the game line choosing the right time to run/pass/kick. They also able to choose the correct method of beating an opposition.
8

(18-19)

 

 

Able to demonstrate all core and advanced skills whilst being able to choose the correct technique in a variety of tackling situations with high level of success. Complete all core skills with a high level of success.
Able to complete all advanced skills with a moderate level of success both in drills and game situations.
Full understanding of the rules also know when and how to use the correct skill and demonstrating all core skills and an advanced skills; great technique whilst performing the skill with high success and efficiency.

Competent in all core speciality skills, whilst being outstanding within one speciality skill.

Fully aware of all rules and regs, team strategies, positioning in various positions, other peoples strengths and weaknesses in game situations. They also have a few of methods of crossing the game line choosing the right time to run/pass/kick. They also able to choose the correct method of beating an opposition.
7

(16-17)

 

 

Able to demonstrate all core and An advanced skill whilst being able to choose the correct technique in a variety of tackling situations with high level of success. Able to complete all core skills with a high level of success.
Able to complete an advanced skill with a moderate level of success both in drills and game situations.
Full understanding of the rules also know when and how to use the correct skill and demonstrating all core skills; great technique whilst performing the skill with high success and efficiency. An advanced skills with moderate levels of success.

Competent in all core speciality skills, whilst being good within one speciality skill.

Aware of most rules and regs, team strategies, positioning in various positions, other peoples strengths and weaknesses in game situations. They also have a few of methods of crossing the game line choosing the right time to run/pass/kick. They also able to choose the correct method of beating an opposition.
6

(14-15)

 

 

Able to demonstrate all core with a high level of success and sometimes show an advanced skill with moderate level of success. Able to complete all core skills with a high level of success.
Able to complete an advanced skill with a low level of success both in drills and game situations.
Moderate understanding of the rules also know when and how to use the correct breakdown skill and demonstrating all core skills; good technique whilst performing the skill with high success and efficiency. Able to show and an advanced skills with moderate levels of success.

Be competent in all core speciality skills, whilst being good within one speciality skill.

Aware of most rules and regs, team strategies, positioning in various positions throughout a game. They are able to cross the game line. The often choose the right time to run/pass/kick. They sometimes choose the correct method of beating an opposition.
5

(11-13)

 

 

Able to demonstrate all core and rarely show An advanced skill with moderate level of success in drills and game situation. Able to complete all core skills and rarely show an advanced skill with a moderate level of success within both in drills and game situations. Moderate understanding of the rules also know when and how to use the correct breakdown skill and demonstrating all core skills; good technique whilst performing the skill with moderate success and efficiency.

Competent in all core speciality skills.

Aware of most rules and regs, team strategies, positioning in various positions throughout a game.

They are able to cross the game line. They sometimes choose the right time to run/pass/kick. They sometimes choose the correct method of beating an opposition.

4

(8-10)

 

 

Able to demonstrate all core skills executed with moderate levels of success. In drills and game situation. Able to complete all core skills with a moderate level of success within both in drills and game situations. Some understanding of the rules also know when and how to use the correct skill and demonstrating most core skills within the breakdown whilst performing the skill with moderate success and efficiency.

Be competent in some core speciality skills.

Aware of few rules and regs, team strategies. They are able to cross the game line. The sometimes choose the right time to run/pass/kick. They rarely choose the correct method of beating an opposition.
3

(6-7)

 

 

Demonstrate all core whilst being able to choose the correct technique with a low level of success in drills and game situation Able to complete most core skills with a moderate level of success within both in drills and game situations. Some understanding of the rules, demonstrating most core skills within the breakdown whilst performing the skill with moderate success and efficiency.

Competent in a core speciality skills.

Limited knowledge of rules and regs, team strategies. They sometimes cross the game line. They rarely choose the right time to run/pass/kick. They rarely choose the correct method of beating an opposition.
2

(4-5)

 

 

Able to demonstrate all core tackling techniques with a low level of success in drills. Able to complete some core skills with a moderate level of success within both in drills and game situations. Little understanding of the rules, demonstrating most core skills within the breakdown whilst performing the skill with moderate success and efficiency.

Be competent in a core speciality skills.

Has limited knowledge or understanding of rules/regs of the game. rarely Recognises some form of tactics or beneficial positions throughout a drill. But unable to choose the appropriate skill to make it beneficial.
1

(1-3)

A core tackling technique rarely shown with limited success in a tackling drill but not in game situations. Able to complete some core skills with a low level of success within in drills but not within game situations Little understanding of the rules, demonstrating some core skills within the breakdown whilst performing the skill with low success and efficiency.

Be competent in a core speciality skills.

Has limited knowledge or understanding of rules/regulations of the game

Rarely recognises any form of tactics or beneficial positions throughout drills.

W3

 

No technique but willing to attempt to make basic tackle; during drill Very little success catching and very little technique shown throughout drills or Able to pick up a moving ball. Very limited understanding of the rules, demonstrating few core skills within the breakdown whilst performing the skill with low success and efficiency.

Be aware of a core speciality skills.

Has limited knowledge or u very nderstanding of rules/regs of the game.  Doesn’t know when to  When to run/pass/kick
W2

 

Tries to attempt to make tackle showing no technique; during drills. Very low success in catching and showing any type of technique passing.  Able to pick up a stationary ball low success rate when the ball in moving. Very Limited understanding of the rules, demonstrating a core skill within the breakdown whilst performing the skill with very low success and efficiency.

 

Has no knowledge or understanding of rules/regs of the game. Doesn’t know when to  When to run/pass/kick
W1

 

Unwilling to attempt to make any type of tackle; during drills or game situation. Low success in catching and showing any type of technique passing.  Able to pick up a stationary ball very low success rate when the ball in moving. No understanding of the rules, demonstrating no core skill within the breakdown whilst performing the skill with no success and efficiency.

 

Has no knowledge or understanding of rules/regulations of the game and  Doesn’t know when to  When to run/pass/kick

Advanced Skills

Handling:

  • Spin off both hands
  • Advanced offloading

Decision making:

  • Methods to cross the gain line
  • Awareness of team strategies /tactics in both attack and defence
  • Attack/defence positioning on the field
  • Awareness of strengths/weaknesses and actions of others in a variety of roles in attack and defence in the game.

Breakdown:

  • Jackal
  • Counter ruck

Tackling:

  • Basic technique from rear
  • Smothering

Core Skills

Handling:

  • Picking up a ball:
    • Stationary, Moving
  • Falling on the ball
  • Both hands in either direction (not spin)
  • Basic Off-loading

Receiving:

  • On the move
  • Stationary

Decision making

  • When to run/pass/kick
  • Awareness of the rules and regulations of the game and their application

Beating opponents:

  • Balanced running with the ball
  • Hand off
  • Side-step
  • Change of pace/direction

Tackling:

  • Basic technique from front and side
  • Close contact tackling

Breakdown

  • Rules and regulations of the breakdown and their application

Ruck:

  • Going to ground
  • Ball presentation
  • Support roles
  • Clearout

Maul:

  • Staying on feet
  • Body positioning
  • Support roles
  • Rolling maul

Speciality Skills

Scrum

  • Individual positions and roles
  • Support play once ball is out
  • Binding, position of feet; angle of drive for each row

Line outs

  • Tactics, roles and support

Kicking

  • High ball
  • Grubber
  • Box – from ruck
  • Place – conversions/penalties
  • Positional
  • Drop goal
All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020