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Skills Development Program

Skills Development Program - SJ and Corban

Register here for the Skills Development Program

The Cronulla Sharks Skills Development Program provides opportunities to athletes in the Shire to take their Rugby League skills to another level.

Entering its fourth year, the program has been updated to have an intensive focus on tackling technique, safe body positioning and core skills. The program runs for 6 sessions over 6 weeks and is the perfect preparation for the upcoming Junior League season. It is ideal for both beginners as well as experienced players looking to further develop.

The program has been designed by Cronulla Sharks Academy and Talent Identification Manager Glenn Brailey. Glenn's experience includes 8 years at the Cronulla Sharks where has been directly involved with Harold Matthews, Winter Academy and Development squads. Glenn also has experience as an Elite Academy coach and is now currently the Head Coach of the Cronulla Sharks Harvey Norman Women's team.

The program will also feature Cronulla Sharks new recruit Shaun Johnson and Jillaroo Corban McGregor who are onboard as program ambassadors. The program will include an array of coaches from the Sharks Academy program, giving participants the opportunity to access Sharks style coaching throughout the program.

The Cronulla Sharks are committed to providing this professional program to all juniors seeking to improve their skills and techniques in Rugby League. We believe safe and correct tackling technique is an important aspect to any Junior Rugby league player. This program ensures each participant is taught effective and safe techniques whilst being analysed by high level coaches to guarantee the outcomes of the program are achieved.

Key areas of the program include:

Pre-tackle preparation
Pre-contact safe body positioning
Tackle mechanics
Safe falling technique
Advanced Catch/Pass technique
Play the ball
Methods of evasion and running lines
Creating overlaps and using numbers

Boys: 6-12
Girls: 6-15+

Playing kit provided:
Exclusive Sharks Skills Development training shirt
Shark Net membership (includes official Sharks cap)
Hydralyte drink bottle

Session Dates:
- Induction (Sharks leagues Club) 27th February - 6pm, all participants must attend.
Session 1 – 4th March
Session 2 – 11th March
Session 3 – 18th March
Session 4 – 25th March
Session 5 – 1st April
Session 6 – 8th April

WASH OUT SESSION: 15th of April

Cost: $205

Session Times (subject to change):

Time Slot 1 – 5pm-6pm (G6-10 years old & B6-10 years old)

Time Slot 2 – 6:15pm – 7:15pm (G11+ years old & B11+ years old)

All sessions will be held at Greenhills playing fields, Kurnell.

Skill Development Program FAQ

In the case of wet weather, a call will be made at 2pm on the day of the session. If the session is cancelled, participants will receive an email from the Sharks, if there is no correspondence from the Sharks, the session is assumed on.

Squad Size:
Typical squad size is 10-14 players though at certain times we will work with smaller groups to fast track skill development.

Age Groups:
Players will generally train in groups of the same age though for certain activities players will be grouped by skill.

General enquiries, please contact - Alexander Biceski – [email protected]


Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.