The successful development of our talented young players will be guided by the patience and expertise of the educators and the resilience of the minds and bodies of the athletes.
The club runs 4 key programs below the 1st team
U11 – U14 – Wolfcubs & Origins
This is a short program based in the summer holidays as well as a 10 weekly sessions which are run post Easter and are open to all players [This is Warrington Wolves “Embed the Pathway” Programme]
This program runs from September to July and is for players in Year 10 and 11, this includes twice weekly training and 8 playing opportunities
The U19’s is the clubs first professional programme and involves 4 sessions per week and includes a full fixture list against other Super League Academies.
The Youth Performance Programme at the Warrington Wolves acts as a bridge between the activity of the Foundation and the 1st team Performance department to facility the production of Super League players.
Alongside performance player development the programme also offers support to the general well being of the game in the local area specifically on player recruitment/improvement and coach development.
The club provides quality staff for all programs ranging from Rugby Coaches, team administrators, Strength & Conditioners, Performance Analysis, nutritionist, physiotherapists, doctors and psychologists.
All programs are based at the Wolves Training ground on the University of Chester Padgate Campus, this includes a full equipped weights room, pitches,
Personal Qualities: All players are supported to be able to make good decisions in their life outside of the training environment and work towards being a positive role model at School, amateur club and in the wider community
Rounded Individual: All players are supported to develop and achieve other interests outside of their Rugby League ambitions, whether this is formal education or work.
There are a number of key themes which run through all the programs:
Empowerment: All players are given the opportunity to lead on their own development and are challenged to have opinions on their strengths and weaknesses and to use the coaches to support improving them.
“Your house will not stand the test of time unless you start with a firm foundation.” – Proverbs, 14.1
2015 Semi-Finalists – U19 Academy
2014 Runners Up – U19 Academy
2014 Minor Premiers of the U19 Academy
2012 Winners of the U20 Valvoline Cup – Grand Finalists V Leeds Rhinos
2012 Minor Premiers of the U20 Valvoline Cup
2011 Runners Up in the U20 Valvoline Cup – Grand Finalists V Wigan Warriors
2011 Winners – Carnegie Nines
2010 Minor Premiers of the U20 Valvoline Cup
2010 Winners – Cheltenham Nines Gold Cup
2009 Semi-finalists – Gillette U18 Academy
2009 Semi-finalists – Reserve Grade Championship
The performance team has also aided the progression of 19 youth players to full time contracts at Warrington Wolves; 15 players to represent England U18s; 2 players to represent Wales U18;19 players to represent England U16s; 4 players to represent Wales U16. Progression of 8 staff members to full time roles; 7 staff members to roles within the England Rugby League structures.
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