Provides a high quality, individualised, player development experience, encouraging lifelong participation in the game and enabling those with talent to be clearly identified.
A nominated player must meet one or more of the following to be eligible for assessment
Each season Kent schools and clubs are invited to nominate 3-6 players for assessment for selection into the Developing Player Programme.
Please note there is no longer an U13 programme
Developing Player Programme (DPP)
These players have an opportunity to gain a higher level of training than they might expect to receive at school and/or club level. Players will take part in both training and festivals throughout the season
Saracens Kent Player Development Group (PDG)
Players who are invited onto the PDG will train and take part in festivals as normal with the DPP but will receive extra training sessions as part of the PDG.
Saracens Player Development Group (SPDG)
Players that are identified by coaches will be invited to the Saracens PDG of which training sessions are led by Saracens Academy coaches. This does not come into effect until the U15s group
Want to get involved in Coaching within the DPP? Please submit an expression of interest form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org