2016 Recruitment – Rookie Days A Huge Success

Many New Faces At The Oxford Saints Rookie Sessions

On 22nd November and 6th December, the team held open Rookie Training Sessions for both men and women to try out the basics of American Football.

Over the two sessions, 80+ new players were put through their paces and introduced to a variety of skills and techniques.

With a range of experienced coaches and veteran players helping out, the attendees were divided into small groups and rotated through the planned out stations.These taught basic footwork, agility, catching and ball control.

With lots of talent on show, 2016 is gearing up to be an exciting season with another big surge in recruitment. Along with the true rookies to the sport, there were also players who have experience with other clubs either at youth, student or the senior level.

The Saints continues to be an attractive club for new and experienced players alike, which is a great sign for our future.

Watch the video below to see some footage from the first rookie session on 22nd November, which included a demonstration of tackling drills by some returning veterans:

What’s next?

After the Christmas break, the team will resume weekly training every Sunday from 3rd January 12pm-3pm at the 3G Dome. Everyone from the Rookie Sessions and all returning players from 2015 are welcome to attend.

Using the great facilities at the Oxford Academy, players can rest assured that they can train comfortably in an excellent venue without the threat of snow or flooded pitches.

If you are interested in taking part in a training session for the first time, please contact us and we’ll provide you with all the information you need.

Please note that to be eligible for full contact training and to play in matches, you must be at least 18 years old. The team is open to both men and women and no previous experience is required.

Players and staff wishing to join us for 2016 should also make sure they have liked our official facebook page and joined our facebook 2016 Recruitment Group