Capra Coaches Hard at It in Coaxing Best from Juniors

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Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: For coaches Aaron Earnshaw and Steve Parle the 2012 season is not something to look forward to as it is already underway.

The pair is in charge of the Capras younger teams, the under 16s and 18s, and due to an early start to their programs have been training for about a month.

Earnshaw, who is in charge of the older group, knows this could be a testing time for the players as they held their last sessions this week before the Christmas break.

C[pounds sterling]We start back on January 25,C[yen] he said.

A month away from a supervised training program could test some of the young footballers but Earnshaw said they had been given their personal programs and therefore it was up to them to return to the coach in good condition and ready to continue.

Earnshaw is confident it won't become an issue.

C[pounds sterling]The attitude of the squad is very good,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]I am very happy with them, there will be a lot of talent in this side, and they pick things up very well.C[yen]

The coach said the development of the players to the present point was a sign the program worked as the youngsters had received good coaching at both club level and in their representative teams.

Despite having a quality squad Earnshaw knows the Capras under-18s will be in for a very tough program of matches.

C[pounds sterling]There are no easy games,C[yen] he said, C[pounds sterling]we start with Townsville and then play Souths Logan Manly.C[yen]

Teams like Townsville get the opportunity to drill their squad far more than a couple of times a week as the majority of the players are a part of the Cowboys set up. …