Youth Rugby Programs 2017
In order to introduce children to the game in a safe, healthy and enjoyable way modifications have been made to the traditional game to suit the developmental stages of children. All coaches have or will be trained and certified as mandated by the Canadian Rugby Union in order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience. The following descriptions should help to demonstrate the connection with these developmental stages.
Girls & Boys Under 10’s (Gr. 3&4, 9 or 10 as of as of Jan. 1, 2017) & Under 8’s (Gr. 1 & 2 (6, 7 & 8 as of Jan. 1, 2017)
Flag rugby is a program to introduce players to the essential skills of passing, catching, running and team play which are necessary to be successful at any level of play and sport. A player is stopped when their flag is taken. Play resumes with a pass from the stopped player to his/her team mates—there are no scrums. After five stops the ball is turned over to the opposing team.
In May the Rugby Club will have a Recreational Flag Rugby program open to girls and boys ages 6 -14. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30. Registration in the “May Program” provides insurance coverage and membership in the Canadian Rugby Union. This format will allow children, new to the game to,” try it out at a reasonable cost as well as providing returning players time to improve on skills and have some fun
At the end of the four week session players and parents can decide to continue with the traditional program through the summer or stop at that point. There is an additional cost to continue in the traditional (Club Level) May – Sept. schedule. Participation in tournaments is optional for players and their families. Playing time at tournaments is guaranteed as the Club can enter several teams.
Modified Contact/Tackle Rugby -Girls & Boys U12’s (Gr.5&6, 11 or 12 as of Jan. 1, 2017)
Skill development (running, passing, catching) are still the focus of his program. Tackling and contact are introduced in a safe and progressive manner. Modifications to the regular game have been made to ensure safety. For example, scrums and line – outs are uncontested. When a player is tackled they are allowed to stand up (no play while a player is on the ground) and play resumes with a pass to the tackled player’s team. Tackling will be taught in a safe, controlled and progressive manner.
Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30. The schedule in the past has run from May to Sept. with teams entered in tournaments with other Rugby Clubs.
There are programs for Under 14 Boys (Gr.7&8) and plans for an Under 15 Girls.
Please come and join the fun
- Costs: May House League – TBA.
Continuing with Regular Club Program – “May Fee” will be applied to fee – $74.66
- Registration: Registration is now open at Rugby Canada’s registration site.
- Contacts: Paul Steffler 705 324 7229, firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Rutt if you have any questions.
*Info on Registering online
- If people are signing up for Paul’s May House league, they need to check the box for Recreation League – non contact.
- If signing up for any of the Club Leagues, U14 and under, they are to check to box for Junior Rugby, even for flag.
- Prices are: recreational house league May – $74.66
- Flag rugby – $114.93
- U12 Modified Tackle = $114.93
- U14 – U18 = $287.15
These fees register the players with Rugby Canada, Rugby Ontario, the Lindsay Club and there is a small processing fee included.