January 25, 2015

Scrimmage on Sat. Jan 24th!

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And we’re off to the pitch!! Please join us as we kick off the season with a friendly scrimmage against Plano Rugby Club. JV and Varsity will be playing. Please check back for kick-off time. Match will be played at Alden Bridge Sports Park on SH 242.

 

Touch Rugby Deemed A Success

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Woodlands Youth Rugby has taken yet another significant step in growing the game of rugby in The Woodlands and surrounding area. This season, WYRC introduced a new Touch Rugby League, also known as rookie rugby, to expose younger players to the great game of rugby. The season began alongside rugby try outs for contact and was open to players from 3rd grade to 6th grade. We had approximately 75 young players. Players were then assigned to teams of evenly skilled players to promote a fun, yet somewhat competitive atmosphere. At the end of the season, players then had the option to sign up for contact rugby. Many thanks to Kevin Murphy and all the volunteer coaches and parents who helped make this a success.

Happy New Year From Woodlands Rugby

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2015 JV and Varsity Fixtures

2015 fixtures

Rugby fixtures are subject to change.  UPDATED 1/18

2015 fixtures

3rd Annual Alumni Match

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3rd annual alumni

Oh, What Fun!

 

This is a fun evening of rugby when alumni members reunite to take on the men’s club. It’s a special night when old friends reunite friends on the pitch once again for auld lang syne.  No better way to celebrate the season than with a great match up between our Woodlands Rugby Alumni and the Woodlands Rugby Men’s Team (WRFC)! We encourage all new/current players and families to come out, especially if you’ve never been to a rugby match. Come out and support the old timers and the really old timers!

The match is scheduled for 7:30pm at Alden Bridge Sports Park on 242.

NEW PRACTICE TIMES!

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All PrPicture11actices will now take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Alden Bridge Sports Park.
Consider practices to be scheduled in rain. The fields are all weather. In the event of inclement weather, Woodlands Rugby will post on
Facebook and Twitter.  or check with your coach.

 

Team Times are listed below.

5:45-7:00 LADIES
6:00-7:30— U11 & JUNIOR HIGH
7:00-9:00— HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

Youth Touch Rugby League

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touch rugby league

 

YOUTH TOUCH RUGBY LEAGUE

WOODLANDS YOUTH TOUCH RUGBY LEAGUE- NEW FOR 2014/2015

 

In our effort to Grow Rugby and add valuable skill building to our youth side, Woodlands Youth Rugby will introduce a Youth Touch Rugby League in the Fall of 2014. This league will run Pre-Season to the regular rugby season.

Touch Rugby is the two hand tag version of tackle rugby mainly aimed at youth players. There is no tackling allowed in Youth Touch Rugby, however; since it is a running game involving two opposing teams, there is incidental contact as there would be in youth soccer or basketball.  Most of the other rules of rugby will apply, so the players will get the maximum enjoyment out of this fast paced game.  Youth Rugby is practically a non-stop sport.

Since Youth Rugby is non-tackle (sometimes called non-contact, but this really means non-tackle, since there is incidental contact), there is no advantage in Youth Rugby to being large or small, male or female.  Smaller kids can play successfully with bigger children (we do make two age groups within  the under-11 group), and girls can play successfully with and against boys. There are positions on the field and strategies that take advantage of players with and without speed.

Youth Touch Rugby involves running, passing,  kicking, offense, defense, scrums, lineouts, mauls, and scoring – lots of scoring for everyone on the team! It’s soccer and football and a lot more, all wrapped into one, fast, exciting game.

You don’t need very many skills to enjoy youth rugby and coaches will help kids learn how to play and enjoy the game.  Simple skills common to many sports, kicking, passing, catching and running are all that is needed.  The rest you can learn by coming to practice.  Many players may have other sports of interest…..football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse….rugby can help develop skills adaptable to all those games.  Anyone can play, it’s easy to learn, everyone plays offense and defense, everyone can score AND EVERYONE HAS FUN!

WOODLANDS YOUTH RUGBY TOUCH LEAGUE

REGISTRATION: SEPT. 15- NOV. 10th 

First day of touch rugby is November 5th

  •       Cost $50 – for the 7 -week season.
  •       All participants will receive a Team t-shirt
  •       Games will last 25 minutes.  Tentatively play 2  25 minute matches a night*
  •       Season runs November 5th to Jan. 8thThere are 9 playing nights Tuesdays and Thursday evenings 6PM (see dates below)*
  •       Season designed to take youth player directly into contact season (player must register for contact season)
  •       All practices take place at Alden Bridge Sports Park on SH 242
Age Groups:
  • 7th and 8th grade boys
  • 5th and 6th grade co-ed
  • 3rd and 4th grade co-ed
     REGISTER HERE 
     The following forms will be included in your confirmation email. You may also download now. USARUGBY1415TOUCH
Dates*
Playing nights:
6pm-7pm
11/5-  Wednesday
11/12- Wednesday
11/19-Wednesday
12/02 & 12/04 TTH
12/09 & 12/11 TTH
12/16 & 12/18 TTH
01/06 & 01/08 TTH
*All dates are subject to change
Contact: Kevin Murphy murphykd@live.comKevin Murphy murphykd@live.com

 

– See more at: http://woodlandsrugby.org/youth-touch-rugby-league/#sthash.W6jzpUSh.dpuf

Rugby Try Outs Start in November

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GET READY TRYOUTFACEBOOKCOVERFOR RUGBY! Tryouts will begin in November. Every Wednesday during the month of November, players from The Woodlands and surrounding areas are invited to come try on rugby.  This is a unique opportunity for potential players to come experience the game of rugby. During this time, there will be no contact play. This is the time to focus on skills and drills. Players from 5th  grade to high school are encouraged to come out. This game is for boys and girls alike. Our high school teams do comprise of  a boy’s and girl’s teams, while the younger players will co-ed.

NEW THIS YEAR- Touch Rugby League or “Rookie Rugby” will be available for grades 3-8. This is a good opportunity for a young rugger to prepare for the contact season, which begins in January Follow link for more info.

All tryouts  will take place at Alden Bridge Sports Park on SH 242. The pitches are all weather so practice always takes place unless the area is experiencing inclement weather. Of special note, there will be no tryouts the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving

Football Players- Learn From Rugby!

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Looking for a way to help the sport of football with the issue of players leading with their head when tackling, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has made an instructional video that has been embraced by the NFL and is being sent to high school and youth programs around the country. This video features rugby style tackling.

Why Play Rugby?

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