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
- 7th and 8th grade boys
- 5th and 6th grade co-ed
- 3rd and 4th grade co-ed
– See more at: http://woodlandsrugby.org/youth-touch-rugby-league/#sthash.W6jzpUSh.dpuf