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Youth Touch Rugby League

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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

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

Nike Elite Rugby Camp July 20th

Camp Director and Regis High School Rugby Coach, Gary Holub, invites players of all abilities to Nike Rugby Camp in Texas this summer for an unforgettable experience. Receive elite training on every facet of the game from some of the best coaches and players in the country. Campers reside in dorms on campus and participate in all rugby activities at Sam Houston’s athletic facilities. The camp in Huntsville runs the weekend of July 20-23rd.  Sign up here!

 

2014 ANNUAL RUGBY BANQUET

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On this evening we will award and commend the fine young men and women who have worked so hard this last year, putting forth extraordinary efforts on the pitch and behind the scenes to make The Woodlands Youth Rugby Club such a successful organization. Come share the season’s highlights, team awards and an evening of fun and fellowship. We look forward to seeing parents, players, coaches  and volunteers!

The Grand Palace is located off of I45 South in Spring on 314 Pruitt Road.  Map

This is  a ticketless event, please check in when you arrive.

Check In: 6:00-6:45pm

Dinner Served: 7:00pm

Seating is assigned for players only! If you want to be seated with your group, please arrive early!

 

 

TRAINING DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!

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Now that try outs are over, the real fun begins!!  Times and days are as follows. There may be a slight variation but it will be posted here as soon as possible. For now, these are the times.

Starting tomorrow, DECEMBER 3
U11 and U13 –  T and TH 6-7:30pm
U15 –  T and TH 7-8:30pm
U17 and U19 –  T and TH 7:30-9pm
Girls-   T and TH 5:45-7:15pm
All training takes place at the Alden Bridge Sports Park on 242 unless otherwise noted.

UPDATED RUGBY CLINIC DATE!

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ANNOUNCING A DATE CHANGE FOR RUGBY SKILLS CLINIC!

The clinic has moved from December 1 to NEW DATE DECEMBER 8 FROM 9am to 3pm

 

The Rugby Intelligence Academy Skills Clinic is the perfect way for a player to start a new season. The clinic teaches both the basic and advanced physical skill sets necessary to be a good rugby player as well as making participants more knowledgeable of the strategic requirements to play great rugby.

The course aims to build a solid foundation for players leading up to the rugby season.

RSVP THUMB

SIGN UP HERE TO RSVP FOR THE CLINIC!