Youth Rugby Program - Spring 2017
The Wrentham Youth Rugby program is for boys and girls in Grades K-8 and the Spring/Summer season will begin on Sunday April 30, 2017. Practices are on Sunday mornings from 9AM to 10:30AM, with the K thru 2nd grade players practicing from 9am to 10am. We play at the Rice Complex on Emerald Street, on the fields located behind the basketball courts.
Our Coaching staff has completed USA Rugby Level 200 certification, and promote Safety as Rule #1. Our players are coached to be respectful to one another and we strive to create an environment that lets them thoroughly enjoy the game as they learn the skills to be successful on the rugby pitch.
Under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Youth Rugby Organization (MYRO), the program involves a well thought out balance of skills training (basic rules, ball handling, passing, etc.). For safety sake, grades K thru 6th play flag only with no tackling introduced until 7th grade. Because of the ranges in age, build and skill, there will be at least 3 distinct age groups training and developing their skills throughout the season.
Players are required to wear a mouth guard and should wear what they would normally wear for soccer. The Spring/Summer season is our competitive season and we will both host and travel for games to play teams such as the Boston Irish Wolfhounds (Canton, MA), Island Rugby (Newport, RI), and South Shore Rugby. Our season will end with the Bay State Games during the last weekend in July.
Registration for the season will be in two parts. One can be found following the link below. The second, for players from 3rd to 8th grade will be completed on the Massachusetts Youth Rugby Organization (MYRO) website (www.myrugby.org). This registration will cost an additional $37 for 7th and 8th grade players and an additional $10 for grades 3-6. K thru 2nd grade players will not need to complete the MYRO registration. The MYRO website is not yet fully functional. Prior to the season, parents will be contacted with details on how to complete this second step.
Visit www.wrenthamyouthrugby.club and our Wrentham Youth Rugby Facebook page for additional club information.
Click on the link to register online: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/Default.aspx?customerid=1090