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All Ages and Skill Levels - February Registration


Youth: U14, Rep U12, U10 Co-ed, U12, U10, U8, U6.

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  • u6 and u8 age groups practice/play flag rugby (non-contact) Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Barrie Sports Complex near Midhurst on either field 5 or 6 or the Pony Field. We run an informal house league structure but all the kids are in the same area rotating through drills and mini-games. We do our absolute best to place friends on the same teams. Practices are typically half the time working on skills and the balance playing mini-games. Only flag (non-contact) rugby is available for u6 and u8 at both practices and tournaments. U6 and u8 rugby is co-ed.
  • U10 age group also practice/play flag rugby (non-contact) Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Barrie Sports Complex near Midhurst on either field 5 or 6. We run an informal house league structure but all the kids are in the same area rotating through drills and mini-games. We do our absolute best to place friends on the same teams. Practices are typically half the time working on skills and the balance playing games.
  • For u10 kids who turn 10 years old in the current season they have the option to register to play contact (tackle) rugby at this single age banding and will receive an additional 30-minutes of contact rugby when flag rugby practice/games finishes. If a kid is unsure about contact rugby they can initially register for flag rugby only and then upgrade for contact rugby should they want to do so.
  • U12 age group is also co-ed and practice/play is Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Barrie Sports Complex near Midhurst on either field 5 or 6. At u12 we play an hour of flag (non-contact) rugby to work on skills and ball movement and the last half hour will be contact rugby. We do our absolute best to place friends on the same teams. For kids who are in the u12 banding who are new to rugby and uncertain about contact they can just register for u12 rugby as normal and participate in the flag portion of the practice which is plenty of fun and will develop their rugby skills. If they want to try contact rugby they are welcome to join in that element of the practice whenever they feel comfortable to do so.
  • U14 is the age girls and boys are separated and is contact only. Both boys and girls practice Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Barrie Sports Complex near Midhurst on either field 4 or 5.

Practices for all age grade teams run all through May, June and July with tournaments on various weekend dates.

  • U8/u10/u12 attend tournaments in and around the GTA in May, June, July and sometimes into August if the playing numbers are available. Dates for these tournaments are not usually known until May. They can be on a Saturday morning or Sunday morning
  • These tournaments will have a flag division for u10 and a contact division.
  • U6 do not usually have a division at tournaments as at this age they are mostly still chasing butterflies. However, if a tournament has a u6 division we will definitely enter a team.
  • Tournaments for u8/u10 and u12 are festival format and everyone who wants to attend gets to play. At these ages it’s all about development and enjoyment. Every team gets at least 3 games. Teams are run on an even playing time for all kids and the more the merrier. We will enter as many teams as we can to maximise the number of kids who attend and their playing time. Tournaments are nice and relaxed with minimal stress.
  • Barrie hosts a u8/u10/u12 tournament in June and Collingwood usually hosts one in August.

U14 play every Sunday morning in June and July in the GTA. We have two home games and also play Collingwood and Aurora so the travel commitment is not too heavy.

  • U8/u10 and u12 is all co-ed. At u12 if another club has an all girls team and we have enough to play them we can arrange these games separately. It’s all very flexible.

The season runs from beginning of May until the end of July. We may nudge into August if enough kids are keen to go and we can find a suitable tournament to enter.

  • Approximately $35 paid to Rugby Ontario membership and player insurance • Approximately $40 paid to Rugby Canada membership and player insurance • Remainder of fees: • Players kit: sublimated jersey, shorts, socks, flags • Field rental and associated costs (City of Barrie) • Team equipment: balls, pinnies, pylons, bags, etc • Referees • Nominal fee for use of online registration tool

Refunds are issued under the following conditions: A player has not participated in any activity on the field, practices/training, exhibition games or league games. Rugby Canada will issue full refund back to the original method of payment. Refunds are NOT issued under the following condition: A player has participated in activities on the field, practices/training, exhibition games or league games. Rugby Canada and Rugby Ontario insurance fees are non-refundable under any circumstance. Club portion of fees may be refunded on a prorated basis up to June 30 and will also include a $50.00 processing fee

Not at all. The core skill needed in rugby is running and everyone is born with that. Rugby is very much a late specialization sport meaning if you are generally athletic, you can start at any age. Most players in Ontario/Canada don’t start rugby until Grade 9 so if you start before then you are ahead of the pack.

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