We are very excited to get back to our youth rugby program for the spring and summer of 2021!!! Training sessions for ages U5-U15 will be held on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Rockers clubhouse (6840 88 Street Edmonton, AB).
Rugby is one of the most affordable sports your child can play in a supportive, family based environment!! Registration is open and you can register HERE!
We will be adhering to all Alberta Health Services, Rugby Canada, Rugby Alberta and Edmonton Rugby Union COVID-19 protocols and precautions in our Return to Play plan.
Additional safety measures include all equipment (balls, flags, bags etc.) will be disinfected between users and after use by anyone. You will be required to disinfect your hands and your children’s hands upon arrival to the club and prior to touching any equipment or entering the clubhouse. The common touched areas in the clubhouse and bathrooms will be disinfected after every training as well. Bathrooms will be available but we ask you to come with your water bottle filled and children changed for practice. Parents are welcome to bring camp chairs or blankets and stay to watch, as long as social distancing is maintained between families.
The U5s are learning to coordinate running with a ball, attempting to kick and working on passing. We play a lot of games and keep them running. The U7s will be an introduction to flag rugby with an emphasis on learning how to pass backwards and run forwards. U9s build on the skills learned at U7s and add in passing 1-2 players before a score will be allowed. U11s begin to introduce contact and tackling after the first few weeks of flag rugby (This will be COVID Dependent) U13 and U15 usually move into full tackle with the addition of scrums and lineouts but again this will be COVID dependent. We will plan to run every week until mid-July and re-assess when we get later into June.
A summer season has not been confirmed yet (as in a season with games at Ellerslie against other teams as in past years) but we are very hopeful that this may be an option later into June.