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About - Rugby


 


About Our Program

Our program provides rugby for boys and girls from ages 5 to 14 years old.  The kids play a non-contact, touch version of sevens rugby, allowing them to learn the basics of rugby in a co-ed team format.  Our teams are all co-ed and are organized by age groups -- U7 (non-competitive clinic), U9, U11, U13 and U15.  Teams for each age bracket will be formed based on the number and ages of participants that sign up.  If there are sufficient participants to support multiple teams in each age bracket, we will add them… so bring your friends!
 

No experience is necessary...just come on out and have fun!!!

For those who are familiar with rugby, this touch version of sevens rugby intends to eliminate collisions and minimize contact in order to introduce the game to youth.  All other rules of rugby apply - all scrums are uncontested, lineouts are conducted, rucks and mauls are included, drop-goals, penalty kicks and free-play kicking are introduced as advanced skills, time permitting.  For those who are NOT familiar with rugby, have no fear - your kids will be taught the fundamentals of this fun, fast-moving game that is played around the world.  It will even be included in the Summer Olympics starting in 2016!
 

Registration opens in March and can be made online or in-person.  Use this new web site to register!

 

Practices will be held at Lindale Middle School (415 Andover Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD).  Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June and July.  Practices normally start the first week of June at 6pm. 

 

Home Matches will be held at Lindale Middle School from June to July.  We expect to play several away matches as well against local teams - primarily in Anne Arundel & Howard counties. 

The season culminates in a season-ending tournament which is normally held at the end of July at Kinder Farm Park.  We understand our program runs during the summertime and that families will go on vacation and kids will go to other sports clinics/camps.  We know that everyone will not necessarily make every practice or match.  There will be no pressure - only learning and encouragement!

For more information contact Cynthia Spence at cls111976@yahoo.com.