Minor Boys & Girls Teams

Minor Rugby

At first glance, the sport of rugby can seem confusing to many and we encourage parents who are new to rugby to visit the World Rugby website and read “A Beginners Guide to Rugby Union” Beginners Guide We also recommend that parents check out the free “Rugby Ready” course on the World Rugby website. It provides a wealth of information, as well as videos to help explain the new sport their child has taken interest in. Rugby Ready   Trained BSRFC coaching staff, make efforts to closely follow the stages of the Rugby Canada Long Term Rugby Development Model (LTRD). LTRD Model Within the Minors program, the stages include; Stage 1 – “Active Start” (ages 1-6), Stage 2 – “FUNdamentals”(ages 6-9) Stage 3  – “Learning to Train” (ages 9-12).

2020 Season

Registration is OPEN!

Club Dues for 2020 are:

  • U8, U10 & U12 Co-ed Non-contact: $85

Registration dues include:

  • Outdoor practices;
  • Rugby Canada/Rugby Ontario trained and certified Coaches at all events;
  • Rugby Canada insurance coverage and dues;
  • Rugby Ontario dues;
  • Barrhaven Scottish RFC dues; (including but not limited to – field rentals, field maintenance, coaching certifications, practice equipment, all required COVID sanitation equipment, etc); and
  • The opportunity to join the best rugby club in the Eastern region.

Outdoor Training

Outdoor training will begin Aug 29.

Where: Rowan’s Pitch, Ken Ross Park, 600 Longfields Drive, Barrhaven
Saturdays 12:30 – 2:15 pm for all age groups – U8, U10, U12

What to bring: water bottle, cleats (soccer or rugby), mouth guard (boil and form ones are adequate)
What to wear: cleats, layers of comfortable active wear

Coaches for the 2020 season are:

  • U8 – Jason Liuzzo, Chris Bjornestad

  • U10 – Mark Halloran, Eric Ordeman, Royce Fu

  • U12 – Trevor Grills

For more information please contact:

James Marcogliese – bsrfc.minorsdirector@gmail.com

Rugby Ontario Long Term Player Development 

U8 – “FUNdamentals”

The focus of this program is on having fun while developing the ABC’s of physical literacy – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. Additionally, participants will learn how to “read” what is going on around them and make decisions during games. This program helps to build the foundation for skill development in any sport, while introducing participants to elements of the sport of rugby (e.g. rugby ball and basic contact skills, like rolling, falling and bumping). Game play is 7 vs 7, coed and flag.

U10 – “Learning to Train”

The focus of these two programs is on learning fundamental rugby skills, such as passing, catching, running, kicking and tackling. The focus of training is on introducing core technical skills and developing coordination and fine motor control. Game play 7 vs 7, coed and flag for U10, coed and contact for U12.

U12 – Introduction to Contact

As with any contact sport, BSRFC coaches are very aware of the hazards associated with the sport of rugby. Contact is, however, an integral element of the rugby game. Using the correct techniques can help retain possession of the ball, continue the attack and minimise the chance of injury. The U12 level coaches take painstaking care to ensure that the fundamental techniques of tackling and being tackled are taught and reinforced during training. Coaches are vigilant to any player injuries and any occurrences are monitored closely as well as assessed prior to return to play is permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

In lieu of a current BSRFC Minors video compilation, we have attached an example of a larger Minors program at Brantford Harlequins RFC. Our Minors program mirrors this program and continues to grow each year as we strive to grow the sport.

Video used with permission of Brantford Harlequins RFC

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