2019 Indoor training begins!

Come and try a free session!

Where to go: St. Paul’s High School gym (back doors)
When to go: Sundays March 31, April 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12

U7 (born 2012, 2013) practice 9 am – 10 am
U9 (born 2010, 2011) practice 10 am – 11 am
U11 (born 2008, 2009) practice 11 am – 12 pm

What to bring: water bottle, mouth guard (boil and form ones are adequate)
What to wear: sneakers, comfortable active wear

For more information please contact Johanna Dingwall bsrfc.vpprograms@gmail.com

2019 Outdoor training

Outdoor training will likely begin May 18th (subject to city opening fields)

Where to go: Rowan’s Pitch, South Nepean Park, Longfields Drive, Barrhaven
When to go: Saturdays 9:30 am – 11:30 am for all age groups (U7s usually finish up by 11 am)
What to bring: water bottle, cleats (soccer or rugby), mouth guard (boil and form ones are adequate)
What to wear: layers of comfortable active wear

Registration is open.

Fees for 2019 are:

  • U11 Co-ed: $260
  • U9 Co-ed: $220
  • U7 Co-ed: $220


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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 UnionBeginners 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).

U7 – “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.

U9 & U11 – “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.

INTRODUCTION TO CONTACT – U11 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.

Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club vs Kingston Panthers Rugby Football ClubPhoto Credit PB&J Media Posted by Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club on

In lieu of a current BSRFC Minors video compilation, we have attached an example of a larger Minors program at Brantford Harlequins RFC. While not as large, 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