To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby
MORRIS RUGBY CORPORATION

Boys U16U18 tackle 2015

MORRIS U16-U18 BOYS

Morris Rugby Football Club sponsors a Boys U16/U18 High School rugby program. If you haven’t tried playing rugby yet, now is the time! The program is run as a full contact sports activity with matches scheduled against other local community and single school programs, as part of the NJ State Based Rugby Organization (SBRO).  USARFU Certified rugby coaches from the Morris Rugby Club make up the coaching staff.

The program is intended for high school aged students, grades 9-12, 14 to 18 yrs of age. Training sessions are designed to develop the skills necessary to succeed at this exciting sport, focusing on fitness, running, passing and the strategic elements required to ensure a fundamental knowledge of the game. It will also ensure players are properly prepared if they express interest in continuing their rugby playing careers into college and beyond.

The Rugby New Jersey 15's season of league fixtures typically runs from March to end of May. League games are generally played on Sundays. When possible we look to play non-league scrimmages in the fall and also enter 2 or 3 tournaments during the season to introduce players to teams from outside the local area. In addition, two 7’s programs run in tournaments during Summer and early Fall. Practices and training sessions are held in front of Mennen Arena on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8 pm. Fall practices begin around mid to late September. Winter indoor training on Sundays in January and February with Spring training commencing in March as the season gets underway.

BRING FOR TRAINING

Mouth guard (required for all training and matches), water, sneakers/trainers, rugby boots or equivalent, proper dress for the weather

CLUB PROGRAM FEES

The Winter/Spring application fees include Morris, NJ and USA Rugby memberships, tournament entry fees, indoor training, bus transportation to select away games and home game hosting. Payment of full fees also includes shorts, socks and team T-shirt. Players jerseys will be provided on team match days.
The Fall pre-season introductory fees only include Morris Rugby membership, training and non-league scrimmages when possible to arrange.

Full 15’s Season 2017-2018*                                                         $ 400

Fall 15’s Pre-Season 2017 Only                                                     $ 120

Fall 7’s Program 2017                                                                    $ 170

Summer 7’s Program 2018                                                             $ tbd

*Players registered for 7’s program receive a $50 discount on the Full 15’s season.

The players are expected to participate in some fund raising activities to maintain the level of costs. Additional costs may be incurred for tournament transportation and accommodations.

Complete registration and payment online link below

 MANDATORY FORMS

Along with registration players/families will need to complete the following forms(see forms tab on the website) and submit them at the first practice or training session:

  • Medical Questionnaire/Pre Participation Physical Form*
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form
  • NJSBRO Concussion Info Form
  • Baseline Concussion Testing Instructions

These forms will be kept on the sideline for use by the Athletic Trainers or Medical Personnel in case of player injury.

It is required for all members of the U16/U18 Boys team to have a copy of the player's school or other photo ID on the sideline in case the age of the player is contested.

For more information, contact

Team Manager – Karl Matthews
coach_kmatthews@comcast.net(link sends e-mail)

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