To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby

MORRIS YOUTH FLAG RUGBY

Why is youth rugby growing so fast? Because it’s a ton of FUN to play! Everyone touches the ball and everyone can score. You can pick the ball up, pass it, kick it, and run with it. Youth Rugby is a fast paced, safe, and fun way to improve in any athletic skill.

The program is intended for kids entering first through ninth grade. It is a coed, non-contact "touch" form of rugby using flags. Skills including running, kicking, passing, space strategy, teamwork, and self-confidence will be developed.

The Morris Youth League includes nine towns in Morris County, NJ, and last year also extended its reach outside of Morris to include youth programs in Ridgewood and Jersey City. An administrative and coaching staff of over 200 volunteers oversees weekly mini tournaments during June and July and hosts an end of season festival. Our 2009 Youth Festival is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Mini/Flag Rugby Tournament in the world. It included all of the Morris Youth League teams, as well as teams from Union County NJ, New York and Pennsylvania.

 

Morris Lions High School Boys Volunteer

November 13, 2018

A cold and windy Saturday morning in November saw the Morris Lions High School Boys team turn out to help the Denville Beatification Department with the Canna bulb harvest. The boys, assisted by Head Coach Karl Matthews, worked hard for 3 hours to dig, lift and remove the large leaves of the plants. Meanwhile Andrea…

. . . . but we don’t want the Irish!!

November 3, 2018

It was Long Island’s turn to host the Olde Boy Palooza.  But L.I. Ralph was not there!!  My Mom always used to say that apple pie without cheese is like a hug without a squeeze.  This was a very similar situation, but I am too lazy to think of a word that rhymes with Ralph,…

Morris Lions place 3rd in NJ Fall 7’s Series

November 1, 2018

Morris Lions finished strong to secure 3rd overall in the NJ Fall 7’s series. Consisting of five tournaments in September and October each with pool play deciding seeding for the finals. Points are awarded at each tournament to determine the standings. Going into the final tournament Morris Lions stood joint 3rd in the U19 bracket.…