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 Boys High School Players recognized by Rugby New Jersey

July 4, 2018

At Rugby New Jersey’s 2018 Awards Dinner a number of the Morris Lions High School Boys were recognized. This year four boys were selected at each level to represent New Jersey in the Northeast Regional Cup Tournament (RCT), playing against select sides from Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and DC. Congratulations to the following players: Tier…

APPLY FOR THE “THE GIBBY” – DAVID GIBSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2018

May 30, 2018

In January of 2006, the Morris Lions created a memorial scholarship called “The Gibby” to honor their teammate David, who was a charter member of the Montville youth rugby program and a member of the Morris Lions.  David was a young man committed to sports, friends and the love of life and family. The Gibby…

Gianna Caulfield Commits to Sacred Heart University

May 24, 2018

On May 1, 2018 Gianna Caulfield signed her “letter of intent” with Sacred Heart University to play Division I Womens Rugby.  A 4 year member of the Morris Rugby HS Girls team that recently placed 4th at the National Invitational Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee, High Performance Teams; Atlantis, Blaze and the NJ State All Star…