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YOUTH RUGBY FAQ'S

What is Youth Rugby and where is it played?
Youth Rugby is rugby played by athletes, ages 14 and under. In most areas, Youth Rugby is played with a two-hand tap replacing the tackle. Scrums are uncontested and lineout is contested. A loose ball on the ground is contested. Many countries around the world have used variations of this program starting ages of five years old and up. Australia and New Zealand have adult leagues using a variation of Youth Rugby, since without tackling; women can play on a competitive level with men.

How do you play Youth Rugby and how is it similar to other sports?
The rugby ball is shaped like a football. Teammates will run with the ball in their hands, passing the ball among them, looking to run between or around the opposition to score in the end zone. The skills learned are similar to soccer, lacrosse, and basketball, only you don’t dribble with the feet or your hands or carry the ball with a stick. This allows you to work on space (spreading out the offense) and pace (controlling your speed to provide good support, then bursting to score).

Is Youth Rugby played under the same rules and laws?
No. Youth rugby laws are amended to provide a fun safe opportunity for youths to learn the sport.

Is there kicking in Youth Rugby?
Positional kicking allows you to kick the ball behind the defense to continue the attack. It also allows the defense to get themselves out of situations when their back is against the wall. You’ll learn a range of kicks during this program.

I’ve seen Rugby on the television. How is Youth Rugby different?
Luckily, there’s been Rugby Union shown on the International Channel. That’s the type of rugby that Youth Rugby is based on. There is a different type of rugby shown at times called Rugby League. In that game when a ball carrier is tackled, play stops like in football. In Youth Rugby, play does not stop if you’re tagged or tackled. The ball changes sides when the offense makes a mistake. Sometimes, on TV, you’ll see teams playing “crash ball”, driving into the opposition. In Youth Rugby, you’ll learn how to attack space. Coaching and training will involve passing and running with the ball to go between or around the defense, or kick past them.

Are there special skills necessary to start playing Youth Rugby?
No special skills are necessary to begin. If you can pass a little bit and catch a ball while running, you’ll be a star. Remember, tackling will be replaced with the two-hand tag. You will concentrate on the skills of passing, running, kicking and positional play.

Will Youth Rugby help me in my other sports?
Rugby is excellent preparation for any team sport. The game will get you in excellent shape. You’ll improve your ability to read defenses. Your passing will be vastly improved in your other sports, whether it’s with a tick in lacrosse, your feet in soccer, or yours hands in basketball.

In some sports I play now, I hardly touch the ball. Will that happen in Youth Rugby?
No! Because there are no downs, the ball keeps moving around the field. Everyone touches the ball! Everyone runs with the ball! Everyone passes the ball!

Director of Coaching Open Position

October 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Director of Coaching Open Position

Morris Rugby is looking for volunteer for the Director of Coaching position which is currently open.  You can find the job description and application by clicking here.

Morris Rugby Night With The Devils January 13 2018

October 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Morris Rugby Night With The Devils January 13 2018

Morris Rugby Night With The VS. Saturday January 13th 2018 Ticket includes $10 Food/Drink Voucher, Group Seating in Section 210, and Complimentary NJ Devils Group Gift. Tickets $67.50 For online payment click here or mail checks with contact details to 45 S. Park Place #257, Morristown, NJ 07960. All Payments must be received by December…

For all of the Peanut Gallery that did not like my last match report . . .

October 9, 2017 | Comments Off on For all of the Peanut Gallery that did not like my last match report . . .

BITE ME!!  That being said, I shall try to redeem my aberrant behavior. Long Island was host of this week’s Palooza.  Normally they host a match at a park on the Great Bay of Oyster on the North Shore.  Yesterday’s match was preempted by, of all things, a REGATTA!  That has to be a first;…

Alie Ramage Gets 2018 Premiership Rugby Scholarship

September 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Alie Ramage Gets 2018 Premiership Rugby Scholarship

Thirty five young American players and coaches will be coming to England in 2018 on Premiership Rugby Scholarships as part of a ground-breaking initiative in partnership with the Friends of the British Council, AEG Rugby, USA Rugby and NBC Sports. Read More

Men’s Poker Tournament & Whiskey

September 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Men’s Poker Tournament & Whiskey

  The Men’s Poker Tournament & Whiskey Tasting event. It is on Saturday, October 21st, beginning at 9 pm at the Moose Lodge.