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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!

U14 Boys Match Write Up For 4/2/2017

April 3, 2017 | Comments Off on U14 Boys Match Write Up For 4/2/2017

After a challenging fall season where the U14 Boys struggled with aggressiveness and inexperience, Morris opened the spring campaign with a clean slate and some new faces. Despite a limited number of practices and some tough weather conditions, the U14s came together very quickly. Morris U14s opened the morning versus a tough Union club that already…

U12 Boys Match Write Up For 4/2/2017

April 3, 2017 | Comments Off on U12 Boys Match Write Up For 4/2/2017

The Morris U12 Boys side played away against the Union Mud Turtles this past Sunday with 21 boys taking the pitch.  The U12s fielded two full sides, alternating periods of play, and both dominated the contest against the Mud Turtles.  With a lopsided tally in the range of 57 – 7 the U12s pounced on…

Morris Men’s Team Clothing Drive

March 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Morris Men’s Team Clothing Drive

MORRIS RUGBY MEN’s TEAM CLOTHING DRIVE FUNDRAISER Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00p *DONATIONS ARE BEING COLLECTED  AT THE PLAYOFF GAME 18 Pocono Rd. Denville, 07834 Contact Blaze Feury for additional info., or to make alternate arrangements if you cannot donate on this date (862)377-4687 feury.blaze@gmail.com       We will be reimbursed for every pound we collect!  All items donated must be in good, usable condition.  The clothing & other items collected are NOT SHREDDED! Acceptable Items: Clothes & Shoes: Men’s, Women’s, Kids, *Non-Sneaker Shoes* Accessories: Belts, Purses, Belts, Hats Toys: Small Hard or Soft Toys (below 14” in size) Linens: Bedsheets, Blankets CD’s/DVD’s: In appropriate cases, no copies or loose…

2017 Mennen No Field Dates

March 26, 2017 | Comments Off on 2017 Mennen No Field Dates

2017 Special Event Schedule No Mennen Field Availability April 22 & 23              North American Grappling Association                      8:00am – 9:00pm both days April 29                                All County Garage Sale 8:00am – 5:00pm June 10                        New Breed Grappling Tournament                                                      8:00am – 9:00pm June 16 & 17                           Relay for Life 9:00am June 16 thru 12:00midnight June…

Denville River Clean Up 2017

March 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Denville River Clean Up 2017

Mark your calendars for May 27, 2017 for Denville River Clean up. It is the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. If you have chain saws, tools and equipment to haul debris, please bring. Meet at Pocono field at 9 am