To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby

Boys U16U18 tackle 2015

MORRIS LIONS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

If you haven't tried playing rugby yet, now is the time - no experience necessary! 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, focus 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 wish to continue their rugby playing careers into college and beyond.

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 Rugby New Jersey 15 a-side season of league fixtures typically runs from March to the end of May. League games are usually played on Sundays. When possible, we look to play non-league scrimmages and also enter 1 or 2 tournaments during the year to introduce players to teams from outside the local area. We aim to provide players with opportunities to be successful in the High School sides matching boys based on skills, experience and ability with the strength of the opposition.

Practices and training sessions are held in front of the Mennen Arena, Morristown on Tuesday and Thursday evening, 6 to 8pm. Fall practices begin early September. Winter indoor training in January and February with Spring training commencing in March as the season gets underway.

Other program options include our Summer and early Fall teams entering 7 a-side tournaments and there is an optional Strength & Conditional program in the winter

BRING FOR TRAINING

Mouth guard (required for all training and matches), water, sneakers and rugby cleats or equivalent, and dress appropriatly for the conditions.

CLUB PROGRAM FEES

The fees include Morris, NJ Rugby memberships, tournament entry fees, indoor training, bus transportation to select away games and home game hosting. Payment of full eason fees also includes shorts, socks and team T-shirt. Players jerseys will be provided on team match days.

USA Rugby Membership/Registration Fee                                Pay Online

Full Season: Sept 2018 - Aug 2019                                                 $ 350

Additional Fall 7' s Program 2018                                                 $ 120

Additional Summer 7's Program 2019                                         $ tbd

Optional Strength & Conditioning 2018                                       $ tbd

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 will need to complete the following:

 

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

 

For more information, contact

Head Coach– Karl Matthews
coach_kmatthews@comcast.net(link sends e-mail)

Annual Morris Rugby Golf Outing June 21st 2019

March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Registration is now open for the 2019 Morris Rugby Annual Golf Outing. Join Morris Rugby on Friday, June 21st at the Farmstead Golf & Country Club, Lafayette, NJ for a great day on the links! In addition to the golf tournament the day will include a grill lunch, contests, awards and a prime rib dinner.…

Middle and High School Girls Sneaker Drive

March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Got sneakers? Don’t throw them away! We’re running a sneaker drive and need them. We’ll earn $1.00 per every pair collected, and will go to our girls teams. Just bring your sneakers to the Dover Moose Lodge 541 on Saturday March 16, 2019 between 9 am and 2 pm.  Molded cleats are accepted too.

High School Boys Attend Carolina Ruggerfest

March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Morris Lions High School Boys travelled once again to the 16th Annual Carolina Ruggerfest. The event, with four games played over the first weekend in March, provides a great opportunity for some pre-season rugby. Of the twenty-one players in the squad there were a few experienced players along with graduates up from the U14’s,…

St Patricks Day Parade March 9th 2019

March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Morris Rugby will be marching in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Morristown on Saturday March 9th. Come along and join in the fun. Wear your Morris Gear or your Irish Green. We will be meeting at the parking lot of the  Town Hall at 11.30. Please enter from the back entrance from Franklin Street.…

**POSTPONED UNTIL WED., FEB. 27th** Eat wings and help the girls teams.

February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER ~ NEW DATE IS WED., FEB. 27th!!! The High School and U14 girls are holding a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, February 27th at 343 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway. 11am -11pm Bring some friends, enjoy good wings and help the girls with their fundraising. For every…