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
Along with registration players will need to complete the following:
- USA Rugby Annual Membership/Renewal. Players must have a membership number (CIPP) https://webpoint.usarugby.org/
- Players should carry a copy of their USA Membership ID Card (with Photo) to all games and tournaments as proof of eligibility.
- Copy of School Physical or USA Medical Questionnaire, with photo copy of medical ID card.https://assets.usarugby.org/docs/medical/medicalhistory_questionnaire.pdf
- Cardiac Response Brochure
- Sudden Cardiac Form
- Baseline Concussion Testing
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
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