Teams & Schedule

Teams:

We currently offer Rugby to 3 age groups from 1st to 8th grades:

1-4th grades: ‘Rookie Rugby’. There is no tackle at this age (as per Rugby WA & Rugby USA regulation). The game is played with ‘touch’ replacing tackles, and the emphasis is on skill development and learning the principles of play.

5-6th grades: The game is played as a contact game, with significant adjustments to adult rules for the safety of children. Scrums are uncontested. Rucks are introduced in a limited manner. No lifting in Line-outs.

7-8th grades: ‘Development’ age group, where rules are close to adult rules, with some minor adjustments for safety. Mauls are limited to a few seconds. Scrums can become uncontested by refereee decision for safety reasons.

Schedule Overview:

League Games played on Saturday mornings from early March to Mid May. We usually receive the list of games and dates from Rugby WA (our governing league) in February of each year. Games details are communicated by the hosting club the week before the game.

Our week-days practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays

1-4th grades: only one practice per week required, second one optional + 1 optional practice on Saturdays if no League game

5-6th and 7-8th: 2 practices mandatory per week + Third practice on Saturday if no league game

The club offers Rugby during the full school year, from September to early June, with 2 starting points:

1-Fall kick-off: From September to December: All players welcome to join

2-Winter  (League) kick-off: from January to May: Only returning players who could not attend fall season accepted, or upon evaluation new players with preferably previous contact sport experience (American Football, Wrestling)

2018 Schedule:

All 2018 practice locations for the the year are confirmed and will be in the vicinity of the Microsoft Main Campus.

Our Fall practice locations are confirmed at Highland Middle School and Grasslawn Park

  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Highland Middle School –– Lower grass field – 15027 NE Belred Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007 until daylight saving – October
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Grass Lawn Park, Redmond – Softball field #1 – 7031 148 AVE NE, Redmond, WA 98052 starting November
  • On Saturdays from 11am to 1pm at Highland Middle School –– Lower grass field – 15027 NE Belred Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007

Winter 2018 Schedule:

  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Grass Lawn Park, Redmond – Softball field #1 – 7031 148 AVE NE, Redmond, WA 98052
  • On Saturdays from 10am to 12pm at Highland Middle School –– Lower grass field – 15027 NE Belred Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
  • No rugby during Thanksgiving & Winter break.

Spring 2018 Schedule:

  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Highland Middle School –– Lower grass field – 15027 NE Belred Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
  • On Saturdays, if no game, from 10am to 12pm at Highland Middle School –– Lower grass field – 15027 NE Belred Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
  • Game season start in March – schedule and location for game is to be updated after Feb 15th on regular basis

Summer 2018 Schedule:

Summer Rugby is played in 7s format, as opposed to 15s format during the school year. This is a faster, lighter and simpler version of the game.

  • Rugby Camps – TBD – external provider.
  • Rugby events in coordination with other friendly leagues

 

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