Youth Rugby Season Starts in January, 2022

Teams:

The official league season is from March to Mid-June.

We currently offer Rugby to 4 age groups from 1st to 12th grades:

U10 (approx. 1-4th grades) – Non-Contact: ‘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.

U12 (approx. 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.

U14 (approx.7-8th grades): ‘Development’ age group, where rules are closer to adult rules, with some adjustments for safety. Mauls are limited to a few seconds. Scrums can become uncontested by referee decisions for safety reasons.

High-School: International Youth Rules apply, which are very close to adult rules, but still including some adjustments for safety.

Schedule Overview:

 

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

1-Fall kick-off (September-November): All players welcome to join

2-Winter (League) kick-off: (January): All returning players accepted, new players accepted based on team spots available and athletic condition (previous contact sport experience welcome but not required). Later registrations (after January) possible based on skill evaluation.

League Games usually played on Saturday mornings from March to end of May.

Our week-days practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as Saturdays morning when there are no league games

U10 (non-contact): only one practice per week required, second and third optional

U12 and above (5-12th grades): 3 practices recommended per week – please talk to your coach if you have conflicts

2021-22 Schedule:

 

All 2021-22 practice locations for the the year will be in the vicinity of the Microsoft Main Campus in Redmond, WA.

 Practice times:

  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays usually from 5:00pm to 7:00pm (5:00pm to 6:30pm for U10s)
  • On Saturdays usually from 10am to 12pm (10:00am to 11:30am for U10s)

League Games Schedule (March – May) – TBD