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U5 - Mighty 5s Rugby Program - fun, non contact & safe tag (two-handed ‘tag’)
U6 & U7 - Walla Rugby (7 a-side game with no tackle, two-handed ‘tag’)
U8 - Mini Rugby (7 a-side game introducing the tackle / uncontested scrums)
U9 - Minis Rugby (10 a-side game with tackling / uncontested scrums)
U10s & U11s - Midi Rugby - 12 a-side.
U12 - Midi Rugby (15 a-side, full-size field)
New To Rugby
Mini Rugby. U8 & U9 years
Mini Rugby continues the theme of free-flowing running and passing Rugby action and more importantly introduces the young player to the contact elements of the game. It has been designed to teach the Game principles of Possession, Go Forward and Pressure with greater emphasis on the tactical principle of Support. It also teaches the individual skills of Passing and Receiving; Running and Evasion; Contact; Kicking and Tackling; as well as the game elements of Ruck, Maul, and uncontested Scrum and Lineout. Mini is played on a smaller field (half-size) with 7 players in the U8s and the onfield squad moves to 10 players in the U9s. Coaches come off the field in Round 6 in the U9s and players are now developing some positional play as Forwards and Backs.
Midi Rugby. U10 & U11 years
Midi rugby is the stepping-stone to the full game. It is played with twelve players on an almost standard size field (5m in each sideline), with more elements of the Under 19 game being introduced. It has been designed to teach the Game principles of Possession, Go Forward, Pressure, Support with greater emphasis on the principle of Continuity. It also teaches the individual skills of Passing and Receiving; Running and Evasion; Contact; Kicking and Tackling; as well as the game elements of Ruck, Maul, Scrum and Lineout.
Midi rugby is the final modified game before players reach U19 laws beginning with U12's, where teams increase to 15 a-side with the introduction of Flankers and Fullback and play on a full-size field.
More to rugby than just playing
There is more to Rugby than just playing - there are social events including BBQ every Friday night at training for Minis and Friday night Juniors games, golf days and social events for the parents, along with Rugby camps with a parent (usually a Dad) at the beginning of each year, country NSW tours as well as tours to Japan (U11 & U12) every second year. Check out our Social and other Club events in our Club Calendar
Mightt 5s Tag Rugby
The Mighty U5s Rugby program is a fun, non-contact & safe tag (two hands) introduction to Rugby that emphasises maximum enjoyment for players and parents.
Little Legends developed the program over many years with coaches from grassroots rugby as an entry level pathway to Mini’s rugby – ages 6 to 9.
We engage players during the session using fun coaching cues to help them understand each skill. The program rotates between drills, finishing with a modified game.
Some skills they will learn and improve include:
Running with the ball
Respect for team mates and referees
Walla Rugby. U6 & U7 years
As the first introduction to the game, Walla Rugby is played on a modified field to cater for the young age group, ensuring that each player will experience maximum involvement. It is a simple, non-tackling introduction to the game. It has been designed to focus on the game principles of Possession, Go Forward and Pressure; the individual skills of Passing and Receiving, Running and Evasion; and tagging; as well as the game elements of Ball take, Scrum and Lineout. Walla is player on a smaller field and with only 7 players. CLICK HERE for some ideas of skills and drills for Walla coaching.
Because there are no tackles, and the focus is on team work we often have much younger players in the U6 teams, as well as boys and girls.