Mini rugby - Wikipedia
where appropriate, establish club/school links and ensure good communications exist with parents . read the competition rules carefully when your team contains a child with a dispensation in it. Managers or coaches of The season dates. Junior Rugby League is enjoyed by boys and girls Players can either play for their true age group or one-year up if their date of birth falls in the extra age. Guisborough RUFC Rugby Union club - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division One. Mini Rugby is a game based on the full 15 a side game but the rules have a Team Administrator who ensures our database of players is up to date with a .
Girls and boys play Mini Rugby as equals in mixed teams. Girls are given no special treatment; nor at this age do they need it. The physical differences between the sexes is irrelevant at Mini Rugby ages and girls have proved that they are valuable members of the team and are well able to compete with boys on equal terms and many love it.
Mini Rugby U7 - U12 (Years 1-7)
We have several girls who play for us, with most squads having at least one girl on their team. We also regularly play teams with one or more girl in them. Girls are respected and valued in Mini Rugby by both coaches and players. Coaching Guisborough RFC have a dedicated team of coaches, male and female, who aim to make rugby fun for everyone.
They are all volunteers, many are parents who have returned to the game after years of absence to come and watch their child play and been bitten again by the Rugby bug. We are always delighted to welcome parents who are willing join a pool of helpers to assist with coaching as required under the direction of the main coach. We do not envisage this to be a week-in, week-out commitment but to give assistance when available if required.
Anyone enthusiastic enough to go on to take an official coaching course will be encouraged and supported to do so. Its great fun and is highly personally rewarding. Please talk to your age-group coach as soon as possible if you are interested in helping out on the field. It is compulsory for all on field helpers to be CRB checked and if you are helping with coaching we will arrange for you to attend a 2.
We are always looking for parents who would like to help behind the scenes. Each age group has a Team Administrator who ensures our database of players is up to date with a list of contact numbers and identification of any medical conditions we need to know about while your child is in our care.
What to wear and bring All equipment balls, cones etc is provided for players but it is the player's responsibility to ensure they are appropriately clothed for the conditions. When it does get cold and wet please make sure your child is suitably dressed, both for their comfort and to avoid interrupting training sessions.
Clothes can be removed to cool down but once players are cold their training or match is over as an enjoyable experience. Please ask your age groups Team Administrator for details.
Boots We strongly recommend boots with studs rather than trainers. The wearing of boots that have an extra toe stud will not be allowed. If in doubt, check with your lead coach before you buy new boots. Gloves Rugby stick mitts with or without fingers are particularly effective in cold weather when young hands can get very cold.
Ordinary woolly gloves have insufficient grip for handling skills and should be avoided as should clumpy goalkeeping gloves. Gum shields All players from Under 9s upwards must wear a gum shield during matches and training. Your child will not be allowed to play unless they wear one. Alternatively a bespoke dentist fitted gum shield can be obtained. Shoulder pads may be worn and again will give the players added confidence. Jewellery All items of jewellery must be removed before training.
Glasses Glasses cannot be worn when playing rugby due to the risk of breakages and injury to the wearer and other players. A inch cord was tucked into the waistband, and its removal by an opponent with a shout of "tag", was classed as a 'tackle'. If the attacking team had failed to score by the fourth 'tackle' the defending team were given possession of the ball. He described to Nick how navy servicemen on board ship or whilst playing on hard grounds overseas played the Gibraltar variant of rugby.
Leonard then devised a set of rules suitable for children using belts and coloured ribbons attached by Velcro and organised the first ever schools Tag Rugby festival at UCP Marjons, Plymouth in This annual event celebrated its 20th festival in Tag rugby variants[ edit ] OzTag[ edit ] OzTag is a non-contact form of rugby league, and is generally played by those who are too small for Rugby League. OzTag is a variation of British tag rugby. Together with Chris Parkes, the two took the sport to fields across Australia.
Today, it is played by overplayers in organised leagues across the country. Games are usually played over 20 minutes a half. Eight players in each team are allowed on the field at a time. The attacking team has five plays or tags to try and score a try or take the ball down field as close to the line as possible.
Like most versions of tag rugby, a tackle is made when one of two velcro stripes, known as tags, is removed from the ball carrier's shorts. Players can pass and kick the ball and tries are worth one point and there are no conversions.
Kicking in general play is allowed but it must be below shoulder height of the referee and on zero count with no play-the-ball from playing a knock-on advantage for instance or after the 4th tag. For mixed gender games, there is a maximum of four male players per team on the field and a try scored by a female player is worth two points, compared to one point for male players. Mini rugby The rules of under-7s Mini Tag possess some rugby union features, like an unlimited tackle count.
It does not have an equivalent of the six tags law and instead tackled players must off-load the ball.
The restart is with a free pass. Mini Tag is currently the only form of rugby permitted by the English RFU for under-7 and under-8 age groups.
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Tag rugby worldwide[ edit ] Australia[ edit ] Since its beginnings inOzTag or Walla Tag has grown in popularity across Australia in urban and rural areas. Twenty-eight teams participated in the first season in summer — playing in the Cronulla and St George areas of Sydney. Today, more than 80, players take part in OzTag competitions nationally. There are Oztag competitions running all over Australiawith the largest areas located in SydneyBrisbane and Canberra.
Competing teams are in six divisions: Some developed into full-contact teams, others became tag teams and others folded.