U8, U10, U12, & U14
Mixed Boys & Girls
Rugby is a free-flowing, physical game that
develops speed, endurance, team spirit and self-confidence. It is a game that
provides a position for every body type and personality. The camaraderie of a
rugby team is arguably the most rewarding of all sports.
Velox Valhallians Youth
& Mini Rugby programs are for boys and girls up to
13 years of age. Teams are organized by age group: Under 8, Under 10, Under 12
and Under 14.
Members of our U8 group work on
the basics of rugby, team play, passing and the fun of being part of a team.
As they are still normally 6 & 7 years of age there is not a lot of
pressure on “rules” and whistles! We focus on have in fun in the mud!
Depending on numbers and the level of skill they may play “exhibition” touch
or “flag” games either in house or v other clubs with similar age teams.
At U10 we introduce higher level skills in ball handling, passing, running with the
ball, staying in position and reading the field over time as players
develop. Tackling is introduced at the
U-10 level and is taught in a systematic way to ensure the development of
safe technique. Game play at this age is either “flag” or tackle depending on
the skill levels of our opposition.
U12 tends to be a bit more
competitive but without “score keeping” or win loss records. We work in
unison with other clubs often sharing coaches and players to ensure even
U14 is the transition
from Youth Rugby (middle school) to Juniors (high school age grades) .The
season starts similarly to U12 with exhibition games through to the final
month of the season (April) where teams step into full competitive rugby.
This is to allow the VIRU to select an Island Champion to represent the
Island in the Provincial Cup.
Rugby clubs have traditionally encouraged
family participation. Velox Valhallians Youth Rugby is fortunate to have a
high level of involvement of the senior club's premier players, as well as
members of the national Canadian team, as coaches. Velox is a member of the
Vancouver Island Rugby Union (VIRU)
the BC Rugby Union (BCRU), Rugby Canada and the
International Rugby Board (IRB).
The clubhouse and pitch are located at 3957 Gordon Head Road, Victoria BC (near
McKenzie by the University of Victoria).
The 2009-2010 the season will start with our annual “Kick-off
Clinic” and registration on Sunday, 6th September, we
will also hold Registrations Sunday Sept 13th for those away for
Registration starts at 10:00 am through 12:00 during which time the young
players will have a fun “training” session run by senior club members!
All current, new and potential players welcome. This clinic will focus on
introducing new players to the game and preparing returning players for the
season. Come and “try” out rugby for the day and we are sure you’ll stay!
to U12 teams will meet weekly on Sunday mornings from 10am to 11:30am.
U14 team trains on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings 11:30 – 12:30. Games
are on Sundays
Mini-Rugby Player is
anyone born in 2000-2004. (U8 – U10)
Player is anyone born in the years 1996 –
1999 (U12 – U14)
Junior Player is
anyone born in the years 1996 – 1991 (U15 – U19)
shorts and socks are available for purchase from the club.
registrations are accepted at any time during the season. Registration fees
for 2009-2010 (September 1, 2009 – April 31, 2010) are $ 155* for one player and $130* for siblings over 12 years and $100* for any player 11 and under. Your
registration includes Rugby Canada insurance eligibility for all international games and the Summer Tide Programs.
*Registration dues are subject to change if
the Rugby Canada Insurance rate changes. Rates are set in late August.
We have several fundraisers that we
encourage your participation in:
1) Royal Victoria Marathon fence removal (Thanksgiving Sunday)
2) BC Rugby union Win-Win Raffle - Sell $50 tickets
3) Sign up to use the Thrifty's card
4) Christmas tree recycling in January
5) Sidney Rod & Gun Club = serve food Nov 9th - 11th.
Youth Rugby Registration (Sept
6th & 13th 2009)
enquiries, or to register, please contact the Director of Youth & Junior
Pratt; 250 889-8746 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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