Rugby is a dynamic and exciting sport that is a whole lot of fun, and helps develop friendships that can last a lifetime. Regina Minor Rugby has been designed to help players develop their rugby skills as their physical ability develops, making the game as simple and safe as possible for all kids, regardless of their age, shape or size. The Regina Minor Rugby Model has been developed to ensure that there is a consistency of play, coaching and player welfare at all levels throughout the country, and is a great way of getting kids involved in a team sport.
Age to start:
The program is for boys and girls between 4 and 18 years of age. The children will learn basic skills in a fun and safe environment. The children are split into age groups and play with modified rules to ensure their safety.
How to Register:
Notes: You can register more than one child at a time; select more than one age group; and see below for more questions!
Below are some frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact the Regina Minor Rugby team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you should have.
Q: I don’t know any rules of rugby and my child has never played before, can they still register?
A: Absolutely, all of our coaches are trained in the rules of rugby and learning together with their peers is part of the fun.
While you are here, here is a little information to get your started!
Rugby is a sport that goes above to teach character, respect, dedication, and teamwork. Players respect their team, their opponent, and officials. By its nature, rugby requires players to develop a sense of solidarity, camaraderie, and loyalty. Through rugby, life-long friendships are created and valued by players of all ages and origins. It is widely seen as one of the most inclusive sports as everyone can play, whatever their size and skill level. As well, rugby doesn’t require a ton of equipment making it very accessible.
Two teams made up of 7, 10 or 15 players, which are divided into forwards, who tend to be the bigger and stronger players, and the backs, who are the faster and more agile players. Players can run and kick the ball, but can only pass it backwards.
Q: From what I know about rugby, it is a high contact sport, isn’t it too rough for kids to play so young?
A: Safety of your child is always important and our coaches teach the fundamentals of team work and safety at all times. Saskatchewan Minor Rugby began playing “flag rugby” which does not include scrums, line-outs and contact that you see in traditional rugby games. For more info please visit www.saskrugby.com.
Q: How long is a practice/game?
A: This fall, the minis will practice or play a game for 90 minutes. This includes: warm-up, playing time and breaks.
A game is made up of two 40 minute halves.
Q: What equipment does my child need to play?
A: Minis – Shorts or pants that are easy to run, jump, roll and play in, a t-shirt or sweatshirt depending on weather, cleats and a mouth guard are necessary. A water bottle and small towel are useful too to keep your mini cool and hydrated. This is the prairies, so don’t forget layers are sometimes key, and bug spray is sometimes a must.
Juniors – shorts or pants (typical athletic-wear) – if you prefer to have rugby shorts, we can help you find some in Regina! Cleats and a mouth guard are necessary. A water bottle and small towel are useful too to keep cool and hydrated. At this point shared water bottles are not allowed. This is the prairies, so don’t forget layers are sometimes key, and bug spray is sometimes a must.
Q: Where do I register?
A: You can register online. The link will be posted on here and on our social media pages. Stay tuned!
Q: What do I need to register my player?
A: You will need all their personal information and a credit card.
Q: How much does it cost and how can I pay?
A: The cost for the season will be posted on the registration page as Rugby Canada determines the cost based on age and contact level used. It can be paid online by credit card only.
Q: Who can I contact with questions?
A: You can contact one of the Minor Rugby Team at email@example.com with any questions.
Q: Where are the sessions held?
A: Session locations are TBD. Please stay tuned!