Our mini-rugby program teaches your child fundamental rugby-specific skills while developing their coordination and teaching them to play in a team.
Rugby for Kids: What Is It And Why Your Kids Should Play It
What is kids rugby
Kids rugby is a fast-paced, non-contact game that requires players to use speed and skill. The field size for this sport can be anywhere from the length of one football field (100 yards) up to two hundred meters in width. Kids Rugby, also known as Mini Rugby or ‘Junior Ruggers’, is the perfect way to introduce little ones into sports since it has all of the excitement that we love in traditional adult versions with less physicality so they can get going without a second thought.
Kids rugby is one of the most enjoyable sports for youngsters since it requires them to be involved with something healthy, competitive, and social. Many kids are now becoming fans of their local clubs and team members in hopes that they too can play through the ranks and possibly make it onto an ‘All-Star Team’!
The benefits of playing rugby for children
An estimated 30 million people play rugby worldwide and the sport is growing quickly in popularity among children in Ireland, where a high number of kids are now participating in the sport. Rugby has been one of the fastest-growing sports with over 500 new players signing up each year since 2012 when the IRFU introduced a nationwide “Get Into Rugby” program at every club.
Playing rugby as a child teaches you the benefit of teamwork and how to appreciate each other’s efforts. It also builds your responsibility in terms of taking turns and also being disciplined especially when it comes to team meetings, training routine etc.
It is also a safe sport for your kids because it is a non-contact sport. Kids rugby exists in accordance with the IRB Mini/Junior Code. In essence, kids’ rugby activities shall be non-contact. This means that players may not tackle above plated level nor follow up on an opponent who has been tackled to the ground (i.e. they must immediately retreat 10 meters). The only exception is the ball carrier who may be brought down by any means and must be returned to feet as soon as possible. These restrictions apply even under minimal force circumstances e.g. when a player accidentally trips over their own feet or bumps into another player but no contact was made with any part of their body other than their own foot or arm. Players will have the freedom to play within these rules at all levels of play. However, a coach may restrict a player to less than full participation for medical or safety reasons.
Tips on how to make sure the game is safe and fun for everyone
To ensure that your kids’ rugby game is safe and fun for everyone, you should always be cautious with the weather conditions. This means if it’s raining or too hot outside then cancel the match!
These are not ideal playing conditions because they can cause injuries like slipping in puddles during play or overheating due to prolonged sun exposure respectively so make sure people know when matches might happen ahead of time by posting about them online.
Additionally, also keep an eye out for any dangerous areas around where you’re going to be practicing such as power lines overhead which could give someone electric shock while running through contact drills involving tackling another player from behind.
Also, check If there are no significant safety hazards around where you’re playing. The next thing you should do is have a referee present for your match. A parent can be a good referee, but they don’t always know what it takes to call a fair game so it’s better if someone who knows what they are doing is in charge of making sure the match stays fair and safe.