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Junior Rugby at Balmy Beach

Junior Rugby at Balmy Beach RFC is an excellent introduction and development program at one of Canada’s most successful rugby football clubs. Our junior players have gone on to represent their club at the McCormick Cup, Ontario and Canada at the Rugby World Cup. We have a dedicated team of NCCP Level 1 & 2 certified coaches and look for players, parents and supporters who are committed to making a positive contribution in an environment that fosters mutual respect, sportsmanship and a lasting love of the game.

We offer co-ed teams from U7 to U13, with boys squads from U15 to U19 and a girls only U17 squad. The season runs from April to September depending on the age level, with opportunities to play festivals and host international touring sides.

Players can start at Mini-Rugby (U7/9), a modified flag-version of 7’s played on a smaller pitch. We emphasize, fun, friendship and development of the core skills needed to enjoy and advance the game.

At U11 modest contact (tackling)is introduced, along with uncontested scrums and lineouts as the players continue to develop towards the full 15 player Union rules game.

From U15 onwards, players compete as a 15-a-side squad on a full-sized pitch with modified rules to encourage safety and correct technique.

Registration
On-line registration is open in March through Rugby Canada at 2018 PLAYER REGISTRATION JUNIOR and SENIOR PLAYERS >>>

We also host an in-person sessions in April at the Balmy Beach Club to give our players a chance to meet their coaches before the start of the season (dates to be provided).

  • Sunday April 8th 10am – 12pm
  • Saturday April 21st 10am – 1pm

Chris Kalbfleisch – Director Junior Rugby, U11 Head Coach

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Age Categories and Information

U19 Boys (Contact)
Head Coach: Iain McLeish james-iain.mcleish@tdsb.on.ca

U17 Boys (Contact)
Head Coach: Scott Switzer sswitzer@hotmail.com

U17 Girls (Contact)
Note: All regular season games are at T&G field.
U17 Girls Associate Coaches:
Sophia da Silva-Oolup at email: sdasilva.dc@gmail.com
Steffan Oolup at email: steffan13@hotmail.com

This is Girls only, full contact, and 15 per team rugby. Subject to registration BBC may choose to field two teams in this age group. One as a developmental team for newcomers and the other is a competitive team for experienced players. This is full contact, full field rugby. The club will operate a team based on 25 to 35 registered players per team.

Practice day/time: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Practice Location: Tubbs & Gee Gage Field – Coxwell & Eastern Ave

Games: Begin in June and will be played Wednesday evenings.
Fees: $300/player – Includes – BBC – shirt, shorts, socks. (Players need to have mouth guard & footwear: rugby/soccer cleats recommended.)
Play in games is determined by coaching staff. As players skill levels will vary and coaches determine playing time based on competitive play and safety.

U15 (Contact)
Head Coach: TBD

Full contact, full field rugby. A few rules are modified. It is 15 players per team, plus substitutes. The club will operate a team based on 25 to 35 registered players.

Practice day/time: Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Practice Location: Tubbs & Gee Gage Field – Coxwell & Eastern Ave

Games: Beginning in June and will be played Friday evenings or Saturday mornings/afternoons.

Fees: $300/player – Includes – BBC – shirt, shorts, socks. (Players need to have mouth guard & footwear: rugby/soccer cleats recommended.)
Play in games is determined by coaching staff. As players skill levels will vary and coaches determine playing time based on competitive play and safety.

U13 Co-ed (Contact)
U13 Head Coach: Andrew Steele asteelie@gmail.com

Coed, contact (tackle) rugby. It is played on a smaller pitch with 7 players per side. Beach will enter as many teams in a tournament as we have players with a couple of substitutes per team!

Practice day/time: Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Practice Location: Tubbs & Gee Gage Field – Coxwell & Eastern Ave

Games: Tournament style during May, June and July on Saturdays.

Fees: $200/player – Includes – BBC – shirt, shorts, socks. (Players need to have: mouth guard & footwear: rugby/soccer cleats recommended.) Season

EVERYONE PLAYS!!!!

U11 Co-ed (Intro to Contact & Flag)
Head Coach: Chris Kalbfleisch beachu8@icloud.com
Ass’t Coach: Kathy DeNoble kathryn.denoble@tdsb.on.ca

Intro to Contact:
Coed, contact (tackle) rugby. It is played on a smaller pitch with 7 players per side. Uncontested scrums and line outs.

Flag: Coed, flag rugby in a modified form on a small field.
Emphasis is placed on activity and skill acquisition resulting in a fun, healthy environment.
Practices: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Tubs and Gee Gage Rugby Field – 999 Eastern Ave (Coxwell and Eastern)
Fee: $200/player

U9 Co-ed (Flag)
Head Coach: Dave DeNoble david@adgar.com

Coed, flag rugby in a modified form on a small field.
Emphasis is placed on activity and skill acquisition resulting in a fun, healthy environment.

Practices: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Tubs and Gee Gage Rugby Field – 999 Eastern Ave (Coxwell and Eastern)
Fee: $200/player

U7 Co-Ed (Flag)
Head Coach: TBD

Coed, flag rugby in a modified form on a small field.
Emphasis is placed on activity and skill acquisition resulting in a fun, healthy environment.

Practices: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Tubs and Gee Gage Rugby Field – 999 Eastern Ave (Coxwell and Eastern)
Fee: $200/player

HOOPS: Help Optimize Outstanding Potential

I mentioned that we are initiating a program for Juniors to assist in Jr development. It is called HOOPS HOOPS: Help Optimize Outstanding Potential

Balmy Beach Junior Rugby, Balmy Beach Rugby Alumni and the Balmy Beach Club are proud to announce a new program to help develop the potential of our junior players.

This program, named for the iconic hooped socks worn by the Balmy Beach First XV, will provide a year long athletic membership to the Balmy Beach Club to those select junior players who show a commitment to personal development and the game of rugby.

Open to U17 and U19 boys and girls, HOOPS will help your players realize their full potential; in the gym, on the pitch and in life.

Help us, Help you get your HOOPS.

Here are the Bios of our first two recipients Derek and Jordan Persaud from Neil McNeil High School.

My name is Derek Persaud. I am currently in grade 12 at Neil McNeil and am 18 years old. I play rugby for Balmy Beach and for my high school. Recently, my twin brother (Jordan) and I were selected to be members of the HOOPS program at The Balmy Beach Club, receiving free memberships to the club for the next year.

I started playing Rugby in grade 10 when I played 7s for my school Junior team where we won the TCDAA championships. The same year, we were finalists in TDCAA 15s. After having such a fun time playing rugby and developing a passion for the sport, my brother and I convinced our ever so skeptical parents to sign us up with Balmy Beach to play 15s in the summer of 2016. During the season, the team played very well but were eliminated in the semi-finals by Ajax. However, the following season at Balmy, we bounce back and won the championship.
In grade 11 at Neil we were able to win TDCAA Senior 7s in the fall. Unfortunately, I was unable to play in the 15s season in the spring of 2017 for Neil as I was out with a knee injury (hockey-related injury). The following high school season however was another bounce back, where we won TDCAA 7s finals and were again crowned champions. The upcoming school rugby season was one I looked forward to, hoping to cap off high school with a trip to OFSAA, but Neil does not have a Senior 15s team this year due […]

Metro Rugby Association

Metro Rugby Association (MRA)

The Metro Rugby Association is an affiliation of four Toronto-based clubs (Balmy Beach, Toronto City, Toronto Dragons and Toronto Nomads) established in 2015. The MRA runs a spring rugby house league (May to June) at a single location in the GTA where players are organized by age cohort to balanced teams to play weekly competitions in advance of the TRU or Rugby Ontario summer season.

The MRA season increases playing opportunities and development for junior players, and shares resources across the Toronto clubs and to help grow the game across the GTA.

If your player is interested in participating please contact your head coach for information.

Age categories available are:

U11 (Co-Ed Intro to Contact)
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm May 16 – June 23 – Eglinton Flats

U13 (Co-Ed Contact)
Saturdays – De LaSalle College
Spring Training – March 24 – April 7
Regular Season – April 21 – June 2
•7 week Regular Season (excl. Victoria Day wknd)

U15 (Boys/Girls Contact)
Fridays 6:00 – 8:00 PM – De LaSalle College
Spring Training – March 23 – April 13
Club-led training and development
Regular Season – April 20 – June 15
8 week Regular Season
Plate/Cup Finals – June 22

TRU U16 Plate Champs!

Nice win for the boys vs Oak Singers 32-14! Thanks again for all your support Jim and Gerrry and Beach Alumni! Great season.

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Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation

BBC Jr. Rugby is proud to be a TIRF Partner Club. Our association with this foundation allows us to offer subsidized registration to some communities. If you are U18/U16 player, prior to registering with BBC you should first see if your high-school qualifies you to be part of the TIRF program. A synopsis of the TIRF program and a link to a list of partner schools is below:

The Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) brings together schools, clubs and the rugby community to support student athletes from lower income and immigrant-rich neighborhoods to improve their athletic skills and to adopt the rugby ethos of hard work, discipline, and mutual respect. TIRF focuses the game in communities and through the commitment of clubs and high schools, trains young players to achieve success in and through rugby. TIRF works with Rugby Ontario and Rugby Canada to lower costs to players and assists with overcoming financial barriers.

To learn more or register as a TIRF player go to:
Learn More or Register as a TIRF player – Click Here

Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) – Partner Schools