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Junior Rugby at Balmy Beach – 2020

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 gender-specific squads from U15 to U19.  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 (similar to rugby league). 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.

Chris Kalbfleisch – Director Junior Rugby, U11 Head Coach contact: beachu8@icloud.com

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Registration

On-line registration available through Rugby Canada at Rugby Canada PLAY RUGBY

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Junior Rugby needs Coaches! – The Juniors are searching for volunteers to lead the U15 and U17 Boys squads. These two squads are critical to the development and retention of future senior Beach players. We have numerous volunteers who have already stepped up to help organize in the pre-season, but the teams are still in need of someone who can lead on the pitch and help administer. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the club and the game, volunteering with Junior Rugby is a great start. As well as earning the right to sport the sharpest-looking coaching kit in Ontario, we also offer certification assistance through Rugby Canada and NCCP. If you’re interested, drop me a note at beachU8@icloud.com .

Age Categories and Information

Membership CategoryContactDescription
U8 Flag Co-edHead Coach: Chris Schryer
chris@torontobeerblog.com
For boys and girls born 2012, 2013 and 2014. Flag rugby played on a small field. Emphasis is placed on activity, early skills development and FUN! Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays. U8 players (2012/2013) will also play festival tournaments on weekends across the GTA. Playing kit (shirt, shorts and socks) included. $227.30 + fees
U10 Flag Co-edHead Coach: Dave DeNoble
david@adgar.com
For boys and girls born 2010 and 2011. Flag rugby played on a small field. Emphasis is placed on activity, body movement, skills development and FUN! Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays with festival tournaments on weekends across the GTA. Playing kit (shirt, shorts and socks) included. $227.30 + fees
U10 Intro to Tackle Co-EdHead Coach: Dave DeNoble
david@adgar.com
For boys and girls born 2010 ONLY. A variation of the flag rugby rules with the introduction of tackling. The player will be taught how to tackle (and be tackled) through a progressive system that introduces the mechanics of a safe and effective tackle. Emphasis is placed on activity, body mechanics and movement, core skills development and FUN! Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays with festival tournaments on weekends across the GTA. Playing kit (shirt, shorts and socks) included. $237.30 + fees
U12 Intro to Contact Co-edHead Coach: Chris Kalbfleisch
beachU8@icloud.com
For boys and girls born 2008 and 2009. Progression from "Intro to Contact": as well as tackling, players are introduced to competing at the breakdown (rucking) as well as uncontested scrums and lineouts. Emphasis is placed on activity, body mechanics and movement, core skills development and FUN! Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays with festival tournaments on weekends across the GTA. Playing kit (shorts and socks) included. $247.30 + fees
U14 BoysHead Coach: Andrew Steele
asteelie@gmail.com
Boys born 2006 and 2007. Full contact rugby played with 13-a-side (no flankers).Emphasis is placed on fitness, body mechanics and movement, core skills development and FUN! Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays with regular league play on weekends across the GTA. Playing kit (shorts and socks) included. $304.50 + fees
A Student Fitness Membership to the Balmy Beach Club is also available to players 14 years of age and older at time of registration for an extra fee.
U14 GirlsGirls born 2006 and 2007. Full contact rugby played with 13-a-side (no flankers).Emphasis is placed on fitness, body mechanics and movement, core skills development and FUN! Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays with regular league play on weekends across the GTA. Playing kit (shorts and socks) included. $304.50 + fees
A Student Fitness Membership to the Balmy Beach Club is also available for an extra fee to players 14 years of age and older at time of registration.
U16 BoysHead Coach: Mike Haines
mike@safariandco.com
Boys born 2004 and 2005. Full contact rugby played with 15-a-side on full-sized pitch. Emphasis is placed on fitness and continuous skills development with modern game tactics. Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays with regular league play on weeknights across the GTA. Playing kit (shorts and socks) included. $335.00 + fees
A Student Fitness Membership to the Balmy Beach Club is also available for an extra fee to players 14 years of age and older at time of registration.
U16 GirlsGirls born 2004 and 2005. Full contact rugby played with 15-a-side. Breakdowns are contested, as well as scrums (push limited to 1 meter) and lineouts. Emphasis is placed on fitness, body mechanics and continual core skills development coupled with modern game tactics and strategy to enable successful player transition to senior club rugby. Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays with regular league play on weeknights across the GTA. Playing kit (shorts and socks) included. $335.00 + fees
A Student Fitness Membership to the Balmy Beach Club is also available for an extra fee to players 14 years of age and older at time of registration.
U18 BoysHead Coach: Iain McLeish/Doug UnderwoodBoys born 2002 and 2003. Full contact rugby played with 15-a-side. Breakdowns are contested, as well as scrums (push limited to 1 meter) and lineouts. Emphasis is placed on fitness, body mechanics and continual core skills development coupled with modern game tactics and strategy to enable successful player transition to senior club rugby. Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays with regular league play on weeknights across the GTA. Playing kit (shorts and socks) included. $335.00 + fees
A Student Fitness Membership to the Balmy Beach Club is also available for an extra fee to players 14 years of age and older at time of registration.
U19 Transition to SeniorPlayers transitioning to senior rugby born 2001 only. $160.00 + fees
A Student Fitness Membership to the Balmy Beach Club is also available for an extra fee (proof of enrollment at a secondary education program is required at time of registration to qualify).
Spring training starts Saturday April 4 and runs every Saturday to May 16 from 9-10AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Secondary School. Online registration will be available at the beginning of February at https://reg.sportlomo.com/rugbycanada

 

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 (MRA) – Metro Rugby Association

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.

 

Archive: 2018 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.

Chris Kalbfleisch – Director Junior Rugby, U11 Head Coach

Follow BBR Junior Rugby on Facebook

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

Ontario U18 Canadian Silver Medalists

The boys played hard and finished with Silver Medals. They beat Atlantic, Quebec & Wolfpack and lost to BC in a close 10-8 game.

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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