Jr Rugby2022-05-09T14:39:55-04:00

Junior Rugby at Balmy Beach – 2022

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 win the Ontario Championship McCormick Cup, the Canadian Rugby Championship with the Ontario Blues, play for the Toronto Arrows, and represent 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.

The Beach offers co-ed teams from U6 to U12, with gender-specific squads from U14 to U18. The regular season runs from May to September depending on the age level, with opportunities to play festivals and host international touring sides.

Players can start at Mini-Rugby (U6/8), 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 U12 modest contact (tackling) is introduced, along with uncontested scrums and lineouts in a 7-a-side game. At U14, the core concepts to play contact rugby safely and effectively are expanded as the game is adjusted to 13-a-side.

From U16 onwards, players compete as a 15-a-side squad on a full-sized pitch with modified rules to encourage safety and correct technique.

Junior practices are held at SATEC (W.A. Porter CI) 40 Fairfax Cres, Scarborough (Warden Ave & St. Clair Ave. East).

Mini Games (U6-12) are usually held Saturday mornings at various locations across the GTA with Beach Junior Rugby hosting its annual Sand Tournament at Ashbridge’s Bay on Sunday August 14, 2022.

Junior games (U14-18) are played at various locations across the GTA and may be hosted by the Beach at either SATEC or Tubs & Gee Rugby Field (1091 Eastern Ave at Lower Coxwell).

For additional details you may contact Chris Kalbfleisch – Director Junior Rugby at beachu8@icloud.com

Membership CategoryContactDescription
U6/8 Flag (Mini)Head Coach: Chris Schryer
erikas.boy@gmail.com
For players born 2016, 2015 and 2014. A FUN activity-based program that introduces rugby awareness and game play through practice and weekend festival competition. Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at SATEC.
U10 Flag (Mini)Head Coach: Thomas Rapley
thomas.rapley@yahoo.ca
For players born 2013 and 2012. A FUN skill and fitness program that continues the development of rugby awareness and game play through practice and weekend festival competition. Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at SATEC.
U12 Intro To Contact (Mini)Head Coach: Dave DeNoble
david@adgar.com
For players born 2011 and 2012. Skills and fitness focused program that introduces the core concepts required to play contact rugby safely and effectively during weekend festival competition. Emphasis is placed on activity, body mechanics, skills development and FUN! Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at SATEC.
U14 Intro To Contact (Junior)Head Coach: Chris Kalbfleisch
beachU8@icloud.com
Ass’t Coach: Kathy DeNoble
For players born 2009 and 2008. Skills and fitness focused program that builds on the core concepts required to play contact rugby safely and effectively combined with formal weekend competition. Emphasis is placed on activity, body mechanics, skills development and FUN! Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at SATEC with supplemental practices scheduled at the discretion of the coaching staff.
U16 Boys (Junior)Head Coach: Andrew Steele
asteelie@gmail.com
Ass't Coach: Kristin Bonomo
For players 2007 and 2006. Skills and fitness focused program based around formal weekday evening competition. Emphasis is placed on fitness, strength, body mechanics, and skills development. Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at SATEC with supplemental practices scheduled at the discretion of the coaching staff.
U18 Boys (Junior)Head Coach: Doug Underwood
dunderwood@rogers.com
Ass’t Coach Brian Spanton
For players born 2005 and 2004. Skills and fitness focused program with emphasis on fitness, strength, body movement, and skills development based around formal weekday evening competition. Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at SATEC with supplemental practices scheduled at the discretion of the coaching staff.
Junior Rugby on Facebook

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

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 […]

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.

TRU-U16-Plate-Champs-800

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

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