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 firstname.lastname@example.org