We will be developing a structured approach to coaching your kids; based on the time of the year, our coaches' experience and knowledge, the Modified Rugby Virginia regulations, of course depending on the players' age-group and finally, their level of experience.
Safety is paramount, we want our kids to remain safe and we want you to understand that our sport is safer than other contact sports. For Tackle rugby, our coaches are trained to introduce the kids to contact and tackling very slowly and incrementally, from the ground up over several weeks to ensure the players' remain injury-free. If you kid is a new Tackle player that is great, we take the time to make sure he or she is 'tackle-ready'. Of course, for TAG there is no contact!
As the season progresses, we will need to teach our players the basic skills required to play this game. We will develop and add these skills to allow our kids to fully benefit from their rugby experience. These skills have been identified below, and our coaching staff will work to introduce these areas of expertise into our practices.
These coaching pages will be useful to all parties that are interested in helping out with coaching our kids, as well as for parents who are interested in understanding the rules and what we are doing.
For more detailed information on how to assist us and to get involved, please read through this page and then go to our Coaching Help page.
This is not a review of the laws, rather a basic guideline as to the skill-sets that will be taught to the kids. This excludes the real basic rugby core skills like passing and catching, of course (drilled into them from day 1!).
To review the FULL TAG LAW CLARIFICATIONS FOR TAG, Q&A, PLEASE GO HERE
Again, this is not a review of the Laws, rather a guideline as to when (especially NEW) players should be proficient with certain skills.
To review the World Rugby u19 Law Variations go HERE
Review a Beginner/Simplified/Basic/Introductory Law overview here HERE