Great Falls Rugby - Coaching Team

GARYHead Coach Gary Coetzee is a longtime first division player from South Africa and France who continues to play to this day for various veteran teams. His son Luke is a Founding Player of The Eagles and his daughter Cate has joined last year! Coach Gary is a level 200 IRB International Rugby Board and USA Rugby certified coach.

Coach Nick Horton started playing at age 9 for my school, Barker College, and after leaving at 18 continued with the "old boys". Two seasons later, joined Cameray Northbridge, a Sydney Sub Districts side. It was at Cameray, where he was noticed and invited to try out for the Gordon Highlanders, and division 1 team in Sydney, and was successful in gaining selection. Coach Nick played 82 games for Gordon before getting injured, which came at the wrong time, as he had been picked to tour Hawaii and the US with the club. Coach Nick is a level 200 IRB International Rugby Board and USA Rugby certified coach.

Coach Rich Babcock is a newcomer to the world of rugby, having grown up in Indiana in a land berift of rugby - Rich played american football for 7 years. Coach Rich's son Trevor started playing rugby last year and currently plays on the U15 team. Coach Rich is a level 200 IRB International Rugby Board and USA Rugby certified coach.

Other Coaches: Moms and Dads are invited to join the action on the field. In fact, it helps with the understanding of the game and it gives the other coaches a chance to work one-on-one with other players. Don't be shy, but dress for the weather.


Rules and Regs
Rugby VA Youth Touch laws
The current modified laws by which our teams will be playing are posted (here)

Rugby VA Youth Tackle laws
The current modified laws by which our teams will be playing are posted (here)

Beginners Guide & Laws
Click here to view some general guidelines & laws of the game of rugby (all kids and adults - link to IRB)

Basic laws Simplified
Click here for a simplified overview of Laws, as played on an international level (15's)

Rugby Positions
Click here to read about the positions played in rugby and the general skill-sets required


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