Battleship Youth Rugby - Fall 2018 Registration
We're very proud to announce that Battleship Youth Rugby is expanding! In an effort to make rugby available to more young people throughout the Mobile area, our Spring 2018 season will offer two more divisions: U15 flag coed and U16 tackle boys.
Battleship Youth Rugby is a coed flag rugby league for boys and girls ages 6-15 and boys tackle rugby league for ages 13-16, and is open to players of all ability levels. The program's format is fairly casual, focusing primarily on intra-squad scrimmages that give players the opportunity to work together, deepen their understanding of the game and enjoy some fun exercise.
The season begins on October 7th and ends on December 1st. Players are encouraged to attend practice each week:
2:00-3:15pm for U9, U12, & U15 coed flag teams
3:30-5:00pm for U16 tackle boys
All practices will be held at Battleship Field at the Brookley Complex, 1801 South Broad Street.
The season also features Battleship Tournament on November 10th in Mobile, Oct 13th game in Birmingham, and possible Baton Rouge game on December 1st in Baton Rouge.
How to Register:
1. Click here to complete our online registration form.
2. Please bring $20 cash (or a check made payable to Mobile Area Rugby Foundation) to your first practice. We'll have a waiver for you to sign in person as well.
3. Like us on Facebook and share our posts to help us recruit more players!
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Registration for an all-access pass to participate in the practices and scrimmages is just $20. Tournaments are optional, but are highly recommended for the kids to attend. Tournament registrations are taken care of by the foundation.
Q: What equipment do we need to buy?
A: Cleats are recommended, but not required. We will provide the flags and balls.
Q: When are the games?
A: Each practice will end in competitive scrimmaging, so parents don't need to worry about managing a separate schedule of games. All players will be also welcome to compete against New Orleans, Birmingham and other regional youth programs at the tournaments listed above.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Flag rugby is a non-contact sport, but accidental contact occurs from time to time just as it would in soccer or basketball. Players are certainly welcome to wear mouth guards, but very few parents find them necessary.
Q. Who will be coaching the athletes?
A. Volunteers from Battleship's men's and women's rugby clubs and local college players will be on hand to encourage players and help them learn the basics. We'll also be looking for parent volunteers who are interested in helping - even if they've never played rugby before!
Q. Do all of the 6-16 year olds play together?
A. All of the players will warm up together, then split up into younger and older groups for skill development and scrimmaging.
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