Battleship Youth Rugby - Spring 2017 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 2017 season will offer five different practice locations: Spring Hill College, Sage Park, Lyons Park, Cottage Hill Park & Semmes Athletic Association Park.
Battleship Youth Rugby is a coed flag rugby league for boys and girls ages 6-12 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 May 7 and ends on June 24. Players are encouraged to attend at least one (and as many as three) practices each week:
3:30-5:00pm at Lyons Park
3:30-5:00pm at Cottage Hill/Medal of Honor Park
5:30-7:00pm at Spring Hill College
10:00-11:30am at Sage Park
2:00-3:30pm at Sage Park
2:00-3:30pm at Semmes Athletic Association Park
The season also features two optional tournaments:
Battleship's Luau Sevens Tournament on Saturday, May 27 at the USS Alabama in Mobile
Alabama State Games on Saturday, June 24 in Birmingham
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 and will involve separate charges based on the number of athletes participating.
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 in two optional tournaments: May 27 in Mobile and June 24 in Birmingham.
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 6-12 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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