Battleship Youth Rugby - Spring 2020 Registration
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 June 7th and ends on July 18th. Players are encouraged to attend practice each week:
2:00-3:30pm for U9 & U12 coed flag teams
*If there is interest for a U15 team, let the Academy Director know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All practices will be held at Battleship Field at the Brookley Complex, 1801 South Broad Street.
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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