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Jacksonville Youth Rugby Club: Respect, Integrity, Fair Play and Community through Rugby

Developing Youth through Rugby

Program Description

Spring 2020 Season

DATES: Weekly Sessions on Tues. and Sat., February 29 – April 21 

WHEN: Tues. (or Thurs.) Time TBD and Sat. 4:00 – 6:00 PM

WHERE: Fort Family Park, 8000 Baymeadows Rd E, Jacksonville, FL 32256

The weekday session will be for one (1) hour (for all age groups), will focus on a specific skill or concept and build on the previous sessions. Weekend sessions will include a match at the end of practice. No experience is needed to participate. All athletic abilities and experience are taken into consideration to ensure a safe, enjoyable learning environment for each child.

Session Date Time  ages 5 – 8 ages 9 – 11   ages 12 – 14 
1February 29, 2020  4:00 – 6:00 PM  Spring 2020 Season Opening
March 03, 2020 TBDFitness/Ball Handling
March 07, 20204:00 - 6:00 PM Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game incorporating Ball Handling
 3 March 10, 2020 TBD Go Forward/Evasion
March 14, 2020 4:00 – 6:00 PM   Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game incorporating Go Forward/Evasion
March 17, 2020TBD  Defend/Tackle*/Restart Tackling

March 21, 2020  4:00 – 6:00 PM  Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game incorporating Defend / Tackle* / Restart Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game incorporating Tackling
5 March 24, 2020 TBD Kicking and Catching Rucks
March 28, 2020  4:00 – 6:00 PMWarm Up, Match Play and Modified Game incorporating Kicking and Catching Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game incorporating Rucks
6 March 31, 2020 TBD Grubber Kicks Scrums (uncontested)

April 04, 2020 4:00 – 6:00 PM Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game incorporating Grubber Kicks  Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game incorporating Scrums (uncontested)
7 April 07, 2020 TBD Lineouts
April 11, 2020 No Rugby No Rugby due to Easter
8 April 14, 2020 TBD Coaches Choice
April 18, 2020 4:00 – 6:00 PM Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game of Coaches Choice
9 April 21, 2020 TBD Players Choice
April 25, 2020 4:00 – 6:00 PM Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game of Player's Choice

*The use of the word tackle under Flag Rugby does not indicate that this is an actual tackle. In flag rugby, pulling a player's flag is the equivalent of tackle in Rugby. 

 Minis (Flag)Juniors Youth
Time1 hour and 15 minutes2 hours2 hours


Warm Up, Match Play and Modified Game incorporating
Saturdays will include a warm up, and modified rugby games that incorporate the skill learned on Tuesday into game-like situations. The last 20 minutes will be used in competitive match play where players will be expected to demonstrate team-work, ability to make decisions and the ability to incorporate skills learned. Every player brings something different to the game whether it's leadership, a good boot or the ability to carry the ball forward. Players will need to work together to use their strengths and encourage each other. Winning is not as important as learning.

All participants are required to have 2 mouth guards and soccer/rugby cleats to participate. No metal studded cleats are permitted. If you're not sure what to get or where to get these items, contact us and we will answer any questions you may have or give you some suggestions regarding where to get them.

We would prefer that you sign your child up before the season starts so that we can plan accordingly. Registration can be completed online using a debit/credit card. We will be having a parent meeting in January where we will provide paper forms if you prefer to fill out a paper form.

Any questions can be directed to our e-mail address below: [email protected] 

Player Kits


 A team shirt will be provided when you register. We have new shirts this year so all players registered will receive a new shirt. 


Newly registered players will receive a team jersey. We are using the same jersey we used last year. If your child played las year and needs a new jersey let us know so we can make sure we can place an order on time if needed.

All Players:

There are a few items that are required to ensure the player's safety. Each player
MUST have the following:

   1. Soccer or Rugby Cleats
   2. A minimum of 2 mouth guards
   3. Water

We have a club store set up at Ruggers Rugby Supply where you can find some
of the items needed. It is not required that these items be purchased from the club store.
This is merely provided as a convenience. Scrum caps can also be found at Ruggers Rugby
Supply but are not required. You can reach the club store by clicking on the logo below.


Directions to Field


Fort Family Regional Park

8000 Baymeadows Rd East Jacksonville Florida United States 32256

(Last updated 07/14/19 at 02:36 PM )

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Parent Involvement

We encourage parents to get involved to support and encourage
their child(ren).There are many ways you can help. Here are some examples:

1. Bring a snack for after training. 
2. Volunteer to set up or take down equipment at the beginning or end of play.
3. Assist coaches in demonstrating skills or directing traffic during drills.
4. Volunteer to be an assistant referee.

There are many other ways you can help and we welcome
your suggestions and feedback!

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