U16 Boys Division
The U16 Boys rugby program builds on the skills developed in U14s. The U16 Boys program introduces full fifteen a side laws with a few modified laws appropriate to this age grade (uncontested line-outs, reduce match duration and others). We welcome players new to rugby who will find that, within a few weeks, they are able to fully participate in the training program, scrimmages, games and tournaments.
While the focus of the program is on fun, physical movement, and teamwork, with an overarching goal of developing an understanding of the game; we also want the players to have the opportunity to develop strong fundamentals for rugby through knowledgeable coaching. In order to ensure the players best chance for success, our volunteer coaches are provided with appropriate training and resources, and many of our coaches are former and current senior players and senior grade coaches.
In rugby at any level, rarely can one player take over or control a game. Rugby is a true team sport and needs everyone’s participation, dedication, and team work in order to succeed. These requirements mean that every player must move with and follow the play in order to be involved and support their teammates for the team to succeed.
Skills that will be focused on throughout the year will be running, passing, catching, tackling, creating space on attack, alignment on defence, positional play/knowledge and rugby tactics and match strategy. These skills will be developed in training, fun exercises, game simulations, and through the various league matches that we will be involved in throughout the season. The Crusaders U16 Boys program is an excellent place to increase the player’s overall skill development, knowledge of the game and level of fitness.
The U16 Boys season is split into a summer 15s program (Apr 25-Sept 8) and an autumn 7s program (Sept 8-Nov 10). There is a nominal additional fee for those players wishing to participate in the autumn 7s program to cover tournament registration expenses.