Junior Rugby Summer Camps

The Crusaders Rugby Club offers summer camps based in Oakville, open to members and the public.

Junior Rugby & Leadership Camp

July 13, 2020 (5 days) – POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD

New in 2020, the Crusaders Rugby & Leadership Camp for boys and girls (born in 2006, 2007 & 2008 and/or entering Grade 7, 8 or 9 in Sept 2020) will build fundamental skills to enhance success in rugby and develop leadership skills, helping participants on and off the field. The focus of the camp will be on providing a fun and exciting environment where participants become more confident, skilled and knowledgeable in the game of rugby while also developing teamwork skills, communication skills, and group dynamics through a wide variety of initiative tasks, games and activities. Participants will be encouraged to take risks and try new things to discover their rugby and leadership potential. Participants will be more willing to demonstrate responsibility and leadership as they tackle various tasks and challenges.

Core Rugby Skills

  • Pass, Catch, and Handling Skills
  • Running and Evasion
  • Contact Skills – Tackling Technique
  • Contact while in possession of the ball
  • Offloads
  • Contact Area – Ball Presentation & Rucking skills
  • Kicking Skills
  • Team Attack and Defence

Leadership

  • Team Building
  • Group Dynamics
  • Communication
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Organizational Skills
  • Risk-taking
  • Leadership Styles

Details

  • Open to boys and girls entering Grades 7-9 in 2020 (and/or birth years 2006, 2007 & 2008)
  • Open to members and non-members
  • Monday July 13, 2020 to Friday July 17, 2020 8:30 am – 5 pm at the Crusaders club/clubhouse
  • Cost: $330+HST for members; $405+HST for non-members (including the separate purchase of a $75 temporary membership for insurance purposes)
  • A day at Bronte Creek Provincial Park included for a wide variety of games and activities
  • Lead coach: Don Kroes (Crusaders U14 coach, NCCP Level 2, High School Physical Education Teacher, former Crusaders Senior Men and Brock University player)

Junior Varsity Rugby Camp

July 27, 2020 (3 days, 1/2 days) – POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD

Also new in 2020, the Junior Varsity camp will provide participants with cutting edge, fun, and exciting sessions to inspire confidence and promote success in the game of rugby. Players will receive technical coaching to build their skills and will be put into a wide variety of activities and game-like situations to enhance their decision-making ability.  The sessions will aim to develop advanced rugby skills critical to building team defence and attack.

Skills to Support Principles of Attack 

Players will build pass, catch, and handling skills as well individual running and evasion skills in order to contribute to team attack going forward and applying pressure. Individual and group rucking and mauling skills will be developed to help aid team continuity and maintenance of possession. Kicking skills will be advanced in order to apply pressure and control territory. Players will go through a wide variety of activities in order to make decisions on how to best support the attack.

Skills to Support Principles of Defence

Players will develop tackling and counter rucking skills in order to help apply pressure, contest possession, and deny territorial gain. Players will be exposed to a wide variety of activities in order to make decisions to best organize and support the team defence. Techniques and strategies to create turnovers will also be developed through game-like situations.

Details:

  • Open to boys and girls entering Grades 10, 11 or 12 in 2020 (and/or birth years 2003, 2004 & 2005)
  • Open to members and non-members
  • 3 days Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30am-12:30 pm at the Crusaders Club/Clubhouse
  • Cost: $100+HST for members$175+HST for non-members (including the separate purchase of a $75 temporary membership for insurance purposes)
  • Lead coach: Don Kroes (Crusaders U14 coach, NCCP Level 2, High School Physical Education Teacher, former Crusaders Senior Men and Brock University player)

Membership Requirements:

Participation in theses programs requires a Mini or Junior active membership with the club. Membership options are available for individuals who wish to participate in these camps only.