Youth

2017-2018 season practice resuming Monday September 18.
New players always welcome, boys and girls!
Co-ed players, ages 6 through 13, learn the fundamentals of the sport: teamwork, fitness, respect for the competition and having fun!

To register, complete the registration form and send it with payment:

You can either mail with a check made payable to Scottsdale Rugby, to 9102 E. Pershing Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85260.
Or fill-in electronically (Acrobat Reader Download needed, free) and Pay using the Paypal Donate/Payment button below.
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Contact:
Joël Borie
480.734.9847


2017-2018 Season
Practice will start September 18 and the season will go through March 2018.
Fall season going from mid-September through early December.  Spring season starts in early January and ends with games until late February, but is followed by several friendly games.

For the 2017-2018 season, 5 co-ed Rugby teams:
- U14 Tackle (ages 12 & 13), Coach Ron Dave Martin, ronalddavidmartin@gmail.com.  For games girls are grouped into girl teams at the league level.
- U14 Touch (ages 10 to 13), Coach Ron Dave Martin, ronalddavidmartin@gmail.com (looking for assistance, please volunteer)
- U12 Tackle (ages 10 & 11), Coaches Mike Ballentine, mjballentine32@gmail.com, and Elf  Thomas, welshrugby77@hotmail.com
- U10 Tackle (ages 8 & 9) and Touch (ages 6 to 9). Coach Fred Sanchez, cf-sanchez@live.fr
- U10 Touch (ages 6 to 9) and Touch (ages 6 to 9). Coach Ted Brandt, tedbrandt5@yahoo.com
There are weight ranges for Tackle players, and based on it players can play up or down from their age.  Tackle players when interested can join in Touch Rugby games (no extra cost).

Practice Mondays and/or Wednesdays nights
- U10 players from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
- U12 players from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
- U14 players from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Practice at Supai Middle school September to November, followed by Eldorado Park on 77th street North of Mc Dowell in December to March.  Players can attend either or all practices.  Practice locations subject to change per availability from the city, but to remain in the Southern half of Scottsdale.

Games are Saturday mornings, but during the pre-season there are also a few later afternoon games. 

Club Registration: 
Tackle & Touch: $30 for the 2017-2018 year (fall and spring seasons).  
Players can attend either or both seasons.  Registration opening early August

There is a mandatory registration with USA Rugby, which also provides insurance.  USA Rugby membership for 2017-2018 is $15 for Touch Rugby and $60 for Tackle Rugby.  USA Rugby registration also opening early September; instructions will be provided then.

Additional costs to consider:
+  Mouth guards mandatory for Tackle players.  Prices start at $3 in local sports stores.
+  Cleats are preferred to sneakers by most players.  Soccer cleats can be purchased at any store for prices starting at $20.  Donated ones available for free (email Joel Borie with required size to see if they are in stock).
+  Uniforms: our colors are Royal Blue shirt, white shorts and blue socks.
      Tackle coaches distribute team jerseys before games and recover them at the end.
      Touch players are not required to purchase a uniform; they can wear a royal blue t-shirt.
      However the following items are available for purchase:
        +  $25 for Jerseys (Royal blue with Wolf logo), available for players to own and proudly wear
            at games and school, and friends & family to show their support.
        +  $40 for Touch uniforms (Jersey + Touch rugby shorts & socks)
        +  Tackle players can purchase sturdy Tackle shorts for $20 and socks for $5. 
        +  Youth Rugby balls (size 4) available for $15


Scottsdale Wolves Youth Rugby Team History
The Scottsdale Wolves Youth team was started in 2008 as an extension of the Scottsdale Wolves High School program.  The Wolves were AZ U13 champions in 2011 and 2012, and went on to gain additional titles and honors as the league expanded into several divisions.  We are extremely proud to be the oldest, largest and most decorated Youth Rugby team in Arizona.
Even though we are proud of the trophies obtained through the years, our main focus is to offer affordable, fun and safe exposure to rugby to the largest number of players.  We ensure that all players, regardless of skills, experience or age get play time and coaching focus.  We also pride ourselves in a big family culture with parent and supporter involvement to cheer the teams, and family picnic and game days where parents get to mix and play with kids, to join into the rugby experience through friendly touch rugby games.
The team is open to all and enrollment is not limited to a school or school district.   The objective is to introduce boys and girls to rugby through the non-contact version of the sport.  We hope for our players to embrace the fun and values of this great sport, and continue practicing it through our High School program.  The Scottsdale Youth team is tightly integrated with the other Scottsdale Rugby teams (High School and men), sharing administrative support and other resources.



About the president
Joël Borie is a Frenchman who grew up in the French rugby culture and acquired an unconditional love for the sport.  He moved to Arizona in 1990 to obtain an MBA at ASU and later settled and raised a family in Scottsdale.  Joel Borie is a USA Rugby certified level 200 coach as well as a USA Rugby certified referee.  Joël has been a proud member of the Scottsdale Blues Rugby Football club since 2005 and has been coaching Youth Touch and Tackle rugby and then later U16/High School 7s rugby teams since 2009.


Partners

ASU Women RFC

City of Scottsdale Parks & Recreation