Silicon Valley Rugby Football Club Teams
2019-2020 Junior Youth Schedule
December 21 - preseason scrimmage @ Marin
January 5th - @ San Francisco Golden Gate
January 11th - @ Leland High School
January 19th - @ Lamorinda (Orinda)
January 25th - Home vs Pleasanton
February 1st - @ Pleasanton
February 8th - @ Danville
February 15th - BYE WEEK (possible club activity)
February 22nd - @ TBD
February 29th - Home Matches
March 7th - Age Group Jamborees (James Logan HS, Unin City), Middle School @Danville
March 14th - Middle School Tournament (TBD)
Under age 8 (U8): Players are under 8 as of August 31. Boys and girls learn the fundamentals of rugby, passing, evasion, and defensive positioning through the safe game of flag rugby (Rookie Rugby). Under 8s play with 5 to 7 players on the field.
U10: Players are under 10 as of August 31st. SVRFC safely introduces the fundamentals of contact rugby to boys and girls. Ruggers begin tackling, and rucking (contesting the ball at open play tackles). Under 10s play with 10 players on the field (3 "forwards" and 7 "backs"). Scrums are uncontested for U10 Rugby. There are no "line-outs", (throw-ins). A free kick is awarded when the ball goes "into touch", (out of bounds).
U12: Players are under 12 as of August 31. SVRFC continues to develop boys and girls into young athletes introducing the uncontested 5 man scrum, and contested line outs (without lifting). Under 12s play with 12 players on the field, (5 forwards and 7 backs).
Middle School Rugby Open to players that are in grades 6, 7, or 8, (ages 12-14). SVRFC coaches will introduce the game of Rugby 15s to middle schoolers (8 forwards and 7 backs). Scrums and line outs (with lifting) are contested.
Winter Rugby Season:
- Junior Youth Rugby U8/U10/U12 and Middle School: November-March (matches January-March)
- High School Rugby: November-April (matches February-April)
- Open to Under 10 through High School
- Season runs from late May through July (4-5 tournaments played in June and July).
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