Minis Rugby
U6-U9

Minis is for boys and girls aged 6 to 9. Competition playing Saturday morning across the Northern Beaches. 

U6 - U7 Minis tri-Tag rugby

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Our U6-U7 players compete in a mixed gender, non-contact “Tri-Tag” based game that focuses on ball handling and running skills. Similar to Touch Rugby, this 5-a-side game played on a quarter sized field is designed to combine basic skills with Rugby Union concepts in a fun environment, suitable for both boys and girls. 

Tri-Tag is played with 3 tags around the waist.

U6 – 5 players on the field with 2-3 subs (8 players per team)
U7 – 7 players on the field with 2-3 subs (10 players per team)

In the final month of U7 we transition children safely into tackle with practice at training and games.

There are 2 away gala games during the season where we will be play outside of the Northern Beaches.

Registration is available online or via the Rugby Xplorer App.

Choose XVs Junior as the registration type.

Mini’s teams train weekly on Friday afternoons at Bantry Bay Reserve and play in non-competition games. These games are run jointly by Manly and Warringah Rugby Unions.

 

Training:Friday Night 5pm – 5.45pm
Game Day:Saturday morning 8am – 12pm
Length of Play:2 x 15min halves of tag rugby.
Ground Size:1/4 field.
Number of Players:7 players on the field plus 2-3 subs. Aim for 10 players per team.
Ball Size:Size 2
Tackle:

No, Tri-Tag Rugby only.

The game uses a three-tag stretchable tagging system. There is one tag on each side of the shorts as well as a tag on the back.

An attacking player’s progress can only be halted by removing one or both of their side tags.

When this occurs, the player who had their side tag(s) removed places the ball on the ground behind them, however they choose.

Scrum:No scrum, tap restart.
Training:Friday Night 5pm – 5.45pm
Game Day:Saturday morning 8am – 12pm
Length of Play:2 x 15min halves of tag rugby.
Ground Size:1/4 field.
Number of Players:7 players on the field plus 2-3 subs. Aim for 10 players per team.
Ball Size:Size 2
Tackle:

No tackle until the last 4 weeks.  Tri Tag Rugby.

The game uses a three-tag stretchable tagging system. There is one tag on each side of the shorts as well as a tag on the back.

An attacking player’s progress can only be halted by removing one or both of their side tags.

When this occurs, the player who had their side tag(s) removed places the ball on the ground behind them, however they choose.

Last 4 weeks games will involve tackling.

Scrum:No scrum, tap restart.

U8 - U9 Minis Rugby

Contact our Minis VP

If you have any questions please contact our team:

Minis teams train weekly on Friday evenings at Bantry Bay Reserve and play in non-competition games. These games are run jointly by Manly and Warringah Rugby Unions.

There are 2 away gala games during the season where we will be play outside of the Northern Beaches.

As the children’s skills levels progress the more technical approach there is to the game, with the U8 and U9 teams being introduced to scrums, tackling and line-outs and the game is played on a half size field. At U9 level there is an increase in the number of players to 10 per side.

U8s and U9s follow the Rugby Australia pathway rules and continuing to play on the Northern Beaches against Manly Village and Warringah Village clubs.

U8 – 7 players on the field with 2-3 subs. Aim for 10 players per team.

U9 – 10 players on the field with 3-4 subs. Aim for a team of 13-14 players.

Registration is available online or via the Rugby Xplorer App. Choose XVs Juniors as the registration type.

 

Training:Friday Night 5.45pm – 6.30pm
Game Day:Saturday morning 8am – 12pm
Length of Play:2 x 15min halves.
Ground Size:1/2 field.
Number of Players:7 players on the field plus 2-3 subs. Aim for 10 players per team.
Ball Size:Size 3
Tackle:Yes, must be below shoulder height, no fending to the face or head allowed.
Scrum:Uncontested: 3 players from each team, no pushing.
Training:Friday Night 5.45pm – 6.30pm
Game Day:Saturday morning 8am – 12pm
Length of Play:2 x 20min halves.
Ground Size:1/2 field.
Number of Players:10 players on the field plus 3-4 subs. Aim for a team of 13-14 players.
Ball Size:Size 3
Tackle:Yes, must be below shoulder height, no fending to the face or head allowed.
Scrum:Uncontested: 5 players from each team, no pushing.

minis key dates

Key Dates:
Our key dates are listed in the event calendar. This will include further information for:

minis Training

Friday Night Training – Bantry Bay Oval
We will confirm the teams and the initial draw for the first couple of games as soon as we have confirmation.

If you played in a team last year, they will automatically stay in the same team unless any requests come in.

If you are new to the Raiders, we aim to group kids with kids from the same school where ever possible or if they have any friends playing please let me know.

Coaches/Managers

Looking to coach or manage a team?
If you would like to coach, manage a team or be the age co-ordinator. Please register as a volunteer on Rugby Xplorer and fill out one of the forms below. There will also be a Coaches and Managers Briefing session before the beginning of the session. View our events page for more details.
Finally, below you will find links to a summary document that shows the learning path for Minis, and will give you an idea of the new aspects of rugby your child will be learning this season.  We have also included the full Pathway rules for your information.

registrations
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Register now for: Get Into Rugby Term 1, Minis and Juniors Rugby, Girls Rugby.

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