Bayside Mini Rugby

Bayside Mini Rugby
Kindergarten-Grade 7’s
Non-Contact Flag for Kindergarten-Grade 3

Season Opening Day Sunday January 28th, 2018
9:30-10:30am SSAP Fields 1 & 2 (Rugby Fields)
We invite you to…
TRY RUGBY

Free to try…Sunday January 28 9:30-10:30am SSAP Fields 1&2
No registration required when attending Try Rugby Day for free…

Registration Instructions: KG-GRD 7 – Boys & Girls
Note:
For Try Rugby Day; registration is not required. Simply arrive at the field and there will be volunteers to show you where to go.

To Register for Mini Rugby: Click this  link to register: Register Here

  • Go to http://reg.sportlomo.com/rugbycanada
  • Select BC as the province
  • Click on Bayside
  • Register on Sportlomo
  • Once registered, a Red “Bayside – Select Your Memberships” page should come up, which shows (1) Senior Player; (2) Full Time Student & U23 Player; (3) Junior Players by age;(4) Minis; and (5) Separate categories for Coaches, Managers, Medical Staff and Board members
  • Choose the appropriate category
  • Follow the on-screen instructions

Bayside Mini Rugby Program OverviewBayside Rugby players

Our Objectives: To create a fun & safe environment in which Boys and Girls from Kindergarten to Grade 7 learn the basic and fundamental skills of rugby in preparation for high school rugby.

Bayside Mini-Rugby’s Goal: To offer the KG – GRADE 7 Girls and Boys of the Semiahmoo Peninsula the opportunity to play a fast-flowing and exciting brand of rugby in a fun and safe environment. Non-Contact Flag game is played for Grades K-3. Bayside’s brand of mini-rugby combines the skill and flair of the universally acclaimed seven-a-side rugby model for the older mini age levels with the innovative, safe , non-contact Flag Rugby model for the younger mini age levels. Following the Long Term Athlete Development Program as outlined by Rugby Canada www.rugbycanada.ca, Bayside Mini Rugby provides your child the platform to maximize their potential as a rugby player whilst enhancing their overall athletic development to benefit all their other sports.

Registration (Regular 2018 Season January-June)

All KG-GR7 – Boys & Girls:  Register Online. Total cost for registration is $185. Note: Grade 7 kids – born in 2005 must select Junior U13 player when registering. Click this  link to register for Mini Rugby:  Register Here   Follow the instructions on screen.

  • Go to http://reg.sportlomo.com/rugbycanada
  • Select BC as the province
  • Click on Bayside
  • Register on Sportlomo
  • Once registered, a Red “Bayside – Select Your Memberships” page should come up, which shows (1) Senior Player; (2) Full Time Student & U23 Player; (3) Junior Players by age;(4) Minis; and (5) Separate categories for Coaches, Managers, Medical Staff and Board members
  • Choose the appropriate category for your Childs age.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions

Please contact Andrew Fiddis, Mini Rugby Director, at afiddis@shaw.ca  if you have any questions.

Player Equipment Requirements

  • Bayside Club provides each team with a set of game day jerseys that are returned to the club.
  • Each player will need to purchase club shorts and socks separately – club kit will be available field side for purchase.
  • Grades 4-7 players are required to have mouth guards during practices and games – no mouth guard no play.
  • Please ensure players have cleated footwear for grass fields (soccer cleats are good).

Game Schedule and Practice Times

We utilize Team Snap for all teams – All direct communication from the team manager and coaches comes through this medium to keep everyone informed. An outline of the years schedule and practice times for each team is posted to the right on this page. If you are on Mobile device please scroll down to bottom of page.

A View Into Rugby Culture

Rugby Related Website Links

BC Rugby Union (BCRU) : www.bcrugby.com
BCRU Youth Rugby Manual:  http://www.bcrugby.com/web-coach-and-ref/youth-manual
Rugby Canada: www.rugbycanada.ca
International Rugby Board (IRB): www.worldrugby.org
World Sevens Series: www.worldrugby.org/sevens-series/
Rugby World Cup: www.rugbyworldcup.comlympics 2016 Riowww.rio2016.com/en/the-games/olympic/sports/rugby

Field Locations

Click link to view Bayside Field Map at South Surrey Athletic Park as well as Lower Mainland Rugby Club field addresses…Field Locations

Adopt a Shark: Bayside Mini Rugby

Bayside Rugby Club’s goal has always been to make rugby the affordable sport for families both in and around our community. 2010 marked a major step forward in realizing that goal with the creation of our “Adopt-A-Shark Program”. If you are aware of a family that would like to participate in Rugby but are unable to financially please contact Bayside Mini Director directly for more information on how we may be of assistance.

Echoing the same values as “The Right To Play” program (www.righttoplay.com), Bayside Rugby Club intends to create a healthier and safer community through the power of sport and play. Bayside therefore invites individuals, families, businesses, local clubs and associations to “Adopt-A-Shark” by sponsoring less fortunate children to come to Bayside and be part of the great game of rugby.

If you are interested in “Adopting-A-Shark”, please feel free to contact our Club Executive through the Club Secretary at Secretary@BaysideRFC.com . A sponsorship amount of $250 per child will cover the child’s Bayside club dues, their insurance with The BCRU, as well as their kit which will include a Bayside team jersey, shorts, socks, mouth guard and cleats.

All eligible boys and girls from Kindergarten to Grade 12 from within or outside of our community are welcome. We are targeting children who cannot afford to play organized team sports and for whom rugby could be a much needed outlet to channel their energy in a positive manner, thus enhancing their own lives and creating a healthier community.

All we ask from them and their parents is a willingness to commit to games and practices for the course of the mini or junior season.

Success

Codes of Conduct: Players / Parents

Bayside Athletic Association PLAYER Code of Conduct:

  1. I pledge to have and show a positive attitude and be responsible during my participation in Bayside Athletic Association by abiding by the following codes of conduct:
  2. I will practice and encourage good sportsmanship with all players, coaches, game officials and parents at every game, practice and event.
  3. I realize that I have a responsibility as a member of a team sport and will do my best to support the team throughout the season. I will always try my best.
  4. I will attend every practice, game and team event that is possible and will give my coach reasonable notice prior to any practice, game or event, if I am unable to attend.
  5. I will do my best to listen and learn from my coaches. I will treat not only my coaches but also all coaches, players and game officials with respect and I will expect to be treated with respect in return.
  6. I will accept the decisions of coaches, team staff and officials without incident and will abide by the rules.
  7. If I disagree with a coaching or team staff decision I will speak to my parents who may act on my behalf or I will speak to the coach or team staff directly to express my views in a respectful manner.
  8. I deserve to have fun during my Rugby season and will alert parents or coaches if it stops being fun or an enjoyable experience.
  9. I deserve to play in an alcohol, drug and smoke free environment and expect all participants to respect my wishes.
  10. I will refrain from using drugs or alcohol prior to all games and practices.
  11. I will encourage my parents to be involved and support my team and me in some capacity, as it is important to me.
  12. I will always try to be on time for games and practices.
  13. I will remember that Rugby is an opportunity to learn and to have fun.
  14. I will agree to refrain from foul language, taunting, and talking disrespectfully.
  15. I will not accept or participate in bullying of any player physically, verbally and emotionally.
  16. I acknowledge that all persons and especially children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
  17. Failure to comply with the above may result in my temporary or permanent suspension of playing privileges.

Bayside Athletic Association PARENT/GUARDIAN Code of Conduct:

  1. I pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for our children participating in Bayside Athletic Association and all other children participating in the sport of Rugby.
  2. I will encourage good sportsmanship by supporting all players and applauding both teams.
  3. As a parent, I will be respectful to all players, coaches, game officials, parents and the public at large at all games, practices and events.
  4. I will encourage and teach our children to always treat all players, coaches, parents, fans and officials with respect.
  5. I will place the emotional well-being of all children ahead of any personal desire to win. We must always remember that the game and the experience is primarily for the children and secondarily for the adults.
  6. I will demand and respect a drug, alcohol and smoke-free environment for our children and all children participating in the sport of Rugby.
  7. I will encourage and teach team spirit and will endeavor to have my child attend all games, practices and team events relate to the Rugby Season.
  8. I will discuss any differences with coaches, fans and officials away and distant from all children in a calm and dignified manner. We understand that the coach is in charge and has the position of authority over the children during games, practices and events.
  9. I agree to follow club policies in regards to any disputes with coaches and officials.
  10. I will always remember to set an exemplary example in all respect of the Sport of Rugby for the children.
  11. I will not accept or participate in bullying of any player, coach, official or parent physically, verbally or emotionally.
  12. I acknowledge that the welfare of children and young people is, and must always be, the paramount consideration.
  13. I acknowledge that all persons and especially children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
  14. Failure to comply with the above may result in temporary or permanent removal from Bayside Athletic Association.

Bayside Athletic Association, Updated Nov 9, 2017

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