Caboolture Rugby follows the ARU Junior Rugby Player Pathway employing the Walla Rugby form of the game for U6 and U7′s; the Mini Rugby form for U8 and U9′s then Midi Rugby form for U10, U11 and U12′s.
Walla Rugby for U6 and U7's
As the first introduction to the game, Walla Rugby is played on a modified field to cater for the young age group, ensuring that each player will experience maximum involvement. It is a simple, non-tackling introduction to the game. It has been designed to focus on the game principles of Possession, Go Forward and Pressure; the individual skills of Passing and Receiving, Running and Evasion; and tagging; as well as the game elements of Ball take, Scrum and Lineout. Walla is player on a smaller field and with only 7 players.
Mini Rugby for U8 and U9's
Mini Rugby continues the theme of free-flowing running and passing Rugby action. However most importantly it introduces the young player to the contact elements of the game. It has been designed to teach the Game principles of Possession, Go Forward and Pressure with greater emphasis on the tactical principle of Support. It also teaches the individual skills of Passing and Receiving; Running and Evasion; Contact; Kicking and Tackling; as well as the game elements of Ruck, Maul, Scrum and Lineout. Mini is played on a smaller field with 10 players in each team.
Midi Rugby for U10, U11 and U12's
Midi rugby is the stepping-stone to the full game. It is played between twelve or fifteen players on a standard size field, with more elements of the Under 19 game being introduced. It has been designed to teach the Game principles of Possession, Go Forward, Pressure, and Support with greater emphasis on the principle of Continuity. It also teaches the individual skills of Passing and Receiving; Running and Evasion; Contact; Kicking and Tackling; as well as the game elements of Ruck, Maul, Scrum and Lineout. Midi rugby is the final modified game before players reach U19 laws at 13 years of age.
U19 rules: 13 - 19 yrs
Full side, full field – Under 19 rules. Matches in the Unions competitions for Under 13 and above, shall be played in accordance with the Laws of the Game of Rugby Football and the rulings thereon, as published by the IRB including, Under 19 and 7 Aside variations, together with all by-laws and directives of both the ARU, QRU, QJRU and BJRU including IRB Under 19 variations and Australian Under 19 variations.