Caboolture Rugby follows the Rugby AU Junior Rugby Player Pathway employing modified versions of the game with subtle changes and inclusions as players develop, from U4/5 development through to U13+ competition rules and games.
Little Snakes - U4/5 Development Squad
As the first introduction to the game, our Little Snakes program is designed to give 4 and 5 year olds an opportunity to find their feet, their hands and their voice through variety of gross motor skills. Running, Kicking, Jumping, Catching and Passing are all vital parts of a child’s development. The Development Squad is a training only team. Caboolture Rugby is proud to have one of the best programs on offer for this age group.
U6 and U7's Rugby
As the first introduction to the game, U6-7 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. U6-7s is played on a smaller field and with only 7 players.
U8 and U9's Rugby
U8-9 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. U8-9’s is played on a smaller field with 7 (U8) and 10 (U9) players in each team.
U10, U11 and U12's Rugby
U10-12 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. U10-12 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 World Rugby including, Under 19 and 7 Aside variations, together with all by-laws and directives of both Rugby AU, QRU, and BJRU including World Rugby Under 19 variations and Australian Under 19 variations.