Rugby is a very exciting, free flowing and often spectacular game, but it is quite technical and requires the mastering of many different individual and unit skills. The Burnaby Lake Rugby Club’s youth program introduces the game to players gradually, teaching the skills and tactical concepts of Rugby, in a safe and fun manner. This introduction follows Rugby Canada’s Long-Term Rugby Development model.
Rugby Canada’s LTRD model consists of an 8-stage player development pathway beginning with an introduction to physical activity and sport through to elite participation in rugby. The model is structured around chronological age; however, its principles and specific content are based on a player’s developmental age.
In line with the LRTD model, youth rugby starts with mini rugby and progresses to age grade rugby. Follow the links to learn more about BLRC’s mini and age grade rugby programs.
Mini Rugby (Link)