Under-11 rugby offers non-contact and intro-to-contact (for 10-year-old kids) on smaller fields; the emphasis is on team play, and having fun. We teach the basic rules of the game, how to be a safe player, and how to behave as a respectable team member. Flag rugby, a non-contact and coed form of the game, is played at this age. The introduction-to-contact program is focused on helping kids to understand how to play safely in a controlled sporting environment when some contact is made between players, and to prepare players for progressing into the modified contact game play in order age groups. Teams may be co-ed or split into boys and girls depending on the number of players. Click here to view age grade law variations for Under 11
At the under-11 age, youth transition from the FUNdamentals to the Learn-to-Train stage of
physical literacy, as defined by the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L). In addition to fundamental
movement skills (agility, balance, coordination), we begin to place more emphasis on rugbyspecific
Our sessions start mid to mid May weather depending outdoors at Lynn Davies Rugby Park
Our summer season starts in early May at Ellerslie Rugby Park (11004 Ellerslie Rd SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 1A2). On Saturday mornings games are played in a jamboree style league with other Edmonton clubs each Saturday. The jamboree’s run from 10.00 to 1:00 each Saturday from early May to late July.
Players can join the team at any point in the season.
Registration costs are outlined on our registration page here. Fees include registration with the Club, Rugby Alberta, and Rugby Canada, as well as associated insurance. Fees also include, spring & summer practices, and all jamborees.
For those in need, financial assistance is available through sportlomo. We are committed to
ensuring that the sport is financially accessible to all youth.
We believe in promoting and enforcing safety throughout every aspect of the program.
Rugby is a physical sport that does involve contact when players are old enough (over 10). Our club believes in preparing kids from an early age to be smart, strong players. Coaches will spend significant time teaching the players how to correctly tackle and be tackled in order to progress to safe and controlled contact games.
Strathcona Druids RFC takes the safety of our players seriously on and off the field. Our coaches are screened through background checks and vulnerable sector screening program managed by the Edmonton Police Service, which is consistent with other kids' programs. The coaching staff review safety measures and work together to ensure that player safety is paramount. Coaches are trained and registered according to the World Rugby Passport program, which is complimented by Rugby Canada and Rugby Alberta's programs. Learn more about World Rugby's Rugby Ready program here.
Players are encouraged - and at times pushed - to excel, but always with an emphasis on positive reinforcement. We believe that a healthy mind helps promote a healthy body.