U15 Regional Development Program

ONTARIO JUNIOR BLUES - U15 REGIONAL JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OVERVIEW


Rugby Ontario is pleased to provide further information on the 2014 Under-15 Male Regional Development Program.


STRUCTURE

There will be six regional teams across the province. Each team will consist of 25 players.
 

                               EAST                                                         WEST             

R1 – EASTERN

 

R4 – NORTHERN

R2 – CENTRAL

 

R5 – SOUTHERN

R3 – TORONTO

 

 R6 – WESTERN

 

Each team will have 8 sessions: 

-  five (5) skill development sessions

-  two (2) regional festival days

-  one (1) provincial festival day

As there is no Rugby Ontario U14 Program in 2014, U14 players will also be considered for this program.


Regional Festival Days (September 13 and October 4)

On the two regional festival days, the six teams will be divided into two groups (East and West). The three teams from the East will play in one regional festival and the three in the West will play in another festival. The matches will be played at a central venue for those three regions.


Provincial Festival Day (October 25)

On the Provincial Festival Day, all six teams will come together and play in an all-day festival.  They will be playing the teams from the regions they had not seen all year. 

The focus of the festivals will be to evaluate the development of the athletes, from the skill sessions in a game situation. There will not be any regional champion crowned or medals awarded.


WHEN

The program will commence in the last week of August. The regional skill development sessions are flexible to each team to be conducted at a time during that week most suitable to the other rugby activities in that region.

The program is:

Week #1
(start 23 Aug) - Skill development session (day varies by region)
Off Week (start 30 Aug) - No session (Labour Day long weekend)
Week #2 (start 6 Sep) - Skill development session (day varies by region)
Week #3 (Sat 13 Sep) - Regional Festivals (2 Festivals East & West)
Week #4 (start 20 Sep) - Skill development session (day varies by region)
Week #5 (start 27 Sep) - Skill development session (day varies by region)
Week #6 (Sat 4 Oct) - Regional Festivals (2 Festivals East & West)
Off week (start 12 Oct) - No session (Thanksgiving long weekend)
Week #7 (start 19 Oct) - Skill development session (day varies by region)
Week #8 (Sat 25 Oct) - Provincial Festival


COACHES

The coaches and their contact details are:

Eastern - Brent Smith (
brentstephensmith@gmail.com)
Central - Kyle Henderson (shapeupwithkyle@yahoo.ca)
Toronto - Paul Myers (mp_myers@sympatico.ca)
Northern - Brandon Sadler (b_kirkwood27@hotmail.com)
Southern - Mike Sutherland (mr.sutherl@hotmail.com)
Western - Owen Smith (smitho8@hotmail.com)


COST

The cost of the program for selected players will be $300. This includes team uniforms.

TEAM SELECTION

Athletes for this program will be identified throughout the summer while playing with their club team. Club coaches may be contacted to seek their input on potential players from their club. If necessary, in some regions, the first skill session maybe also be used as a trial to finalize the team.


REGIONAL BREAKDOWN

Please note the regional teams are not based on Branch Union membership but rather on trying as much as possible to create even teams based on general geographic location.

The regional breakdown by club (based on clubs having players registered in the U15 and U14 age groups) is as follows:


REGION 1       EASTERN  
 

Barrhaven Scottish

Bytown Blues

Ottawa Indians

Ottawa Irish

Kingston Panthers

Brockville Privateers

 

REGION 2       CENTRAL

Ajax Wanderers

Brock

Lindsay

Cobourg Saxons

Belleville Bulldogs

Oshawa Vikings

Peterborough Pagans

 

REGION 3       TORONTO

Balmy Beach

Toronto Dragons

Toronto Nomads

Toronto Buccaneers

Toronto City

Toronto Saracens

Toronto Scottish

 

REGION 4       NORTHERN

Aurora Barbarians

Barrie

Georgian Bay Titans

Vaughan Yeomen

Brampton

Markham Irish

 

REGION 5       SOUTHERN

Mississauga Blues

Burlington Centaurs

Stoney Creek

Hamilton Hornets

Oakville Crusaders

 

REGION 6       WESTERN

Brantford Harlequins

Guelph Redcoats

Bruce County

North Halton

Highland Rugby Club (Fergus)

London St. George's

Stratford Black Swans

Waterloo County Rugby

Wilmot County

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

The days and venues for each of the regional skill development sessions and the venues for the Festival Days, will be announced in the near future.

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