The Rookie Rugby program provides clubs, schools, and community groups with all of the resources they need to develop a Rookie Rugby program: a complete games curriculum, a how-to program guidebook, promotional material, free instructor training, and inexpensive equipment:
An open-access online Rookie Rugby Games Curriculum on www.RookieRugby.ca. Each comprehensive printable Rookie Rugby game card includes the objective of the game, set-up information, LTAD stages, FMS, a step-by-step breakdown on how to play the game, as well as game progressions and coaching tips.
A complete Rookie Rugby How-To Guidebook, which includes an overview of the games, a breakdown of rules, and coaching tips for teachers, parents, and volunteers to help participants be successful on the field.
An array of Rookie Rugby Promotional Material including a promotional video, program flyers, and a presentation template which are easy to edit for your club’s use.
Rookie Rugby School Outreach Material is also available through Rugby Ontario. This material includes a Teacher Information Page, Rookie Rugby Educational Background document, and OPHEA rugby safety guidelines.
Free 90-min Rookie Rugby Instructor Training Sessions by Rugby Ontario Rookie Rugby Educators. Our Rookie Rugby Educators (seasoned rugby coaches) will demonstrate how to coach several Rookie Rugby games, provide a breakdown of fundamental rugby skills and simplified methods on how to coach them, and discuss possible adaptations to each game to allow different groups to participate inclusively.
A complete Rookie Rugby kit, which includes all the equipment needed to teach Rookie Rugby to a class of 30 students, including rugby balls, flag belts, cones, and a kit bag, is available for purchase on www.RookieRugby.ca for any schools needing equipment.
Selected clubs have access to a paid Canada Summer Jobs student through Rugby Ontario. This student, a young member of your club, spends their summer developing Rookie Rugby at your club and increasing participation opportunities at your local schools and community groups!