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Download resources such as the Rookie Rugby Resource, marketing materials, and more!
Get in touch with your local Rookie Rugby Representative who can provide training and support, additional resources, and advice on starting rugby in your club.
Rookie Rugby kits provide you with everything you need for your classroom’s rugby sessions. Get rugby balls, flag belts, and cones from the official Rookie Rugby store.
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Rookie Rugby is the newest activity found in P.E. classes across Canada. Rugby Canada has developed school-specific resources to help all physical educators implement the program with ease. The game is easy to teach and fun to learn.
Canada’s Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
Rookie Rugby is perfect for a wide range of ages and abilities, consisting of skills and games appropriate for all levels of the LTAD pathway. The three primary levels that are targeted are the Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train because they aim to develop the foundation of skills for individuals preparing to be active later in life. Rookie Rugby targets these levels to develop the basic skills needed for athletes preparing to play rugby throughout their lives.
Canada’s Sport for Life vision is to help Canadians achieve excellence in sport and remain healthy through physical literacy. Physical literacy is making sure that individuals have the competence, confidence, and motivation to be active. Rookie Rugby strives to include physical literacy components within each game and activity. These fundamental movements will help participants develop the competence, confidence, and motivation to continue playing rugby and remain active throughout their lives. Major movements and skills that participants can expect to master while playing Rookie Rugby are running, catching, throwing, jumping, pushing and pulling, agility, balance and stability, coordination, and speed.