Barbarians Youth Rugby Club based in Wrentham, MA is dedicated to growing rugby by providing instruction to boys and girls from all of the surrounding towns in MA and RI. We play our competitive seasons in the summer and have skills-training sessions in the spring and fall.
Come and try out one of the fastest growing sports in America. Our spring and fall seasons are perfect times for players new to the game to come and experience a fast moving, true team sport where everyone gets to participate and everyone plays a part.
Spring season 2018 starts April 8th for flag and middle school and runs for 5 weeks and will be largely skills training. The summer season starts on June 18th and culminates at the Bay State Games at the end of July. Any player registering for the spring season is automatically registered for the summer season.
High school training and competition starts May 6th. Please contact us with any questions.
The main focus at this age is to be safe and HAVE FUN! While our youngest players do not compete against other teams, they begin to learn skills early.
This includes ball handling, evasion, playing as a team, but most importantly, having fun.
All of our players are involved in games, relays, and stay active and engaged.
There are two age brackets for our Flag Rugby team: 3rd and 4th grade, and 5th and 6th grade. We often train these groups together.
We begin to see true team work and rugby skills developing early in our flag players as they build on the skills learned on our kindergarten - 2nd grade squad.
In middle school, our players are introduced to contact rugby. Our high school players play full contact with contested scrums. We take a methodical and thorough approach in introducing the skills needed to tackle and be tackled safely.
At this age our players compete against teams such as the Boston Irish Wolfhounds, South Shore Sharks, North Shore Rugby, and Newport Rugby.
The level of rugby that we see at this age across all of our opponents is pretty impressive. While we strive to play competitive rugby every time we take the pitch, our primary goal remains safety, and ensuring our players enjoy the game.