Morris U16-U18 Boys
Morris Rugby Football Club sponsors a Boys U16/U18 High School rugby program. If you haven’t tried playing rugby yet, now is the time! The program is run as a full contact sports activity with matches scheduled against other local community and single school programs, as part of the NJ State Based Rugby Organization (SBRO). We also enter into 2 or 3 tournaments during the season to introduce players to teams from outside the local area.
The program is intended for high school aged students, grades 9-12, 14 to 18 yrs of age. Training sessions are designed to develop the skills necessary to succeed at this exciting sport, focusing on fitness, running, passing and the strategic elements required to ensure a fundamental knowledge of the game. It will also ensure players are properly prepared if they express interest in continuing their rugby playing careers into college and beyond.
Spring practices starting in early March, continue until early June. All outdoor training sessions are held in front of Mennen Arena in Morristown, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8 PM. Fall and Spring league and non-league matches will be played on Sundays. USARFU Certified rugby coaches from the Morris Rugby Club make up the coaching staff.
Club Program Fees
There is a $380 application fee for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons, $330 for Winter and Fall only, and $100 for Fall only. Winter and Spring Fees include the cost of both USA and Morris Rugby membership, tournament entry fees, shorts, socks, indoor training, bus transport to away games, team t-shirt and hostings. Team Jerseys are provided by the club for matches. Payment options are available online and an application form is available for download.
Bring for Training
Mouth guard (required for all training and matches), water, sneakers/trainers, rugby boots or equivalent, proper dress for the weather.
Mandatory Medical Forms Posted Below
In preparation for the upcoming season, players/families will need to complete the following forms (each of which is posted below):
- USA Rugby Medical Questionnaire
- NJSBRO Concussion Info Form
- Baseline Concussion Testing Instructions
These forms will be kept on the sideline for use by the Athletic Trainers or Medical Personnel in case of player injury.
It is required for all members of the U16/U18 Boys team to have a copy of the player's school or other photo ID on the sideline in case the age of the player is contested.
For more information, contact
Team Manager – John Sutherland
The U18 and U16 boys traveled to Fairfield Ct this weekend to take on Fairfield College Preparatory School. The first game was the U18s. Morris got off to a slow start against a fast and bigger Fairfield. But the boys fought back to make it a 28-10 game at the half.
Gibby's Day is 6/11/2016
Veteran's Memorial Park, Zeek Rd. Field, Denville
Congrats to the Morris Lions!
Congrats to the Morris Lions!
This event has been canceled. The 2015 Jersey Cup Invitational was to take place Saturday, March 28 then Sunday, March 29.
Rugby NJ Championship Day
Sunday June 7, 2015 Caven Point, Jersey City
College Night, presented by Rugby NJ, takes place April 12, 2015 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Delbarton High School's Fine Arts Center.
End of Season BBQ at Fireman Dean's Property in Flanders.
Gibby Scholarship BBQ and Match at Zeek Field Denville.
U16/U18 boys indoor training takes place on Thursdays through Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Centercourt Athletic Club of Mount Olive, 184 Flanders Netcong Rd., Flanders 07836
Request for Funds
To request funds over $250, complete the online request for funds form.