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.
Fall practices begin in mid-Sept. and continue through early November, followed by our annual Rudy Kelly Alumni Game. 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. Winter Indoor practice sessions start in early December and continue through late February. 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 2015 Jersey Cup Invitational takes place Saturday, March 28 from 9 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday, March 29 from 9 am to 1 pm. The tournament includes U18, as well as U16, U14 and U12 Boys and Girls youth tackle teams. This is a 15s rugby tournament.
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
Morris Rugby made it through the first phase of competition for the AIG Rugby Safety Awards 2014..… then hit the wall. We had only 32 megabits to create a fun, upbeat message. Our player profiles look mighty fine.
Sunday October 19th we will be holding a benefit to help one of our own! Morris rugby player Demi-Lee, a student at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, is in need of critical chemotherapy treatment for CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy), an immune disorder affecting the nervous system.
The NJ Blaze Boys College Side and High School Sides played some fast-paced rugby and had a great showing at Surfside 2014.
NJ Rugby, the governing body for youth rugby in New Jersey, held an awards reception June 24 at the amphitheatre in Morristown Memorial Hospital. Honorees included the CRC NJ Blaze Boys & Champion Girls Team, the RAST (Regional All Star Teams) and All State Players.
Request for Funds
To request funds over $500, complete the online request for funds form.