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Summer Touch Rugby - Adult

May 2, 2018

  

 

 

Summer touch rugby is back for 2018 two different days a week and in two different formats.  Both will take place in City Park at the Harrison & Marconi Field. 

 

Tuesday Nights - Classic Touch

  • Union rules (not FIT touch), unlimited downs, two hand touch, etc.

  • Ages 13+

  • Free play on Tuesday May 1 and 8.  Pay to play starting on May 15

  • Be at Harrison/Marconi field at 600pm.  Circle up and number off teams at 615pm.

  • Fees:  $5 CIPP fee for the summer (more info to come on this).  Bring $2 at each session that you come to in order to chip in for field costs

  • No league jersey this year.  Bring a light color shirt and a dark color shirt each night so that it is clear who is on each team.

  • Pick teams by numbering off in a circle each night -- just show up when you can, no commitment

Wednesday Nights - FIT Touch Adult (6:15-7:00) and Youth (5:30-6:15)

First Session May 23 - June 27

Second Session July 18 - Aug 22

PLAY NOLA Registration Required - http://www.playnola.com/leagues

 

The Game: 

  • The game is played by 2 teams of 6 players. 

  • Points are scored by placing the ball in the end zone. We call this scoring a “Try”. 

  • To get the ball to the end zone, you must pass backwards only (sorry aspiring quarterbacks!). The ball is progressed by running it forward. 

  • Tackling is very similar to flag football; a defender must “tag” the offense. In the event of a tackle, the defense must back up 5m from the ball while the offence places the ball on the ground and a teammate picks it up to continue play. If the defense does not back up the full 5m before the next tag, a penalty will be called.  On the 6th tag, possession is turned over to the defense. 

  • Dropping the ball, accidentally passing forward or any other infringement of the rules results in a change of possession. 

  • Games are 45 minutes long; 20 minute halves and 5 minute half time. 

  • The league is a round robin style with matches every Wednesday. Teams can expect to play every Wednesday of the season. There will be at least 2 games played per week.

  • Team with the most points at the end of the season, wins.

  • Team check in is at 15 minutes prior to kickoff. Youth league kickoff at 5:30p followed by adult league at 6:15pm and 7:00pm.

  • Teams must have enough players to put a team of 6 on the field.

 

The Teams:

  • Teams must consist of between 6 and 12 players. You must have a minimum of 2 females on a team.

  • Youth teams will be split up at the beginning of each match.

  • Each team must have 6 players on the field at a time, 1 of which must be a lady. 

  • The league will provide uniforms for all players and each team captain will receive a touch rugby ball. 

 

Fee Includes: 

  • 6 regular season games 

  • Team t-shirts 

  • Facility rental, field markings, and equipment 

  • 1 referee/monitor per game 

  • League administration and customer service 

  • Prizes for league champions 

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