Frequently Asked Questions

Does my son/daughter need to have previous experience playing Rugby to join?

As a parent, what do I need to know

What does my registration cover?

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For practices, you can stay and be a spectator. For practices and games parents should pack/bring the following;
  • Water *summer especially and preferrably cold/with ice for children
  • Outdoor shade cover; speak to other parents as usually two is sufficient for the team to sit under when not playing during the summer to provide relief from the sun and heat.
  • Snacks (for you and your son/daughter/children
  • Camping chair
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Camera if you want pictures and we're always happy to post them with your permission
  • Have fun and cheer your team on!
Your son/daughter does not require any previous experience playing Rugby. Our coaches do a great job covering basics with all ages and the team members are all about inclusivity!

Updates/schedules/events

What equipement do I need to purchase for my son/daughter to play?

  • Coaches will be emailing parents about the playing and practice schedules for their team.
  • The Director of Communications will put notifications up on the Glads Twitter feed, Facebook page, and Instagram about practices, upcoming events and some news. 
  • Our website has a calendar of events and in the specific team pages you will find a calendar for that particular teams practices and games.
  • There is also a special News Alert on the home page should a practice or game be cancelled. 
  • Join us on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page for quick and up-to-the minute updates (icons above).
  • Indoor running shoes for indoor training
  • Outdoor running shoes for outdoor training
  • Cleats for outoodr games (Walmart/Canadian Tire sell soccer cleats, no need for expensive shoes)
  • Mouth guards (they do tend to lose them so buying a couple is a good idea, and again, Walmart or Canadian Tire between $4-6)
  • Compression shorts to wear under shorts 
  • Shorts. Please make sure there are no zippers or clips on the shorts.
  • T-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Long hair must be tied up
  • Earrings and any other jewelry must be removed or taped.
  • If you require any medications; asthma pump, insulin, Epi pens, etc...,please don't forget to bring it and advise your coach that you have medical needs.
 

How safe is Rugby?

  • Children play coed Flag Rugby up to the age of 12 years old. As of the age of 13, they then start to learn contact Rugby. 
  • Every year the club puts on a concussion clinic for all players and must be attended by all. Contact rugby is not practiced until this is covered.
  • Our coaches teach the proper and safe way to tackle and to receive a tackle. They also cover safety on the field should someone be injured and what the protocol is during play.
  • It is also mandetory by the league to have a physiotherapist at all games to ensure that first aid can be administered should a child get injured.
  • Players are not allowed to play in a game if they do not have the proper attire.