Tackle / Intro to Tackle

PAC at Frederick Freshman Tournament 2013

PAC at Frederick Freshman Tournament 2013

Over the past 3 years the PAC Youth program has introduced a u13 / u15 tackle program to the tag players and graduating players. In addition, we have offered U17 and U19 summer 7s for our former youth players and area high school players who are seeking an opportunity to continue building skills and have some summer fun.

This program is intended to augment the tag program or act as a continuation of a spring rugby season for high school players. The U13/U15 program will be an introduction of the contact elements of rugby for new comers to the contact game, and a way to hone and develop skills for those coming off a spring rugby season.  For those new to the contact elements, it is geared toward preparing them for high school or U19 club rugby as they age out of the tag rugby competition.

The contact practices will typically be once per week, with players being expected to participate in at least one non-contact practices as well.  The ball handling, decision skills and game awareness development incorporated into the non-contact practices are directly applicable to the contact version of the sport.  In fact, players at this age would be served well by attending all practices.

In addition to the practice work, and small sided games, the goal each summer is to also incorporate a few live scrimmages against other u13 & u15tackle programs in the area.  The u17s and U19s will play in area 7s tournaments as there is interest.

Please note all players MUST have a mouthpiece and be registered with USA Rugby for contact practice and games.