Our Mission Statement
We have discovered that once young players see full contact rugby they want to play that way and you cant keep them from it.....so we help them get there safely to enjoy playing the game!
Our philosophy at North Shore Rugby is to teach our young players contact rugby at an early age and to develop each player's confidence.....once they can tackle safely and with 'enthusiasm' a player's 'entire game' can explode in the many different areas of skill development from that point onward. Learning to play contact rugby at an early age is extremely important for player safety and this begins through 'muscle memory' so our focus is on the details of correct tackling techniques for thirty minutes at every single practice, Spring and Fall. We build our players from there and this sets us apart!
Our Very Own Rugby Field Located in Salem, MA
After years of searching, we finally have a rugby field we can call our own. Much activity over the coming season will be directed at raising funds for posts and equipment.
Check it out! Palmer Cove Rugby Field
Register for North Shore Youth RFC - Trailblazers and North Shore Youth RFC - Varsity Colts at www.myrugby.org This is mandatory and registers players with the national USA Rugby Football Union so that players are insured to participate in rugby from August 2014 until August 2015ATTENTION:
- Players 8-14yrs register with North Shore Youth RFC Trailblazers 2014-2015
- Players Varsity Colts register with newly created: North Shore Youth RFC U19 2014-2015
The age overlap is to allow for birth date cut-off at September 1st.
MYRO aligns with MIAA and uses the September 1st cutoff date for all contact programs. So a player would have to be under the age of 15 on September 1st....etc.
Please download and read the season flyer before registering and refer above for age appropriate registration.
We are looking to develop the rugby skills of current and new u15's and u17's in particular this Fall so they will be ready to make the step up to playing contact rugby in the Spring -Summer season. We are also recruiting u13's and younger to learn the basics of the game and have a team of registered coaches in place.
Once registered with the Trailblazers or Colts please sign up with Salem Recreation for the Fall program direct link at: www.salemrec.com
Please refer your friends and schoolmates to this website and our Facebook link.
2014 New England Challenge Cup
Delighted to report, and to have been a part as the head coach of the 2014 New England Challenge Cup winning team yesterday at Fort Devens. Our club captain, Zach Schutz represented North Shore Youth RFC as a starter on on the MYRO Some exceptional players on this team and three were selected to the All American camp.