Scarborough Rugby Club Junior Section provides rugby coaching and matches for young men at the following age grades:-
In accordance with RFU requirements, Scarborough Rugby Club Youth Section operates a strict age control in all squads, and all members are registered with the RFU.
To qualify to represent an age grade a player must be under the specified age of that group as at 1st September, being the commencement date of that rugby season. Certain adequately developed players, with prior written parental consent, are permitted to play up one age grade only.
Training takes place between 10:00 and 12:30 on Sunday mornings and on designated weekday evenings between 18:15 and 20:30. The weekday evening training varies for different age grades and details will be made available in due course.
The Scarborough Rugby Club Youth Section is well-established and is committed to producing players who will remain in the game at local Club level, as well as those players who will go on to attain representation at higher levels including district, county, and regional levels.
Each season Coaches are appointed to specific age grades; each age grade has a Lead Coach supported by a number of Assistant Coaches. Often these coaches will remain with the age group from U13 through to the seniors. At Under 17's and Under 18's the squads enter the Colts system playing in the Yorkshire & East Yorkshire Leagues respectively. This is to help them prepare for the transition into adult rugby.
In exceptional circumstances and when a player reaches the age of 17 (18 for a front row forward) they may be considered able to play senior rugby.
All Junior Section coaches hold at least RFU Level 1, and are encouraged to attain RFU Level II qualifications, many are qualified referees, each age group has personnel qualified in first aid, and each age group is issued with its own first aid kit.
Scarborough Rugby Club has an Equal Opportunity Policy and a Child Protection Policy, providing a safe, disciplined environment for young men to develop and learn the game, before leading them into the adult game. All coaches and administrators are subject to Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks through the RFU.
Everyone involved in the Scarborough Rugby Club Youth Section is a volunteer, many are parents of the playing membership, all seek to advance the game of Rugby Football, in Scarborough and beyond!