SUMMER SEVENS SEASON IS HERE

Coastal Dragons Youth Rugby 2018 Summer 7s

The Coastal Dragons Youth Rugby registration for the Summer 7s season is OPEN for Boys & Girls U10-U18 age groups.

The season kicks-off May 22nd. Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday nights under the lights at Cardiff Sports Park and Encinitas Community Park. Tournaments on Saturdays starting June 2nd and running till July 14th.

Look forward to seeing you all on the pitch this season!

Click Here to Register for Summer Sevens Season 

Sevens intro

Sevens is a fast paced variation of regular rugby played with only seven players on a side for seven minutes per half. It is an Olympic sport. Matches are held tournament style and there are normally around three short games per team.

Season overview

First practice starts mid May and the last tournament takes place in the end of July.

Summer is also a time for family vacations so we understand that players will be gone for different periods during the summer season. Just let your coach know so he/she can plan.

Practice

  • WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays (older age groups may also practice on Wednesdays)
  • WHERE: Encinitas Community Park or Cardiff Sports Park
  • TIME: After 5 pm, will depend on team

Tournaments

There is a tournament almost every weekend in June and July:

  • June 2: TBA
  • June 9: TBA
  • June 16: TBA
  • June 23. Encinitas 7s
  • July 7: SCYR 7s
  • July 14/15: Cal State Games, San Marcos
  • July 21: TBA

Registration

Registration will open April 6.

To register online click here.

Upcoming Coastal Dragon Events

Encinitas Summer 7s Tournament

Saturday, June 23rd

Encinitas Community Park

Boys & Girls Age groups

U10, U12, U14, U16, U18

Winter Season is in FULL SWING!

Upcoming Coastal Dragon Events

Week 1: Dragons vs Tri-City Thunder

Saturday, January 13th

Encinitas Community Park

Week 2: Dragons vs SD Mustangs

Saturday, January 20th

Encinitas Community Park

Week 3: Dragons vs Poway Spartans

Saturday, January 27th

Meadowbrook Middle School

U8s/U10s: 8:30am, U12s: 11am, U14s: 2pm

Week 4: Dragons vs Fallbrook

Saturday, February 3rd

Potter Jr. HS, Fallbrook, CA

U8s/U10s: 8:30am, U12s: 10am, U14s: 8am

Week 5: Dragons vs San Clemente Tritons

Saturday, February 10th

Shorecliffs Middle School, San Clemente

U8s/U10s: TBD, U12s: TBD, U14s: TBD

Week 6: Dragons vs SD Mustangs

Saturday, February 17th

Torrey Hills Park

U8s/U10s: TBD, U12s: TBD, U14s: TBD

Week 7: Dragons vs Wallabies

Saturday, February 24th

Encinitas Community Park

U8s/U10s: 9-11am, U12s: 11-1pm, U14s: 1-3pm

Week 8: Dragons vs Tri-City Thunder

Saturday, March 10th

Carlsbad, CA, U8s/U10s: TBD, U12s: TBD, U14s: TBD

WINTER SEASON REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Registration is now open for the winter rugby season for both boys and girls.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR WINTER SEASON TODAY!

 

15 reasons why children should play rugby (borrowed from Ruck.co.uk)

1. IMPROVE PHYSICAL HEALTH

Forgive us for starting with the obvious, but rugby brings physical health benefits to anyone who takes to the field – and children are no different.


2. DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS

Developing social skills is another huge part of parenting, and one that again needs to be developed at a young age if the benefits are to be reaped in the future.


3. THEY NEED TO LOSE

Because it is character building, because it’s good practice for life, because s/he will get over it and s/he needs to know that.

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4. THEY NEED TO WIN

Because it’s bonding, because it feels good, because s/he needs to know that there are rewards for effort.


5. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 

Unlike just about any other team sport, rugby is about all players having the same opportunity to run with the ball, pass the ball, and play defense.


6. BUILD SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE

Regularly engaging in sports can help subtly boost your child’s self-esteem. This happens as the child sets small goals on the field, such as perfecting a skill, and achieves them.

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7. LEARN VALUABLE LIFE-LESSONS

All sports have lessons that can be taken from the field and applied to real life. But rugby has lessons that can’t be found in any other game – we’re not talking about the standard generics of “teamwork” and “playing hard.” We’re talking about the preparation for life that can only be found on the rugby pitch.


8. POSITIVE ROLE MODELS

It’s quite likely your kids will discover positive role models in coaches and older players


9. MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDS

10. BREED ACADEMIC SUCCESS

It’s hard to believe that what your child does on the pitch can impact what they do in the classroom, but it does. Children who were involved with at least one sport were more likely to get better grades suggests a study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine.


11. SAFETY. NO, REALLY—SAFETY!

Rugby players don’t wear pads. And it’s a collision sport. But safety is a huge part of the sport and culture of rugby.


12. THEY’LL EXPERIENCE THE INCREDIBLE FEELING OF BEING PART OF A TEAM

13. THEY WILL RESPECT OTHERS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR DECISIONS

Before respect for authority completely vanishes in the world, the last place it will be found is on the rugby field. When the referee makes a decision we disagree with, kids still call him “sir” and don’t talk back.


14. IT HELPS TO REDUCE STRESS

Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress.


15. IT COULD EVEN GO SOMEWHERE…