JV STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2016
End of the Season Party
International Game vs Wales
SAVE THE DATE - This is a highly recommended rugby camp!!!
USA vs CHILE
Wizards Rugby Club vs Okapi Wanderers
America Rugby Championship
The U10.U12 and JJ divisions of Wizards Rugby Club vs Okapi Wanderers
at Fort Lauderdale's Lockhart Stadium.
We will be playing an exhibition flamingo rugby match at half time of the USA vs Chile match.
Let's show up and cheer up our young players!!!
WORLD RUGBY MINOR LAW AMENDMENTS
World Rugby Minor law amendments set for 2016, please players take the time to read them.
Welcome to your Rugby Club
You are becoming part of more than a game; Rugby is an experience.
Rugby is mentally demanding and a competitive contact sport.
It is a sport where you have no enemies, only competitors. After the match, Rugby players join with the opposing side for fun and fellowship.
We honor the opposing team because without them we have no game.
It is the trust form of sportsmanship played in more than 110 countries and is the second most popular sport played in the world.
After international Rugby matches there are no riots like the number one sport in the world is known for.
The Rugby tradition of sportsmanship and fellowship has not fostered this behavior.
We as members of the World Rugby family will make this our number one goal.
Mission: Our mission is to introduce boys and girls to the game of rugby, teach the basic concepts, play attractive rugby and be competitive in the various leagues while making all aspects of the game enjoyable.
Guiding principles: (How we will conduct ourselves).
Rugby's traditions of camaraderie, associating with the opposition after games, fair play and sportsmanship is one of the differentiators that have attracted people to the game. While many players will take up rugby for different reasons, rugby's emphasis on tradition and teamwork creates a need for all players and coaches to have the same vision in how we play the game and conduct ourselves on and off the field. Remember that our conduct and behavior can positively or negatively affect the reputation of rugby in the community. This affects the opportunity of others to continue to participate in rugby and receive support from the community, schools and sports authorities. The game is above our own individual attitudes, values and motivation for playing it. Therefore we avoid any behavior or conduct that reflects negatively on rugby and brings the games and those associated with it into disrepute.
Conduct and attitude:
Don't talk back to the ref.
Referees call the game as they see it and will sometimes make bad or marginal calls. However, we do not debate the merits or otherwise of a referee's call. He cannot and will not change a call - the team captain only is allowed to ask for clarifications.
Minimize talk and discussions to necessary communications only.
Be responsible, do your job and never give up.
We turn up on time to practice and games.
We let the coach know when we are not available.
Every player wears the full clean uniform and mouthguard at every game.
The Team captain makes all tactical decisions on the field.
There is no dissension or arguing amongst the team members during a game.
No taunting or other unacceptable behavior.
We do not trash talk, taunt or in any other way show un-sportsmanlike conduct towards opposing players, coaches and supporters.
Dirty or dangerous play is not part of the game and is not to be tolerated by our team nor retaliated against if perpetrated by the opposition.
Meet and talk to the opposition after the game. We shake hands with opponents and coaches after the game.
We thank referees and other officials.
We are good hosts when we play home games.
We do not whine during or after the game.
Whatever the outcome, we will not act victimized.
All good plays are appreciated by all the team members; self-congratulating, preening etc. has no place in rugby.
We are respectful of our hosts, their property and reputation when we are the visitors.
We strive to improve the image of rugby and rugby players at every opportunity.
Measuring success and progress in how we play:
There are many ways to be winners in a rugby match as well as scoring the most points. Here are some of the ways in which we will set our goals and measure our playing success:
First time tackling - get your man down - minimize missed tackles.
First to line outs & scrums.
First to get possession of the loose ball.
Quickly into attacking or defending position at all times.
Get all scrum balls and line outs that we put in.
Only pass the ball to a player in a better position to take it and who is moving forward.
Number of times we get the ball (all possessions).
Number of times we cross the gain line whenever we get the ball.
Amount of “good ball” we get from set pieces, second/ third phases etc. vs. “bad” ball.
Quickly pass off “good ball” we get from set pieces, second/ third phases etc. and suck up “bad” ball.
Number of dropped passes as a ratio of caught passes.
Number of penalties conceded vs the opposition. (Fewer penalties at each game as we progress through the season).
Line outs won/ lost on our line out throw.
Line outs won/ lost on their line out throw.
Scrums won/lost on our put in.
Scrums won/lost on their put in.
Conversion and penalty kicks at goal percentage.
Time of ball possession vs. the opposition.
Time in the opponents half.
Rugby rules for parents.
This is a simple outline for parents to ensure everyone is given the opportunity to enjoy the game to the maximum level. Rugby has always been a game that prides itself on fair play and enjoyment for all, so please adhere to these guidelines to ensure this continues.
Training Rugby Clinics
The Rugby Values
Off Season Game
Hello Wizards! I hope you're having a great summer and ready to play a little rugby!!
Our match against the U15 English touring side (Harton Technology College) is on
Thursday, July 2nd at 6 PM at Acreage community park.
The after party will be at Castaways Bar and Grill like the Wales match.
In preparation for the match we will have practice this Sunday June 28th and Tuesday, June 30th.
Sunday June 28th Practice: 4-6pm
Loxahatchee Groves Park (on Southern just west of Palms West Hospital) 13901 Southern Blvd
Tuesday June 30 Practice: 6-8pm
Acreage Community Park
Congratulations to all the boys on a great season! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!
State Championship Day
U12 Wizards Video by Jacqueline Copley
A poem by Butch Dias
WELLINGTON WIZARDS vs PENYRHEOL SWANSEA WALES
International Youth Rugby Match
.....After Game Pictures from both of the Teams.
The Wizards wants to thank the players, coaches and staff from Penyrheol for making Palm Beach a stop on their tour. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I know our boys enjoyed hosting you as much as our coaches, staff and parents. Watching the boys play a pick up game of soccer and sitting in the stands socializing after the Rugby game as if they were old friends reinforced for all present what this game is all about.
Despite the Welsh boys obvious superiority in
experience and technique, the Wizards managed their first win in international play and we could not be prouder!
We also want to thank the players and parents from the other clubs who made the trip up to provide our guests some competition. Thanks again for helping . We could not have done it without you!
Official Wizards Leadership team
The Wellington Wizards have had their first Board Members elected for the 2015 Rugby Season on February 11th, 2015. The new leadership team is as follows:
President - Alan Lawson
Club & Coach Director - Mark Patterson
Executive Board Member - Ron Vargo
Secretary/Treasurer - Christie Lawson
Board Member - Dwight Gray
Board Member - Sean Keasler
Board Member - Mark Habib
Board Member - Stacie Rimes
Board Member - Eva Habib