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Mixed U8s Pathway Laws

Mixed U8s Pathway Laws

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COACH'S ROLE

  • Develop self-esteem in all children
  • Develop evasion skills (as Under seven's) plus progression to moving receiver

AIMS RATIONALE

"Invasion by evasion" introduce accurate passing to a moving receiver"

General

  • AGE: Under eight as on the first of September at the start of the season
  • TEAM SIZE: Seven a side with unlimited substitutions.
The WRU requires that both teams shall field the same number of players throughout the game
  • PERIODS OF PLAY: Two halves each of up to 10 minutes playing time - maximum 20 minutes of play
  • PLAYING AREA: 50m (Length) x 40m (Width) maximum. 40m (Length) x 30m (Width) minimum
  • BALL SIZE: Size three
  • KICKING: None
  • LINEOUT: No, free pass from five metres in from the touch line
  • SCRUMMAGE: None
  • COACH QUALIFICATION: Tag/Level one
  • REFEREE QUALIFICATION: Tag Leaders Award
  • GAMES, MATCHES, COMPETITIONS, FESTIVALS: No Inter Club / Inter School Leagues. Where teams have entered Festivals (which start and finish on the same day) it is recommended that each game should not exceed 10 minutes (maximum) each half. Where possible clubs are encouraged to organise more than one opposition 'Round Robin' senario i.e. each team plays each other for 10mins (maximum). This is recommended for 3 to 4 teams maximum. It is recommended for development and participation purposes that all players play at least one half every game. Half A Game is expected to be applied at this age group. For a full Half A Game resource please click here

TAG RUGBY RULES:

  • Game to start with a free pass
  • Team conceding try to restart
  • Six tags, ball is turned over to opposition
  • Tagged player must play the ball (pass) within three seconds of being tagged
  • Tackler must hand back the tag to the attacking player before continuing to play, 
persistent infringement will result in the awarding of a penalty
  • Players must leave and enter the field of play at the halfway touchline
  • They must remove two tags and hand them over to substitute entering the field to 
place upon belt before replacement can effect
  • Substitutes must wear tag belts but with no tags
  • A player must have two tags before scoring a try, however if a tag is removed whilst 
scoring a try the try is awarded
  • If a player crosses the line with one tag, he/she is brought back out five metres from 
the try line with the tag count continuing
  • Players must stay on feet to score a try
  • Spinning out of contact away from the tackler is allowed
  • No hand-off allowed
  • Under 8 players cannot play contact rugby (i.e. 1 year above)
  • Free pass for all penalties
  • Carrying the ball in two hands is encouraged but not a tag rugby rule
  • Tag can continue to be played beyond U8 if both teams agree
  • The length of a TAG should be no less than 37.5cm (15") and no more than 40cm (16")
  • Rolling substitutions is permitted