Junior Ravens Rugby is part of Carleton University’s Junior Ravens program. These programs are dedicated to providing a variety of age and skill-specific rugby training to lay the foundations for safe play and more advanced learning in the future.

Early registration for our spring Junior Ravens Rugby is now open. 

2024 Junior Ravens Spring Rugby

The program will focus on two levels of development: Transition to Tackle (some rugby experience) and Flag Rugby (non-contact; new to rugby).

Our vision is to foster an inclusive, welcoming environment so that players of every shape, size, gender, age, ability, and skill level are able to learn and participate in the game of rugby. We look to create safe and structured environments that promote the values of teamwork, respect, and self-confidence.

The SPRING PROGRAM will have 7 sessions on Sunday mornings from Sunday May 5, 2024 to Sunday June 23, 2024 (no lesson on May 19).

 The program will run outdoors on Ravens Field

Flag Rugby U10 (Ages 8-9) & U12 (Ages 10-11) = 10:00am to 11:00am

Transition to Tackle U12 (Ages 10-11) & U14 (Ages 12-13) = 11:00am to 12:00pm

Parking in Lot P5 is included in your program fees but must be validated each time you park with the HotSpot link provided in our welcome e-mail. The HotSpot link will only be active during program hours.

REGISTER: Junior Ravens Spring Rugby ($99)

Program Structure

The program is overseen by the head coach of our varsity women’s rugby team, Dave Luong. Sessions will be led by Varsity Women’s team coaches as well as current varsity players.

The program structure is built around 3 core values:

  • Developing young rugby players to reach their potential, regardless of current skill level.
  • Promoting and growing the game of rugby.
  • Creating a culture of fair play and respect for teammates, opponents, coaches and the game itself.

Each week the 1 hour program will consist of skill development teachings & drills with small sided games to promote learning and retention.

Flag Rugby (10:00am – 11:00am on Ravens Field)

U12 (born in 2013 & 2014) and U10 (born 2015 & 2016)

  • Led by varsity rugby coaches and players
  • Safe environment with all training equipment (flags)
  • Development of Catch/Pass skills
  • Development of Evasion/Footwork skills
  • Development of Tracking skills

Transition to Tackle (11:00am – 12:00pm Ravens Field)

U14 (born in 2011 & 2012) and U12 (born in 2013 & 2014)

Some experience preferred but not required. Require rugby shorts, cleats, and mouth guard.

  • Led by varsity rugby coaches and players
  • Become Tackle Ready
  • Safe environment utilizing top training equipment (shields, tackle tubes, weighted chop tackle bags, crash mats, Tetra Tackling system)
  • Development of Tracking & Tackling skills
  • Development of Catch/Pass skills
  • Development of Evasion & Ball In Contact skills (being tackled)
  • Development of proper body shape (Breakdown skills & Scrums)

For questions regarding programming details or any other aspect of the Junior Ravens Rugby Program please contact michael.cicchillitti@carleton.ca


Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.