Mr. Assmus will be coaching rugby this year. Practices for boys and girls in Grades 7 & 8 will start on February 14th, 2023 please see full details in the letter attached.

Who can play?

This is a pretty equitable program for all kids as there is truly a place for everybody. We go through a whole graduated introduction to contact process with the kids so no experience is necessary. There are many non-contact components as well so everyone in grade 7 and 8 is welcome. In June Mr. Assmus will offer some non-contact programming for grade 6s. 

Rugby 101 Introduction to contact process will be followed for every player regardless of experience

•Player Welfare is paramount parents are encouraged to complete World Rugby’s “Rugby Ready” online introduction to rugby module found at

•Rugby Basics are available at


Here are some videos you may find helpful:

“Anyone can Play Rugby”

World Player of the Year Antoine Dupont:

World Player of the Year Zoe Aldcroft:

Abbotsford’s Justin Douglas:

XV de France: au Coeur de l’entrainement :

XV de France féminin : La transmission au féminin: