Junior Provincial Tryout Information

May 12, 2017


Programs Offered

U15 Men
U16 Men + Women
U17 Men
U18 Men + Women
Junior Program Schedule
Regional Open Try-outs:
June 11 10am-3:30pm – West, East and Central Locations Regional Hub one-day Camps:

June 18 10am-3:30pm – West, East and Central Hubs
June 25 – 10am-3:30pm – West, East and Central Hubs
July 9 – Hub Training/Selection: Royal Military College (Kingston)

Tryout Locations

West Hubs – Brantford Rugby Club, Brantford (Map)
East Hubs – Twin Elms, Ottawa (Map)
Central Hubs – Fletchers Fields, Markham (Map)

Associated Costs

Try out price = $45
Price for the Hub = $435
Price range for Provincial Teams traveling to national and international competitions = $1000 to $1400

Payment and Registration Methods

The $45 tryout fees must be paid online by June 7. Please follow the links below in order to make payment:
West Hub Payment Link

East Hub Payment Link

Central Hub Payment Link

NOTE: If you do not meet the June 7 deadline, you can pay at tryouts. The cost will be $50 and must be done via Credit or Cheque (NO CASH).

Provincial Program Philosophy

A player centred approach is central to delivery of all Provincial Junior Programs. There are many reasons for this:

It is good practice following Long Term Player development (LTPD) principles:

    •   Players develop intellectually, emotionally and physically at different rates, and this affects both their learning and ability to compete
    •   Provides a framework for managing the player’s transition through a late specialization sport (rugby), helping to reduce occurrences of burnout, loss of interest and overuse injuries
    •   Ensure the program is complimentary to the holistic development of players alongside their other rugby programmes
    •   Personal development is encouraged amongst players and the coaches involved and prioritised over team outcomesBy creating a positive experience for all involved advocacy is engendered amongst players and parents thus promoting the program and rugby further.

This is can be seen within the program in the following ways:

    •   Coaches are encouraged to get to know player names (not numbers)
    •   Players are encouraged to self-reflect on their own performance
    •   Individual feedback is provided both verbally and in a written format
    •   Progression is monitored through the season
    •   The provincial programs are based around a performance mind-set not an outcomeorientated mind-set
    •   The Junior provincial program should be seen as a four-year program rather than four x1 year programs that players can access when their development dictates

The Rugby Ontario Hub Program Aims…

    •   To Identify with high potential and high performance attributes
    •   To enhance the core rugby skills of every player engaging with the Hub program
    •   To develop the positional specific skills of every player engaging with the Hub program
    •   To provide Strength and Conditioning programing for every player for the duration ofthe program 

Hub Program Objectives

    •   Identify individuals for Ontario Provincial Age Group teams
    •   Identify individuals for Canada National Age Group teams
    •   Promote individuals for higher level development opportunities with Regional Academy
    •   Provide a positive and player centered experience for all participants

Sean Medeiros
High Performance Coordinator Rugby Ontario