Minis - U6 to U12

Welcome to Toronto Nomads Minis Rugby! The Toronto Nomads Minis are for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. The Toronto Nomads Minis teams (U6, U8, U10, and U12) offer a fun and safe way to learn rugby skills. We use fun drills and games to teach players how to run forward, evade, pass, make decisions, and other skills. U6, U8, and U10 play flag rugby.

At the U12 level, Toronto Nomads Rugby offers two streams: Intro-to-Contact and T1 Flag. The Intro-to-Contact stream is the more popular choice, introducing players to tackling and rucking while still focusing on the technical core skills of catch/pass and ball handling in contact. The T1 Flag stream continues to develop non-contact skills. Both streams play 7 vs 7 on a smaller field, with coaching emphasizing technical skills and tactical strategies for attacking and defending space. Across all levels, Toronto Nomads Rugby upholds World Rugby's Core Values, ensuring a well-rounded rugby experience.

Come out and play when you can! We offer training at Lamport Stadium on Saturdays from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. until the beginning of April. In the spring, we train once a week on a turf field, at Earlscourt Park (TBA). Starting mid-May, we train and play rugby Mondays and Wednesdays at Eglinton Flats, 101 Emmett Avenue, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The summer training season runs until the end of September. All teams have the opportunity to play games against other clubs in the GTA and nearby cities on Saturday or Sunday mornings during the summer months.

Click on the "Register to Train" button below. Once you have registered, bring some comfy clothes, in summer 2-3 water bottles, and a pair of cleats. U12s, bring a mouth guard as well.

See you on the pitch!

Contact Details For Nomads Minis

Interested in Nomads Minis Rugby? 

Annual Nomads membership provides access to all Nomads programs from the year purchased until April 30 of the following year. Pre-season (training only) runs February to May; rugby season (training and games) runs May to October. Contact our Junior's Director via email if you have questions juniors@torontonomads.com or register today!

Mini's Coaches

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Meet the Coaches

Bryce Moroz, Mini’s Coordinator and Coach U6/ U8; Mini’s Coaching team includes: James Lauritsen, Jan Vopalensky, Paul Collines, Joshua Blakeney, Andrew and Lori Cagney, Luc Grieve, Brian Garner, Laura McAndrew, Nick Mulberry and Alastair Angus.

Training

Training locations vary by time of year. We currently train on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:00- 7:30 pm at Eglinton Flats until the end of September. You must be registered to attend.

Other training throughout the year:

Winter training- January to mid April: indoors at Lamport Stadium on Saturdays

Spring training -  End of March to May: outdoors at a turf field TBD

Gear

Players receive Nomads Kits which includes socks, shorts, a t-shirt, and a ball. Team jerseys provided at games.

Games & Times

Home Field is Eglinton Flats with games on the weekends in the morning.

Minis Calendar

View this year’s games schedule, events and more in the calendar below.

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About us

Established in 1950, Nomads Rugby is one of the Toronto’s original six rugby clubs. We are a progressive club with a proud history and a brilliant future. As a full-service club, we pride ourselves on offering rugby for all ages, genders, athleticisms and rugby abilities. Blue is the colour!