At the U14 age grade, rugby becomes much more expansive and looks a lot more like the game we watch on TV. U14s play 13 vs 13 on almost a full field with the flankers being the 2 players removed from the game. Rules around the tackle and breakdown are similar to those of the older age grades with rucks being fully contested. The set piece is modified for safety reasons as players get used to the scrum and lineout.
Coaching focuses on the technical core skills of catch/pass, tackle, ball in contact and rucking as well as the tactical skills of attacking space in attack and defense. Of course the core values of rugby(Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship) are always emphasized
Contact Details For Nomads U14 Boys
U14 Boy's Coach
Stuart MacKenzie has been involved with coaching the Nomads junior program for the past 6 years. A high school coach for the past 20 years, Stuart also coaches with the Ontario Junior Blues U17 program.
Training locations vary by time of year. The majority of the season will be Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Eglinton Flats.
Other training throughout the year:
Winter training- Jan to March: indoors at Lamport Stadium on Saturdays
Spring training - End of March to May: outdoors at De La Salle College
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. Tournaments run on average 2-3 hours with anywhere from 3-5 clubs participating. Eight weekends are regional within 1-1.5 hour drive and 2 are away in central Ontario.
View this year’s games schedule, events and more in the calendar below.
The Toronto Nomads have a long history from the beginning of the sport of rugby in Toronto. From their start in 1950 to the 5 senior level teams and a full set of junior level teams, we are a club of unity, inclusion and skill.