Teams for the 2021/22 season

Orca Youth Rugby has teams for U8 coed, U10 coed, U12 coed, U14 boys, U16 boys and U18 boys. For the 2021 / 22 season we are also looking to add a U15 and U18 girls teams.

Specific information for each age division is provided below.


Orca Youth Rugby Free Open Day

U8 (Coed)

  • Flag rugby for boys and girls with up to 7 players per side.
  • Players must be 7 or younger before August 31 leading into the season.
  • Two 15 minute halves.
  • The primary purpose of rugby at this level is to introduce some core rugby skills: the catch and the pass.
  • The program also builds teamwork and discipline.

Orca Youth Rugby U10s practice

U10 (Coed)

  • Tackle rugby for boys and girls with up to 10 players per side.
  • Players must be 9 or younger before August 31 leading into the season.
  • Two 20 minute halves.
  • Often their first experience in contact sports.
  • Tackle is introduced in safe progression, to ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment. Bumps and bruises are inevitable, but most parents will agree it is character building!

U12 (Coed)

  • Tackle rugby for boys and girls with up to 12 players per side.
  • Players must be 11 or younger before August 31 leading into the season.
  • Two 20 minute halves.
  • Plays full contact rugby: tackles, rucks, mauls, and scrums. Starts introducing more strategic rugby, while continuing to build on key fundamentals: catching, passing, and safe tackling.

U14 (Boys)

  • Separate boys and girls teams at this age group and up.
  • Tackle rugby for boys with the traditional 15 players per side from this age group and up.
  • Players must be 13 or younger before August 31 leading into the season.
  • Two 25 minute halves, regulation field with goalposts.
  • Increased skill development, while welcoming new players to the sport.

Orca Youth Rugby Club ball logo

U15 (Girls)

  • Girls tackle rugby
  • Players must be 14 or younger before August 31 leading into the season.
  • GU15 plays 7’s rugby with 7 players per side
  • Two 7 minute halves

U16 (Boys)

  • Players must be 15 or younger before August 31 leading into the season.
  • Tackle rugby for boys with the traditional 15 players per side.
  • Discipline and personal responsibility is a major part of U16 rugby beyond just playing on the field.

U18 (Girls)

  • Girls tackle rugby
  • Players must be 17 or younger before August 31 leading into the season.
  • GU18 plays 7’s rugby with 7 players per side.
  • Two 7 minute halves.

U18 (Boys)

  • Players must be 17 or younger before August 31 leading into the season.
  • Tackle rugby for boys with the traditional 15 players per side.
  • The next step for U18 players is collegiate rugby or going straight into our men's team, the Ventura County Outlaws.