Secondary - Interschool 2021
High Risk Activity
- All equipment must comply with World Rugby Regulation 12.
- Regulation rugby balls must be used.
- A full fit interior mouth guard is required.
- Appropriate clothing (for example, snug-fitting, collarless jersey) and footwear must be worn.
- No eye or sport glasses are permitted.
- Studs/cleats must be worn.
- Studs/cleats must be consistent with World Rugby Regulation 12:
- Stud/cleat length must be no longer than 21mm.
- Studs/cleats must not be nylon.
- Moulded rubber multi-studded soles are acceptable provided they have no sharp edges or ridges.
- Replaceable studs must be capable of repeated fixing and removal without creating a hazard.
- Soccer cleats or rubber/plastic rugby cleats are permissible.
- Football and baseball cleats are not appropriate.
- Metal cleats are not appropriate on artificial turf surfaces and are only recommended for natural grass in wet conditions.
- The playing area must be inspected regularly, be free from debris and obstructions, allow for safe footing and traction, and be well removed from traffic areas.
- Use collapsible flags or soft pylons to mark corners, mid-line and 22m (66’) line, or flags off the sidelines.
- Goalposts must be padded if in field of play.
- Any exposed orthopaedic apparatus (for example, knee brace) that presents a safety concern to other players must be soft or padded. Such devices must be approved by the official prior to the commencement of the game.
- Prior to the first league game, 8 days of practices that contain contact (for example, scrums, rucks, mauls, line-outs, and tackling) must have occurred.
- Students must be taught that head hits and high tackles are not permitted.
- Tackling, scrum, maul, ruck and line-out skill progressions must be taught and practiced prior to competition.
- Training must include flexibility, strength and cardiovascular-enhancing activities.
- Players must be physically prepared for contact.
- Constant visual supervision during initial instruction and practice of contact skills.
- Subsequently, on-site supervision is required.
- One coach must have a minimum certification of NCCP Community Sport Coach – Community Initiation/World Rugby Level 1. This coach must supervise all the contact drills and all the competitions.
- Additional rugby coaches for a team must possess one of the following coaching qualifications:
- NCCP Community Sport Coach – Community Initiation/World Rugby Level 1 Course
- NCCP Competition Coach – Competition Introduction/World Rugby Level 2 Course
- Accreditation as a NCCP Rugby Learning Facilitator
- Completion of rugby NCCP level 1 and/or level 2 certification in the past
- Attendance at a clinic or workshop within the last three years provided by an instructor who is knowledgeable of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions), and where safety is addressed as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education
- Past experience within the last 3 years as a coach in rugby, having knowledge of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions) and current safety practices as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education.
Mon, 09/13/21 07:35 am