Welcome to the LBRFC U11s page

The U11’s enter their 3rd season of contact rugby. Each year a new aspect of the game is introduced so the start of each season is a learning curve for all. This makes it easy for new players to join and get involved as even those experienced players who have been playing since U6 tag are always learning.

The coaching team is well resources with Head coaches Dan Allen and Chris Beer supported by Rich Long, Dan Gothard, Nick Dunn and Phil Wilkinson. Chris and Phil also hold additional responsibilities within the club holding the CPD coaching coordinator and mini and juniors fixture secretary roles respectively.

Whilst the squad is strong and competitive with over 25 players registered new players are always welcome, it’s never too late to come and give rugby a go. We train each Sunday morning starting at 10am unless there is a fixture as well as a fortnightly core skills session 6.30 -7.30 every 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month.

Each season in addition to ‘normal’ fixtures against local clubs the team play in festivals such that run by Northampton Saints held at Franklin Gardens and embark on an end season tour visiting Bournemouth, Wimborne and Camber Sands in previous years.

Dan Allen

U11 Head Coach

Mixed Rugby

Introduced at this age:

  • Defender can rip the ball from the carrier
  • Contest for the ball 2v2
  • Contested strike in the scrum
  • Tactical kicking from hand and Kicking at restarts
  • Free Kick
Format Transitional Contact
School Year 6
Max Players 9 a side
Max Pitch Size 60m x 43m
Ball size 4
Max minutes each half 20
Maximum minutes of match play per day 70 minutes
Extra Time Permitted No
Recommended training time duration 120 minutes
Match stopped if: Try difference is 6 or more
Start / Restart Drop Kick (must travel at least 7 metres)
Tackle Yes
Scrum Nearest 3 Contest Strike only, no push Only hookers may strike for the ball
Lineout No, restart with a free pass
Ruck Yes, limit of 2 supporting players
Maul Yes, Limit of 2 supporting players
Offside Distance Hindmost foot at tackle, ruck and Maul. 5m from scrum. 7m from free kick. 7m from free pass.
Fend Off No
Kicking from Hand Yes. ‘Fly hack’ not permitted
Kicking at Goal No
Mark Permitted Yes – Anywhere on pitch.
Yellow Card / Sin Bin No
Knock on Scrum

Age Specific Notes:

  • Defending scrum half must remain behind the scrum in the pocket made by the 2 props
  • Scrum half must pass from the base of the scrum – May not run with the ball

Competition formats allowed:

  1. Friendly Fixture – Competitive style playing opportunity for two teams, often as part of a club or school/college block fixture, where focus is on maximising all your player’s involvement, development and enjoyment.
  2. Triangular – Competitive style playing opportunity for three teams where equal player participation is the emphasis. Focus is on maximising all your player’s involvement, development and enjoyment rather than the score.
  3. Festival – Competitive round-robin playing opportunity where equal team and player participation is the emphasis. Scores may be recorded but winning doesn’t affect your ongoing participation as every team plays the same appropriate number of matches.

RFU Regulation 15 Appendix 5