Markham Irish Rugby Club

150 Austin Drive

Markham, Ontario

L3R 6M7

Fletcher's Fields 

2743 19th Ave

Markham, Ontario

L0H 1G0

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May 19, 2017

Programs Offered


U15 Men

U16 Men + Women

U17 Men

U18 Men + Women


Junior Program Schedule


Regional Open Try-outs:

June 11 10am-3:30pm - West, East and Central Locations


Regional Hub one-day Camps:

June 18 10am-3:30pm - West, East and Central Hubs

June 25 - 10am-3:30pm - West, East and Central Hubs

July 9 - Hub Training/Selection: Royal Military College (Kingston)


Tryout Locations


West Hubs – Brantford Rugby Club, Brantford (Map:

East Hubs – Twin Elms, Ottawa (Map:

Central Hubs – Fletchers Fields, Markham (Map:


Associated Costs


Try out price = $45

Price for the Hub = $435

Price range for Provincial Teams traveling to national and international competitions = $1000 to $1400


Payment and Registration Methods


The $45 tryout fees must be paid online by June 7. Please follow the links below in order to make payment:


West Hub Payment Link:

East Hub Payment Link:

Central Hub Payment Link:


NOTE: If you do not meet the June 7 deadline, you can pay at tryouts. The cost will be $50 and must be done via Credit or Cheque (NO CASH).



Provincial Program Philosophy


A player centred approach is central to delivery of all Provincial Junior Programs. There are many reasons for this:


It is good practice following Long Term Player development (LTPD) principles:


  • Players develop intellectually, emotionally and physically at different rates, and this affects both their learning and ability to compete

  • Provides a framework for managing the player's transition through a late specialization sport (rugby), helping to reduce occurrences of burnout, loss of interest and overuse injuries

  • Ensure the program is complimentary to the holistic development of players alongside their other rugby programmes

  • Personal development is encouraged amongst players and the coaches involved and prioritised over team outcomes


By creating a positive experience for all involved advocacy is engendered amongst players and parents thus promoting the program and rugby further. This is can be seen within the program in the following ways:


  • Coaches are encouraged to get to know player names (not numbers)

  • Players are encouraged to self-reflect on their own performance

  • Individual feedback is provided both verbally and in a written format

  • Progression is monitored through the season

  • The provincial programs are based around a performance mind-set not an outcome orientated mind-set

  • The Junior provincial program should be seen as a four-year program rather than four x 1 year programs that players can access when their development dictates


The Rugby Ontario Hub Program Aims…  


  • To Identify with high potential and high performance attributes

  • To enhance the core rugby skills of every player engaging with the Hub program

  • To develop the positional specific skills of every player engaging with the Hub program

  • To provide Strength and Conditioning programing for every player for the duration of the program


Hub Program Objectives


  • Identify individuals for Ontario Provincial Age Group teams

  • Identify individuals for Canada National Age Group teams

  • Promote individuals for higher level development opportunities with Regional Academy

  • Provide a positive and player centered experience for all participants



For more information

Sean Medeiros

High Performance Coordinator

Rugby Ontario

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