U8 Co-Ed Flag | U10-U12 Co-Ed Contact | Boys U14 Contact
Training Starts: 12/02 | SCYR Weigh In: 12/9 9-11am @SJHHS
League Games: 1/6 to 2/24
End of Season Tournament: 3/2
U8: Sat 9-11am, Weds 5:30-7pm
U10: Sat 9-11am, Tues/Thurs 5:30-7pm
U12: Sat 9-11am, Tues/Thurs 5:30-7pm
U14: Sat 9-11am, Tues/Thurs 6:30-8pm
Home Field/Practice Field:
San Juan Hills High School
Mouthguard, soccer/football/rugby cleats,
(Raptors supply: pre-game training shirt, rugby shorts/socks)
Games are on Saturdays and consist of multiple games per day. Games played at home field of SJHHS with travel to other clubs in Orange County, San Diego and Long Beach
Our mission as Raptors is to empower young rugby players to grow skills, build character, and strengthen ties to the community.
South OC Raptors rugby club fields teams in coed age groups U8 (non contact), U10, U12, boys U14, U16, U18 and girls U16/U18. We are a member of USA Rugby and SCYR (Southern California Youth Rugby).
Rugby is unique in the world of sports in that sportsmanship and traditions have created a culture unlike any other. Winning is important, but more-so the character and growth of the athletes, the friendships and bonds created, the respect and discipline learned, and the dedication to give back to the community. Raptors pride themselves in growing this culture and growing the sport of rugby in Southern California. Come give it a try!
For the 2024 regular season, South OC Raptors will field coed teams at the U8, U10, U12 levels. Boys U14 (14 year old girls in middle school OK), U16, U18 and Girls U16/U18. Please see the Age/Weight page for parameters in U10, U12, and U14.
U8 plays flag rugby. All other divisions play tackle rugby. Age is determined by age on August 31, 2023.
U8 Flag Rugby
Ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Age 9 OK if female.
Emphasis on learning the game, basic skill development and the growing a love for the unique rugby culture. 7v7; 2 x 15 minute halves. Ball size 3
Ages 8 and 9.
U10 plays 10 players per side. Skill development, continued knowledge of the game and emphasis on safety in contact. 2 x 20 minute halves. Ball size 3.
Ages 10 and 11.
U12 plays 12 players per side. Continued growth in skill development and love of the game with introduction of strategy and tactics and increased competition. Contested scrum. 2 x 20 minute halves. Ball size 4.
Ages 12 and 13. U14 and older play 15 players per side. Increased focus on skill development, individual athlete development, positions, strategy and competition.
2 x 25 minute halves, regulation field with goal posts. Contested scrum. Ball size 4.
Ages 14 and 15.
Ages 16 and 17.
The U8-U14 regular season runs January - March with practice beginning in December.
The U16-U18 regular season runs March - May.
Summer Sevens season for all ages is May- July.