Registration

2020 Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2020 Rugby Season (with restrictions). The Ottawa Ospreys RFC is now in Stage 3 of the Return to Play Plan and has been approved for open registration and to begin outdoor training.  

All members are encouraged to complete the COVID-19: Return to Play Awareness for Coaches & Players modules, prior to attending your first practice (https://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/?documentid=module&module=37).

Once you are registered with the club, you will be required to complete the Player Attestation within Sportslomo, prior to attending your training session(s); this will be required to be completed before each session or you will not be eligible to attend practice. For details on how to complete this phase, please visit the following link: https://sportlomo-userupload.s3.amazonaws.com/uploaded/galleries/13555_uploaded/59602e69268ccab23a821274f67d7eb2006b98bb.pdf

Practices – Be Prepared

During COVID-19 Return to Play Plans, the Ottawa Ospreys RFC will be practicing at Twin Elm Rugby Park (4075 Twin Elm Rd, Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0).  Initial Outdoor Training Sessions will be mixed by grade and gender, particularly in the early stages of the Return to Play process. Practices are open to U12, U14, U16, U18, U19, Seniors & Masters. The club will include the U8 & U10 minors programs once we are cleared to go into indoor training facilities.  

Each session will be run under the COVID-19 restrictions placed by Rugby Ontario and we will be running 1 session a week. The sessions will be between 60-75 minutes in length and will start at 6PM.  The purpose of these sessions is to focus on skills, training drills and flag based games. 

Practice Information:

  • Athletes will enter Twin Elm through the main gate and park in the parking lot. 
  • Athletes are then to proceed to the check-in located under the deck on the west side of the building
  • At check-in, the volunteers will record attendance, verify that the attestation form has been completed, and take the athletes temperature with a contactless thermometer. 
  • Only athletes, coaches and assistants/volunteers will be allowed on the field during training.
  • Parents may stay in the parking lot, but must adhere to social distancing rules.
  • Each athletes/parent must have filled out an attestation statement in regards to COVID-19 (available online) and attendance is recorded (for contact tracing requirements) before EVERY training session.
  • Once checked in, the athletes will proceed along the berm to the pitch we will be using and prepare to practice. They will be met by coaches/volunteers who will explain the practice and assign training groups and field locations. 
  • Washrooms will be available on the second floor of Twin Elm. Masks must be worn in the building. 

Athletes:

  • MUST bring their own water bottle, and be dressed for practice with the exception of rugby boots which can be put on by the side of the pitch. 
  • MUST wear masks when entering/exiting park (not required during the actual practice)
    MUST maintain proper social distancing at all times
Note: There will be frequent breaks for water and to sanitize hands. Social Distancing must be maintained on and off the pitch at all times. 
Once practice is finished, athletes are to change footwear and proceed to their cars to leave the practice.

Additional Notes

All coaches, match officials, managers, medical staff, board members and volunteers are required to register through the Management Registration option.

Club dues cover various costs including, but not limited to: Insurance, Rugby Canada Fees, Rugby Ontario Fees, League Fees (per team), Referee costs for games, Athletic Therapy & First Responder Costs (per game/tournament), Field Rentals, Equipment renewal funds, Jersey renewal funds, Referee Courses for members, Coaching courses for coaches, Ownership at Twin Elm Rugby Park, Operational costs (bank fees, off-season storage, admin fees).

Volunteering with the Ottawa Ospreys RFC

It is expected that adult players and an adult member of each family representing minor and junior players participate in fund raising activities and/or volunteer with various Club activities during the season. Help from parents and players to raise funds and assist with Club functions is a necessity to keep costs low.

For more information on volunteer opportunities within the Ottawa Ospreys RFC, please contact ospreys.volunteers@ottawarugby.com.

Refund Policy

Please refer to the Governance Page located under the “The Club” menu or click here

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