Training and Practices

Return to Play Practices during COVID-19

On Tuesday June 15, 2021, the Ottawa Ospreys RFC resumed outdoor training in compliance with Rugby Ontario’s Return to Play (RTP) Plan and the Provincial Ontario Reopening Plan.

Effective Friday, July 16, 2021, all sanctioned rugby clubs in Ontario are now permitted to begin contact training activities in Modified Phase 4 of the Rugby Ontario Return to Play Plan

Phase 4 of Rugby Ontario’s Return to Play Plan includes:

        • No limits outdoors / 50% capacity indoors
        • No time limits on the length of practices, outside of normal age-grade restrictions
        • Full Contact Training for Sanctioned Clubs & Games Permitted
        • No Activity Restrictions
        • When athletes are not active, they must remain 2 meters apart

        Registration remains open for all returning and new athletes. For those currently registered in the “Non-Contact” categories, you will need to upgrade your memberships (less than a $40 increase) to be properly insured with Rugby Canada and Rugby Ontario for contact practices and games. New registrations will proceed as usual in choosing “Contact” based on their program levels. Please visit our registration page for registration fee details. 

        Safety is always first in this sport. The Ottawa Ospreys RFC will follow the World Rugby Competition Ready Guidelines to prepare our athletes for fall competition adequately. We are encouraging all of our members to continue to spread the word that rugby is back! If you are interested in giving rugby a try, please reach out to the responsible program director!

        Practice Requirements for All Participants

        The following is a list of requirements and equipment for practicing contact rugby training with the Ottawa Ospreys RFC:

            • All athletes and coaches must register within Sportslomo. To register for the 2021 season, please visit https://ottawarugby.com/registration/ 
            • All athletes and coaches will be required to complete their Rugby Ontario attestation forms within Sportslomo before 4:30 PM on practice nights. 
            • All athletes must arrive dressed for practice (shorts, shirt, cleats) and bring their water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and a snack for after practice. 
            • All attendees MUST remain at a distance of 2 meters. 
            • When athletes are not active, the 2-meter distance between athletes must be maintained.
            • Athletes and Spectators must sign in prior to entering the space
            • Athletes and Spectators must wear a mask or face covering unless engaged in the activity

        Practice Requirements for Contact Athletes

        Effective July 16, 2021, all sanctioned rugby clubs are now permitted to begin contact training, in accordance with World Rugby Competition Ready GuidelinesContact training is permitted for U12, U14, U16, U18, Seniors & Masters programs. It is important that you come prepared for each practice.

        The following is a list of requirements and equipment for practicing contact rugby training with the Ottawa Ospreys RFC:

            • All contact athletes must ensure they are registered within Sportslomo for contact training (safety and insurance purposes). If you are not registered for contact training, you will not be permitted to train for contact rugby.
            • Athletes must bring a mouth guard and wear appropriate rugby clothing and footwear, before contact training and games

        2021 Outdoor Training (Programs, Locations & Times):

         

        Minors Practices

        (U6, U8, U10, U12)

        Wednesday

        6:00PM – 7:30PM

        Holy Trinity High School

        180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata, ON K2L 4A7

        Junior Practices

        (U14, U16, U18)

        Tuesdays and Thursdays

        6:00PM – 8:00PM

        Holy Trinity High School

        180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata, ON K2L 4A7

        Senior Practices

        (U19+)

        Tuesdays and Thursdays

        6:00PM – 8:00PM

        Whalen Park

        5115 Kanata Ave, Kanata, ON K2K 3K5

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