The Dutch Rugby Union youth age groups are as follows:
Guppen (< 6 jaar)
Turven (< 8 jaar)
Benjamins (< 10 jaar)
Mini’s (< 12 jaar).
Cubs (< 14 jaar).
Junioren (< 16 jaar).
Colts(< 19 jaar).
The youth teams train every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6pm – 7:30pm.
Guppen and Turven only train on Thursday evening from 6pm – 7:30pm.
After shower/change of clothes most of the youth/TBM’ers have dinner in the club house at Thursday evening.
Costs etc will be communicated at the beginning of the season
A pair of sports shorts or long trainers depending on the weather, a sturdy shirt or rugby jersey (plus something for under it if cold) and rugby or football boots (no metal studs allowed with the TBM’s) are enough to get you going.
A mouth guard (commonly known as a “bitje” in Dutch) is required for all training sessions and matches. You can buy one in the AAC club house for €5. The mouth guard needs to be prepared for use the first time round, so bear in mind that as a one off you’ll need a few minutes for that.
Once you’ve build up your rugby skills and feel confident about it you can join in and play for your team. The matches are normally played on a Saturday morning within the provincial regions North Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland (Almere). There are no matches during the school holidays.
We expect both players and supporters/parents to show respect to one another, to our opponents and to the ref on and off the field at all times. Unfair or dirty play is not tolerated.
Everyone is welcome to come try out rugby a few times for free.
Club membership for the youth depending on the age group (this includes NRB – Dutch Rugby Union membership fees). The costs will be communicated before registration.
Costs for diner will be communicated at the beginning of the season.
AAC rugby outfit
Our AAC match outfit can be bought at the club.
Can be paid by pin only.
For questions or more information please contact Youth Coördinator.