Our Programs



Rookie Rugby is a program specifically designed to bring rugby into schools and other community based program creating the opportunity for thousands of Central Alberta children to be introduced to this amazing sport.

Originally piloted in Central Alberta this Rugby Canada program provides a platform to bring the game of rugby into our schools by providing a simple, safe and fun programs.  ORCA looks to build from the momentum of the pilot and its 15,000+ times that Central children had the opportunity to try rugby.

For information on Rookie Rugby go to www.rookierugby.ca and feel free to contact us for how to bring rugby to your school/community through info@orcarugby.org

In June of 2018 we will be offering two 'Try Rugby Days'. This is an opportunity for brand new players to bring out their friends and try rugby in game situations within an environment encouraging development and FUN! 


Try Rugby Days (6 pm ages 8-10, 7 pm ages 10-12)

Monday, June 25 

Wednesday, June 27


Monday, June 25 - Normandeau School

Wednesday June 27 - Dawson Park - Dawson St. & Davison Drive


Community rugby

Community Rugby is an new initiative to provide introduction based rugby programs in municipalities across Central Alberta. Using small-side games, community rugby will focus on developing core skills for new players looking to play rugby.

Rugby Union is a difficult and intimating game to start playing therefore ORCA's Community Rugby program provides new players the opportunity to learn the basic skills and rhythm of the sport through small-side, contact and non-contact versions of game.  Small-sided games (4v4 up to 8v8) have proven to be effective in developing skills with more catches, passes, tries, tackles, rucks and more PARTICIPATION!

Community rugby will also provide a platform for rugby enthusiasts, parents and promotors to bring rugby into the smaller communities within Central Alberta. 

In the summer of 2018 we are running a community flag rugby program; one in July and one in August. There will be 6 sessions over the course of the month, or 2 sessions each week for 3 weeks. This program will be available to children born 2006-2010. 



 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, & 26

5:30-6:30 pm

Sunday July 29 - Jamboree



Red Deer Titans Rugby Field


Predators Rugby

Predators Rugby represents Central Alberta in Rugby Alberta's regional competitions.  Our mission is to identify and develop young rugby athletes and provide them a strong foundation by prioritizing character, culture and continuous improvement.

The Predators program selects athletes from the local high school and club programs to represent Central against the North (ERU Gold), South (CRU Mavericks and Deep South (Lethbridge High Schools).  The ARC is a 15's tournament on Canada Day and a 7's tournament indoors in January.  The tournament is a part of Rugby Alberta's pathway program for selection into the AB Wolfpack programs with further opportunities for the national program.

The ARC 7’s tournament will take place at Foote Field in Edmonton January 19-20. Fees for those selected to represent Central Alberta at that tournament will be $120 and will include all on-field costs and the cost of the hotel. Travel costs are not included.



ID Camp - Friday December 14 6:30-9:00 pm and Friday December 21 6:30-8:00 pm

Practices - January 10, 15, and 17

(Boys and Girls 6:00-7:30)

Scrimmage - January 6 5:00-6:30 pm (Boys and Girls)


ARC - January 19-20 @ Foote Field (Edm)

For full schedule see 'Calendar'

For pictures and updates visit www.facebook.com/orcarugbyorg



All Trainings will take place at St. Joe’s High School


School of rugby (SoR)

Modeled around international programs of Scotland and England the SoR is specially designed to be a holistic approach to athletic development focused on five general areas of physical, mental, lifestyle, technical and tactical rugby skill development.

The SoR Program partners with the Alberta Sport Development Centre - Central to provide athletes the opportunity for regular physical trainings as mental development sessions with sports psychologists. 

SoR also has weekly training or classroom sessions teaching players the technical and tactical skills of the sport and most importantly the impact that character and positive lifestyle choices has on their pursuit of rugby excellence and life.


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