This page is dedicated to providing you with announcements specific to you, as parents of rugby-playing children. It is our hope that we can provide you with links, sites and other resources to help you navigate the world of rugby.

Safety and Training 

All Barbs games are covered by a trained medical professional from Sportside Medical Services. They undergo extensive training and have clean VSC/Police Checks 

All of our coaches are certified by Rugby Canada and Rugby Ontario

All of our coaches are trained in safe rugby techniques as well as injury and concussion management

All of our players undergo baseline concussion testing before the season begins. 

At the beginning of each season, players receive concussion baseline testing. Similar to pre-season fitness testing, baseline concussion measures are important because they provide medical personnel with a benchmark of each player’s symptomatology, cognitive function, balance, and co-ordination.  In the event of a suspected head injury, these measures can be repeated and compared to the player’s baseline scores. Not only does this help indicate if a head injury was sustained, but it also allows medical staff to monitor recovery. From the player’s stand point, having a baseline is extremely valuable as it ensures that they return to play at the earliest possible date and prevents medical staff from having to simply err on the side of caution.

WATCH- Baseline Concussion Testing 

For any further questions feel free to contact our Director of Safety and Medical: Dr. Karen Chrobak 

What exactly does playing rugby entail you might wonder? Do they really have a position called a hooker? And what on earth is a scrum half?  All these questions, and the many more you may have can be answered here:

Beginners Guide to Rugby (or what every parent would like to know)

This is a pdf file from the IRB (International Rugby Board), which covers everything from a brief history of the game to the positions, types of plays to even the refs and why they blow those whistles.

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