Age Grade Law Variations - Regional Roadshows

Regional Coaching Conference 2018

Age Grade Law Variation Review & 2018-19 Trials

As part of the implementation of the Technical Blueprint 'The Scottish Way', a set of age grade law variations (AGLV) for mini and youth rugby will be trialled during season 2018-19.

The principle behind the trial AGLVs is to provide a playing format with building blocks to the 15-a-side game that allows players time to get to grips with the basics of running, evading, catching and passing the ball before tackling and contact skill are gradually introduced – which we believe will positively impact on player safety.

Through the trial period (starting on August 1st 2018), Scottish Rugby will undertake a match analysis project to determine the impact of each trial in comparison with the current set of AGLVs, as well as asking coaches, referees and players for their feedback.

These trials will communicated via a series of regional roadshows in June – dates below.


The roadshows should be attended by mini and youth convenors, directors of youth rugby, club coach coordinators and lead coaches.


Tickets for this event are FREE . To register, please select the 'BOOK NOW' link at your chosen venue to complete an online form. 


Venue, Date & Time


Edinburgh Napier - BOOK NOW

Thursday 14 June (6.30pm-8.30pm)

Borders & East Lothian

Selkirk RFC - BOOK NOW

Monday 18 June (6.30pm-8.30pm)

Glasgow & The West


Wednesday 20 June (6.30pm-8.30pm)


Kings College (Aberdeen) - BOOK NOW

Thursday 14 June (6.30pm-8.30pm)


Stirling University - BOOK NOW

Monday 18 June (6.30pm-8.30pm)





For enquiries, please contact [email protected]

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