Rugby is one of the fastest growing youth sport in the country. Summer rugby is a great way for children to stay active in a structured and fun way. Furthermore, rugby is now an Olympic sport!
Everybody! Young boys and girls are introduced to the game via touch rugby, a non-contact version of the game. Older players have the option to play touch rugby or tackle rugby.
Rugby is a game of continuous movement, similar to soccer and basketball.
The point is to keep the ball alive, advancing it forward by passing and running to score. Touch rugby preserves this flow, and lets boys and girls, and players of a wide age range and skill level, to play together in a safe environment.
Yes in touch/tag, not in tackle. Touch/tag goes until 4th Grade.
u7 (PreK/K), u9 (Grade 1 & 2), u11 (Grades 3 & 4).
u13 (Grades 5 & 6), u15 (Grades 7 & 8), and High School up to 12th Grade. Depending on High School numbers there could be a JV team (predominantly 9/10th graders and beginners) and a Varsity side (11/12th Grade). Tackle rugby is not coed!
Registration for rugby in the US goes from 1 Sept to 31 Oct every year. Our club offers rugby year-round, thereby allowing kids who do other sports to still experience the Rugby Experience. Our registration is good for the whole year (3 Sessions).
There are many club in Rugby Virginia, some more slanted towards the TAG kids, other Tackle and High School. Most clubs are in Fairfax, Loudoun, Western Loudoun, Prince William County. The furtherest we might go is Richmond VA.
Cleats (soccer, rugby, or football); plastic molded cleats are recommended; shorts, tee-shirts, mouthpiece (mandatory for tackle); no eye-wear is allowed for tackle unless procured from approved USA Rugby source. Athletic goggles can be used in touch.
Go to our Registration Service here. Register your child/children, and complete the paperwork requirements (waivers etc) as instructed upon checkout. The Paperwork Requirements are posted here for your perusal. The cost for the season / whole rugby year is $140.00. Play the whole year or pick when you can. You also get a practice shirt, shorts, ball and socks.