Our Fall session got underway on Thursday, 7th September. We will be going weekly: practice very Thursday and Saturdays - which will be Clinics, Scrimmages or Tournaments against teams in the Northern Virginia or Maryland areas. Our annual MedStar Tournament 2023, benefiting the Adaptive Sport Program at MedStar Hospital in Washington DC, is scheduled for Sunday 19 November.
We will be on our usual field behind the library (9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls). Thursdays at 5:30-7pm, and Saturdays at 2pm-3:30pm, unless otherwise indicated.
Our programs are open to all Players, Coaches and Referees. All age groups, U6 to High School, boys and girls. Rugby here is a year-round sport! The main focus is on the Spring Session, which is from January (pre-season) to mid-May. This is 15-a-side for Tackle players, and the usual FIT Touch for the Tag players.
We are still fully committed to the Fall and Summer Sessions, which will be more focused on 7-a-side rugby, teaching & specialized coaching, clinics, special guests, small tournaments and a lot of fun!
As always, rugby is FREE TO TRY, feel free to come on out to give it a go for a few practices. And no, it is NEVER TO LATE TO JOIN!
Tackle players are broken down into 3 groups. It is usually girls and boys separately, however, girls can play in the boys tackle teams if they so desire (except High School). TAG players can play up to u12 tackle.
u12, u14, u16/JV and High School
Tag/non-contact players are broken down into 3 groups. All age groups are Coed. Can play up to Tackle.
u6, u8, and u10
Rugby Year Time-Line at Great Falls/McLean
The rugby year runs from 1 Sept to 31 August the following year. We play year-round but the focus is on the SPRING SESSION. The rugby year is divided up as follows: