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Rookie Rugby


Although rugby is indeed a competitive contact sport, it  is a safe sport. If you happen to be concerned about your child playing this sport without helmets and pads,you should be aware that initially we will be focusing on the rules of the game and what better way to learn than by playing Rookie Rugby


Rookie Rugby, (touch rugby), is USA Rugby's brand of flag rugby! It is designed to give players a fun, safe, and exciting rugby experience. The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn and minimal equipment is needed!


Rookie Rugby is the non-contact version of rugby that has been developed for schools and communities to introduce their young athletes to a fun sport! Play is free-flowing and continuous, with running, passing, and scoring!


Flag or two hand touch may be used, Rookie Rugby is designed for boys of all ages, and curriculums have been created for different age groups. 


Rookie Rugby promotes TEAMWORK, HEALTH and FITNESS, excellent SKILL, and FUN!!


Athlete Benefits of Rookie Rugby:

  • Emphasis on continuous activity
  • Promotes health and wellness
  • teaches respect for self and others
  • Enhances motor skill development
  • Encourages good sportsmanship