Our common goal is to develop rugby. As a potential new club or start-up, it may seem daunting to get a youth or adult program started, or to put together a program that will successfully engage children and adults, and encourage them to continue playing rugby. Or, for new players (and parents!), it could be a little intimidating to start a new sport like rugby.

This page should hopefully help you get started on the basics of rugby; for start-ups there is some info to get you going and grow a program, and new players will find something to help you understand some basics and ease you into the game. For established players there is something for you as well to help you improve your skills. We like to think of ourselves as a family, lets work together to build our rugby communities!

The typical Rugby Program emphasis should be on Fun, Learning, Camaraderie & Teamwork, and Personal Development in a Safe Environment. Building a rugby culture, player by player, and providing a rewarding rugby experience to boys, girls and adults of all ages.

Take a look at some of our resources to the right   

Question for potential start-ups (School/School PE Programs, After-School, Clubs, etc)

Is rugby expensive to run? Easy/difficult? Well, no!

  • Cost-effective: Minimal Equipment (a ball and some cones!)
  • Easy to learn
  • Minimal instruction prior to exercises, requires no prior knowledge of the game to teach!
  • Level playing field - most kids have never played before, all start out with equal footing
  • Can be played in any open space; indoor or outdoor
  • No set number of players, very flexible for the gym class
  • SAFE and FUN sporting experience, NO CONTACT when playing Tag/Touch rugby
  • CO-ED: many girls play in the Rugby Virginia co-ed teams!
What do kids gain by playing rugby?
  • Conditioning
  • Decision-Making
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Hand/eye coordination
  • Technique (Safety)

Some coaching resources for younger kids (Elementary schools, PE Programs etc).
Take a look at the drop-downs below. We tried to put together a collection of sample plans, programs and presentations. Examples are for a 30-90-minute session, from 1-day to 1 week, Rookie Rugby and Elementary School. These are very flexible, and can be adjusted slightly or significantly to be used at most Youth Levels. It depends on how much time you have available. Also available are links to the Laws of the Game.


Learn about positions and how to play them. Study each position, video coaching, tips and analysis of each.
Learn how playing rugby helps football players, and other athletes
Learn the Laws, and the phases of play: rucks, scrums, lineouts, etc

What is Rugby?

Rugby is a free-flowing game that features a combination of strength, speed and STRATEGY to move a ball into an opponents territory ....

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Why play Rugby?

In rugby, every single player on the field has a specific role to play, but TEAMWORK is absolutely needed to achieve success ...

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Rugby core values

Rugby offers a number of values that are essential in everyday life. CORE VALUES such as passion, humility, respect, determination ....

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Rugby resources

Our common goal is to develop our sport. This page should help you get started and will provide some basic info necessary at all levels

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Clubs are seeking players (youth 4 yr through 18, coed, adult men & women), referee's and coaches! Help grow our sport. Use this feature to find a club near to your residence. Simply type in your zip code and clubs close by will pop up. Contact them directly or you can contact us for assistance. With our intimate knowledge of the region and what the clubs can offer, we can help you find the best solution to your or your kids' needs. We just want to help! Shoot us an email here.

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