Rookie Rugby uses flags for a safe introduction to rugby!
Rugby is a great option to consider and you will be happy you did! USA Rugby is committed to the safety and well-being of everyone involved in the sport. Let us help you learn more about rugby and why it is the best choice for you as a player, or for your son or daughter, as a parent/guardian.
USA Rugby is proud to offer both non-contact and contact versions of rugby all over the U.S.A. The Rookie Rugby program is a non-contact flag version of the game, keeping it safe for kids of all ages. It is the first step in USA Rugby’s player pathway, introducing the sport in a fun, safe way for boys and girls of all ages.
Safety is Our Primary Concern
USA Rugby and YHS understands that safety is one of the primary concerns when starting with rugby, for both players and parents. We are committed to this concern and have developed a plethora of materials, trainings, regulations, and resources that ensure all players, coaches and referees remain safe in this great game.
Rookie Rugby is the non-contact version of the game. It is a great introduction to the game that helps keep kids healthy, moving and having fun. The curriculum is designed to meet national and state Physical Education standards.
USA Rugby and YHS are dedicated to the safety of rugby through:
Appropriate training and education for all coaches working with youth rugby players
Appropriate training and education for all rugby referees for management of the game
Resources and materials available on RookieRugby.com
Rugby insurance provided through USA Rugby membership for registered members
USA Rugby and YHS are proud participants in the safe sport movement, and have zero tolerance policies towards bullying, hazing, harassment and all forms of abuse. Visit usarugbysafesport.com for more information or to report misconduct.