Youth Rugby in Alexandria:
Alexandria Rugby coordinates youth touch and tackle rugby in the spring, summer and fall. In the spring we run an instructional touch rugby league, assist several local elementary schools with after school touch rugby clubs and field U13 and U15 aged tackle rugby team that competes in the Rugby Virginia youth league against teams from throughout Virginia. In the summer we field both touch and tackle teams to compete and travel around the state and the DC Metro area, and in the fall we host an in house "Fall Fun League" for our players.
Touch rugby is coed and is offered to boys and girls ages 5 - 13, tackle is gender-specific for kids ages 11 and over. We start the youngest children off with touch rugby, a seven-a-side version of the sport that focuses on fun, fitness, and skill building while promoting the concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship. The tackle rugby program is a modified version of the full contact game that structures the game in a safe fashion to promote fun, skill building and inclusion.
We are always looking for volunteers to help organize, coach and ref matches, especially the touch version (which is a pretty simple game so no rugby experience is necessary to help). Please consider giving some time - the kids really appreciate it!
Registration forms can be found on AR's online registration site contact AR's Youth Coordinator, Fred Wixson .
Youth rugby is a fun and safe way of introducing our youth to the sport. More information about youth rugby can be found on the USA Rugby website, the governing body for the sport in the United States.