Yet another report is touting the rapid growth of rugby participation in the United States. Bloomberg says the Sports & Fitness Industry Association's U.S. Trends in Team Sports Report, released earlier this week, has rugby as the fastest growing team sport in America.
The report shows rugby growing by 81-percent from 2008-2013 and lacrosse growing by nearly 66-percent, while basketball,... Read More
A new rugby documentary is in the works. Try is about a high school rugby program in a rough part of Fresno, Calif., where a volunteer coach has helped positively impact the lives of his players. It caught the eye of the Huffington Post, and the sizzle reel for the film is below.
(Submitted by Ted Kunkel)
North Bay Rugby CLU in Aberdeen, MD offers rugby for all ages and both genders. The Youth touch summer program (organized 16-years ago) teaches boys and girls, starting at age seven, the basic principles of the game, but most importantly, the love for the sport. Over 100 youngsters are involved in this summer program.
The young children eventually move up to the North... Read More
The XV Facts To Tell Your Parents About Rugby
Your size is perfect for at least three positions.
Playing rugby in high school increases your chances of playing the sport in college. (Almost every college in America has a rugby club for men and many for women.)
Many college programs count rugby as a bona fide extracurricular activity.
Rugby teaches safe tackling, football promotes collision... Read More
Team USA’s boys finished the Youth Olympic Games 1-4, in second-to-last place, and winless in the pool rounds. Their only win came against Japan after all hope of medaling, in other words finishing in the top half of a six-team event, were gone.
The girls went 1-2-1 in the pool rounds, scooping up their only win against in-over-its-head-Tunisia. The Americans ended up with a better point... Read More
The USA U20 Women lost 51-5 to the U20 side from Canada in London, Ontario.
The second contest is Saturday, August 23, in Sarnia, Ontario, at Norm Perry Park starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 (Canadian)
Canada girls finished second to Australia in the Youth Olympic Sevens in Nanjing.
United World Sports announced Thursday its partnership with NDP Championships in creating The Sevens Championship. It’s the first formalized 7s championship for school-age teams in the United States.
NDP is a very large, successful lacrosse tournament organization and a branch of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), which runs the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, its flagship... Read More
One major, international sports event is so under the radar that, probably, you’re reading about it for the first time in Rugby Today. It’s the second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in Nanjing, China, from August 16 to August 28, 2014 for youth under 18-years old.
For the first time, rugby sevens will be included, as these games mirror the Olympic entries for Brazil in 2016 when... Read More
The New Jersey State Based Rugby Organization (NJSBRO) is backing the expansion and perpetuation of youth rugby through American Flag Rugby (AFR). The NJSBRO aims to serve as the umbrella organization that will oversee the development and growth of all youth AFR programs in the state.
AFR will enter its 16th season of existence since its inception during the summer of 1999. It all started with 25... Read More