So Why Rugby?
So you may say why play rugby? Well there are a number of reasons, but here are some for kids and parents.
Rugby Union (or Rugby) is the second most popular sport in the world (after soccer).
Rugby Union is now the fastest growing team sport in the USA.
Rugby 7s is now an Olympic sport starting in 2016!
Rugby has a tradition of competition and fair play that close to 200 years old.
Rugby is the most popular club sport on US College campuses today!
Safety first! Rules and how the game is played is done with the focus on safety at all times.
The NFL's Heads Up program is based on rugby and rugby tackling because it is safer and protects players from head injuries!
Rugby is for all body types, sizes, shape, etc. Everyone can play and contribute on the rugby field.
There are college scholarship opportunities available for rugby athletes, especially GIRLS!
Rugby is as much an endurance and mental sport as it is physical.
Coaches must be certified by USA Rugby, and that means they have met the classroom and testing requirements to become coaches!
All Referees for rugby must be certified with both classroom and on field assessment, and are reviewed and evaluated on an on-going-bases by sanctioning bodies.
Rugby equipment is basic and cost effective (mouth guard, shorts, and cleats).
Here is some food for thought.
So only 3% of US Navy Seal applicants have rugby on their resume. Of
the applicants who actually graduate and become seals...40% have rugby on their
resume! Rugby leads to success, because so much of rugby is mental, its working in a
team, and it is about discipline.