We’re a non-profit organization on a mission

To use the unique power of rugby to empower and inspire youth, primarily from underserved communities, to go forward and realize their true potential.

We use flag and tackle rugby programs to teach positive life skills to

5,500 young people each year

  • NYB

    Going Forward since 2003

    3,400 Children in 2016

  • LAB

    Going Forward since 2010

    1,200 Children in 2016

  • SFB

    Going Forward since 2012

    550 Children in 2016

Join us and help to achieve our vision of
A Better World Through Rugby

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  • Exclusive Winemakers Luncheon & Tasting

      This exclusive event in Sonoma County will benefit Play Rugby USA, which is experiencing rapid growth on the West Coast. With programs in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Play Rugby USA will have a direct impact on over 2,000 young people in California this year alone. With the World Cup Sevens being hosted in San Fancisco […]

  • Become a Youth Development Mentor

    At Play Rugby USA, we use the unique power of rugby to empower and inspire young people from underserved communities in NYC, Los Angeles and San Francisco! Our Youth Development Mentors form the backbone of our program and deliver our curriculum on a weekly basis at schools, parks, and community centers across each of our three […]

  • NY Academy Does it Again!

    We are thrilled to announce that for the fourth year in a row, our NY Academy program saw all of its seniors graduate high school on time and for the third year in a row, they’ve all enrolled in college. With a graduation rate of just over 70% in NYC, Play Rugby USA is clearly making […]

  • we're hiring

    Development Coordinator – AmeriCorps VISTA

    Use your marketing training and communication skills to build capacity of a leader in Sports-Based Youth Development in New York City! Play Rugby USA has an opportunity for an AmeriCorps VISTA to significantly contribute to our three-year strategic initiative, aiming to transform the Sports-Based Youth Development Sector through innovative and impactful programming. As a VISTA (Volunteer […]