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
What is a Community Agreement and why is it one of the first things Play Rugby USA does in all of our programs at the start of the school year? The Community Agreement is a set of guidelines that the entire group must agree upon. It helps set expectations of behavior and gives the students goals to work towards. Our Youth Development Mentors (YDMs) help their students form the document, but essentially […]
These are some highlights from our training session at Pier 5 in Brooklyn! We also asked some of our Play Rugby Academy students to say what they love about playing rugby!
On September 21, Beat the Streets New York invited Play Rugby USA to join their 2nd Annual Coaches Seminar at Polly Prep in Brooklyn, NY. Play Rugby USA’s Senior Program Director, Kip O’Rourke-Brown, facilitated a session covering program design with a focus on teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills alongside of sports skills. This was […]
On Friday, September 15th, Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards generously opened their home and hosted a fundraiser for Play Rugby USA. It was a perfect Sonoma day with over 40 people in attendance to wine, dine and raise money so that we may provide programs for even more young people; helping them excel at school, […]