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    You’re invited! Join us at these Winter tournaments throughout March.

    This year we’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary of Developing Youth Through Rugby! We began our first after-school rugby programs in public schools in 2005 and a decade later we’ve worked in partnership with over 250 schools and mentored over 10,000 underserved, urban youth nationwide! We’ll formally commemorate this milestone on Tuesday May 12th at our […]

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    Play Rugby USA makes a splash at Vegas 7s

    Play Rugby USA had impressive representation at the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas last weekend! Several Youth Development Mentors (Sean, Marcus and Nate) took the field with The Northeast Rugby Olympic Development Academy. Our own Director of Coach Development, Dom Wareing, lent his expertise and helped guide the team to an impressive 5-1 record, losing in the final […]

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    Registration is OPEN for Community Club Programs!

    The Spring Season for Manhattan RFC is now open for registration! This program brings together players from all over NYC to play on a team built around a rugby based youth development framework. There are 3-tackle sides open for registration as well as our first ever ALL-GIRLS flag rugby team made up of some of […]

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    YDM Spotlight – Sam McCarthy

    Our coaches work with over 4,500 children each week nationwide, but they do a lot more than just coach! They build vital connections with each participant to amplify program outcomes and improve each child’s experience. They’re at the heart of our program so we re-imagined them not as coaches but as Youth Development Mentors (YDMs) helping students develop positive character traits and […]

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    Academy players learn financial literacy with First Republic Bank

    The Play Rugby USA Under 19 Academy is a high performance select side in NYC. Players are selected based on the 4 A’s: Academics, Attendance, Attitude and Athletics. Its purpose is to not only develop players on the field and provide pathways to the top levels of rugby, but most importantly to help them develop excellence […]

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    Congratulations to our official SnapCall contest winner!

    Rugby meets American Football On Sundary the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks during Superbowl XLIX, but it wasn’t just die hard football fans glued to their TVs and twitter feeds. Rugby fans across the nation watched excitedly to see Ohio State Rugby Player Nate Ebner defend for the Patriots against the Seahawks who […]

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    HS flag league has players pleading for more games, more teams, more competition!

    Last October we launched the first ever High School Flag Rugby league in NYC! Eight boys teams and four girls teams competed in the 3 month season and played for the championship over three Sunday tournaments. This is one more step towards filling in the pathway for our participants, opening up as many playing opportunities […]

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    225 Middle School Students Showcase Rugby Skills

    RFK Ambassador Global Leadership Academies hosted 225 Beyond the Bell (BTB) Middle School boys and girls on Saturday January 24th, representing 33 teams from across Los Angeles. An impressive 116 girls and 109 boys played in their second flag rugby tournament of the fall season – the delayed event was due to BTB having so […]

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    Rugby4Good training with Washington DC Youth Rugby

    Over the weekend our Coach Education team traveled to Washington D.C. to work alongside Washington D.C. Youth Rugby delivering a 1 day Rugby4Good workshop to physical education teachers from throughout the D.C. area. 23 coaches attended the workshop which combined classroom theory with practical sessions where coaches put into practice new methods and techniques for effective coaching. The workshop […]

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    Learning about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Our Junior Sports Leadership Academy is our multi-sport after school program where students also receive academic support services. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day our JSLA students started a new program, which will extend into the next few weeks, to learn about the Civil Rights movement and the the individuals who contributed to […]

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    YDM Spotlight – Ski Bailey

    Our coaches work with over 4,500 children each week nationwide, but they do a lot more than just coach! They build vital connections with each participant to amplify program outcomes and improve each child’s experience. They’re at the heart of our program so we re-imagined them not as coaches but as Youth Development Mentors (YDMs) helping students develop positive character traits and […]