Rookie Rugby League Grant Info

RR League kitWhile supplies last, USA Rugby is providing Rookie Rugby League Grants for new Rookie Rugby Leagues.
USA Rugby is helping kick-start Rookie Rugby Leagues for grades K-8, throughout the country, preparing American rugby for an influx of new youth athletes from the 2016 Olympic Games. Programs will be accepted on a rolling basis based on availability.

Who should apply?

  • Anyone may apply! It is ideal to have a coach or administrative member of USA Rugby on board to help register kids and integrate the program with the local State Rugby Organization


  • Must be in an area or involved with a program which does not currently have Rookie Rugby
  • Must be for a league of Rookie Rugby, not a single team
    • Must be able to provide details of league (intended number of participants, location, and duration of league with future goals of growing the program.
  • All coaches must be Level 100 Certified and Rookie Rugby Instructors ($20 fee)
  • New Rookie Rugby League Application – Establishes new program under which all participants will be registered through our membership department.
    • This application must be submitted and completed prior to grant approval.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and plan to ensure all participants to be registered with USA Rugby as New Rookie Rugby members
  • Must complete Post-Program Survey details and media content including but not limited to:
    1. Number of participants
    2. Gender breakdown of participants
    3. Ages of kids / grades
    4. Names of Schools / Districts represented (% of free / reduced lunch program, if possible to collect)
    5. Two (2) direct statements / quotes each from guardians and participants regarding The impact of the program
    6. Photos of your program in action

Grant recipients will receive

  • 10 Balls (size choice between 3 or 4)
  • 1 Ball Bag
  • 40 Bibs / pinnies (4 colors)
  • 40 Flag belts (4 colors)
  • 20 cones
  • 1 Set each of game and skill cards
  • 1 Curriculum manual
  • 3 – 6 week coaching program manuals
  • 1 Rookie Rugby Admin Manual

$610 Value

**If your state rugby organization (SRO) pays an annual club registration fee and approves your new league to be included, the new league fee of $160 will be waived. If, however, you do not have an SRO, or your SRO does not pay an annual club registration fee, then there is a $160 new league fee which must be paid in order to establish the new program in our membership system, prior to grant approval.


For questions, please contact Sharon Moskowitz.

Log Activity

Log Activity (New)

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please provide a brief summary of the session and any additional information relevant for reporting. Things to include could be the number of volunteers present, types of resources provided, and follow-up/next steps.