League Starter Grants

RR League kitFor a limited time, USA Rugby is providing starter League-in-a-Bag 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.


  • Contact your SRO to set up a Rookie Rugby Club.
  • League must target a new population for your organization (either a grade level or gender not currently available).
  • All participants must register with the SRO as Rookie Rugby members.
  • Apply here
  • SROs must run a Rookie Rugby training session for all league coaches.
  • All coaches must be Level 100 certified.

Accepted partners will receive:

  • League in a bag: ball bag, bibs, flags, cones, and 10 balls. (Designed for a 4 team league of 40 players)
  • Rookie Rugby coach training through the SRO
  • Three printed Coaching manuals
  • The League admin manual

Log Activity

  • 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.