League in a Bag

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.

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


  1. Rookie Rugby Club must be in progress in the USA Rugby database before applying. Club fees vary by state, contact your State Rugby Organization for help.
  2. Name new clubs/leagues “Rookie Rugby [city or location]”.
  3. All coaches must be Level 100 certified.
  4. All participants must register with USA Rugby through normal SRO channels. Please be sure the registration process is clear in the application. 
  5. The league must target a new population for your geography/organization (either a new age-grade level or gender not currently available for current members).

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)
  • Three printed 6-week coaching manuals
  • The League admin manual
  • The Opportunity to host a Rookie Rugby coaching training before their league start date when available through the SRO and USA Rugby.


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.