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Youth Summer Rugby

Summer Programs

There are currently some 20+ youth rugby clubs playing in Virginia in the summer.  

During the summer, Rugby Virginia offers the following programs:

    • 7-a-side single-gender Tackle rugby (7’s rugby) at the High School level, U17 & U19

    • 7-a-side Co-ed Touch rugby (with RV Mods) at the Youth (Non-Contact) level, U07, U09, U11, U13 & U15

    • 11-a-side single-gender Tackle rugby (with RV Mods) at the Youth (Contact) level, U13 & U15

The season runs from early June and ends with the Youth Summer Rugby Tournament in late July or early August. 

Age Eligibility

See  Age Eligibility Chart



A full list of clubs and contact information is available at: Club/Team Listing .


Player Registration

Rugby Virginia does NOT directly register youth or high school athletes for rugby. 

Athletes wishing to play rugby should join a convenient member club of Rugby Virginia. 

A listing of active clubs & teams within Rugby Virginia is published at Club/Team Listing .

i  For more information contact Director of Youth Rugby .


Watch Youth Rugby Video

A brief five minute video introduction to the sport of rugby.

 Video clip


Click on the camcorder.




Laws & Modifications for Summer Rugby

Youth Summer Rugby is coached and played under a set of modifications suited to the age, maturity, and experience of athletes playing summer rugby.

The Laws & Modifications that shall be applied to summer youth rugby by referees officiating youth rugby matches played under the auspices of Rugby Virginia are available online at: Laws for Youth Rugby .

Touch Rugby

Touch: u-8, u-9, u-11, u-13, u-15. 

All touch teams are coed. 

Children play 2-hand touch “7s”rugby (7 players per team on the field).  The 2-hand touch game is the only difference from the standard game.  All the other rules apply. 

touch rugby Girls play rugby! Passing the ball

Tackle Rugby


  • boys u-13, boys u-15, boys u-17,

  • girls u-15, and girls u-17.

The modified tackle game provides kids with a safe introduction to tackle rugby.  All other elements of rugby, including scrums (uncontested) and lineouts are allowed.

There are NO coed tackle teams!