Rugby is a great option for your son or daughter, giving them the opportunity to play a game that will teach them how to be a leader on and off the field. We know that there can be concerns with placing your child in a new sport, which we hope to help within this parent section.


Q: I’ve heard rugby described as ‘football without pads’ – is this accurate?
A: Football is a sport that originated from the game of rugby, but it a much different game. Rugby is a very controlled game with a lot of rules in place to keep all players safe on the field. Although rugby players do not wear pads and protection, they are taught the necessary skills to stay safe and successful on the field.

Q: How can my son/daughter try the sport without getting thrown into a full contact game?
A: Flag or Touch rugby is a great option for kids of any age to try the sport without any contact elements.

Q: How much will it cost for my child to play rugby?
A: Rugby is one of the lowest cost options for children in the U.S. Touch rugby cost is $150 and Tackle Rugby is $225 per season. ($50 sibling discount for the second child). Cost will include field rental, USA Rugby Registration & Cary Rugby Shirt.

Q: How does USA Rugby protect its athletes?
A: USA Rugby believes in putting a player’s safety above everything else. USA Rugby requires that all rugby coaches register and complete our Level 100 Coaching Certification, which includes a Player Protection Package and a Background Check. Additionally, with every player registration USA Rugby provides Third Party Liability Insurance and Rugby Accident Insurance. We feel that providing these levels of protections keeps our athletes safe and enjoying the game.

Q: What is my job as a rugby parent?
A: USA Rugby has put together a helpful guide of expectations for rugby parents. Check it out here!

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