USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations

USA Rugby Releases 2012-2013 Club Eligibility Regulations All member teams and players will be held to the Eligibility and Competition Regulations posted on the USA Rugby website. In event of any ambiguity in these guidelines, members are to seek an official interpretation from the Eligibility Committee. Definition of a Qualifying Competition has been incorporated throughout […]

USA Rugby Member Accident Insurance

USA RUGBY MEMBER ACCIDENT INSURANCE Link to USA Rugby Website WHO IS COVERED? All registered members of USA Rugby, including athletes, coaches, officials and referees. WHAT IS COVERED? Accidental injury that occurs at USA Rugby sanctioned activities. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Excess Accident Medical Expense: $25,000 Deductible, with Primary Insurance: $1,500* Deductible, without Primary Insurance: […]

USA Rugby Improves Coach Certification Standards

USA Rugby Improves Coach Certification Standards USA Rugby has updated what it means to be a registered rugby coach in the United States. Beginning with the 2012-13 membership year, all USA Rugby members that register as a coach will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive USA Rugby Player Protection Package as part of their […]

West Reduces High School/U19 Dues for 2012

The Western Rugby Union Executive Committee has recommended to the Board of Directors that annual dues for high school and U19 players be reduced from $15 to $5 per player effective immediately (January 30, 2012). The review was prompted by the fact that USA Rugby has discontinued the high school and U19 championships and that […]

USA Rugby Membership Registration Now Open

USA Rugby membership registration for 2011-2012 has opened. The USA Rugby membership fee now includes $10 for personal accident insurance. Total registration rates are: > Senior and Referee $45 > College $40 > High School/Youth $30 Western Rugby Union dues are collected in conjunction with USA CIPP and are: > Senior and Referee $25 > […]

West players on USA U-20 Women at Nations Cup

The West will be represented by Colleen Carey (University of Colorado), Mackenzie Lewis (Mesa State College), Haley Anderson (Summit County), Amelia Bizer (Woodlands H.S., Texas), Jacie Vonada (South Dakota State), and Hannah Price (alternate, Summit County) on the USA Rugby Women’s U-20 team that will be competing in the Nation’s Cup. The team is coached […]

Korvick, Allbritton, and Ostberg selected to USA High School All-American Team

Richard Korvick (Junior Blues RFC, Kansas City, MO), Taryn Allbritton (Alliance RFC, Arlington, TX), and Christian Ostberg (Stony Point HS, Round Rock, Texas) have been selected to the USA Rugby 2011 Boy’s High School All-American team that will tour South Africa in July 2011. Michael Engelbrecht (Dallas Harlequins) has been named an Assistant Coach. Congratulations […]

IRB – Key Areas Memo

See the attached “key areas” memo from the iRB. IRB 110601 PO Key Areas Memo

USA Rugby Coaching Clinics – Little Rock

The Little Rock RFC will be hosting USA Rugby coaching certification clinics, “Introducing Rugby” and “Developing Skills” in Little Rock, AR on July 30 & 31. Go to their website and scroll down for registration and hotel information. The local contact is Wilma Keller at

USA Rugby – Game Management Guidelines

USA Rugby has published the new Game Management Guidelines effective May 2011. Game Management Guidelines – USA Rugby May 2011