Weaver appointed as Youth Director

Weaver appointed as Youth Director

01.26.11

USA Rugby is proud to officially announce that Kurt Weaver will replace Mark Griffin as the Director of Youth and High School Rugby. Weaver has youth rugby experience as a player, coach, referee, and administrator. He will officially take the reins of the youth department in late February.

Rookie Rugby 7s Launched

Rookie Rugby 7s Launched

01.20.11

In 2009, USA Rugby launched Rookie Rugby, a non-contact version of the sport that is safe for kids of all ages. Rookie Rugby has been enormously successful, reaching over 350,000 youth players in 2010 alone. Two years later, USA Rugby is proud to announce the next progression of Rookie Rugby: Rookie Rugby 7s.

San Diego Olympic 7s Youth Tourney

San Diego Olympic 7s Youth Tourney

01.17.11

San Diego lost the USA Sevens to Las Vegas, but the sport is very much alive and creating a groundswell of youth players that are making the future of rugby in America very promising indeed.

USAR Welcomes Arizona SBRO

USAR Welcomes Arizona SBRO

12.19.10

USA Rugby is thrilled to welcome Arizona as the 27th State- Based Rugby Organization (SBRO) in the United States.

2,500 SoCal youth now “Rookie Ruggers”

2,500 SoCal youth now “Rookie Ruggers”

12.13.10

In a remarkable weeklong effort spearheaded by USA Rugby's Erin Kennedy and Kurt Weaver of RugbyOhio, Rookie Rugby was introduced to over 2,500 kids in Southern California during the week of November 15.

Youth Conference Lineup Finalized

Youth Conference Lineup Finalized

12.12.10

The final agenda for the USA Rugby 2011 Youth Conference on the Game sponsored by World Rugby Shop has been announced. Based on the lineup, this isn’t one to be missed.

USA Leave Dubai With Six Series Points

USA Leave Dubai With Six Series Points

12.03.10

USA Men’s Sevens lost its two second round games at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens in the United Arab Emirates, but coach Al Caravelli is happy with the way his team is finding its shape.

Youth Director Griffin Moves On

Youth Director Griffin Moves On

12.02.10

Mark Griffin is absolutely crazy about rugby. As a former Eagle, the Director of Youth and High School at USA Rugby, and founder and CEO of Play Rugby USA, he has a lot of rugby balls in the air. That’s why he is stepping down from his post at USA Rugby: he doesn’t want to let any of the rugby balls drop.