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Parent Resources

Minnesota Youth Rugby knows that all parents need important information when deciding to enter their children in new sports programs.  We’ve structured our organization to reflect the standards of established youth rugby organizations around the country and the world.  Below you will find information on safety, governing structure, the game of rugby, and important contacts.  If you have any questions, or would like to see more resources, please contact

USA Rugby Welcome

Rugby is a great option to consider for your child. USA Rugby is committed to the safety and well-being of everyone involved in the sport. Let us help you learn more about rugby and why it is the best choice for your son or daughter…



Why Rugby?

  • Rugby is full of continuous, aerobic play – keeping kids active.
  • Rugby is fun!!
  • Rugby is inclusive – Everyone plays, scores, and wins!!
  • Rugby encompasses power, agility, strength, and speed.
  • Rugby is an international sport played all over the world.
  • Rugby is the newest Olympic sport!


USA Rugby is proud to offer both non-contact and contact versions of rugby all over the United States, making it safe for all ages. Kids as young as five years old can get involved with Rookie Rugby and then progress through the USA Rugby pathway.

Want to know more about rugby?

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Rugby Governing Structure

MYR organizes youth rugby in Minnesota from elementary schools to the U-19 program.  We work closely with Minnesota Rugby Union to coordinate referees, offer certification programs and create a development pathway to collegiate rugby.

USA Rugby governs all rugby nationally with over 90,000 members, and is responsible for the development of the Men’s and Women’s National Teams.  USA Rugby is an official member of the United States Olympic Committee and the IRB.

The IRB Beginners Guide

The International Rugby Board, or IRB, is the world governing and Law making body for the Game of Rugby Union.  There are a number of tournaments under IRB control, including the Women’s Rugby World Cup, Rugby World Cup Sevens and HSBC Sevens World Series.  The principal IRB property is, however, Rugby World Cup – an international sporting event surpassed in media coverage only by the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics and the Tour de France.

Minnesota Youth Rugby Pathway

Minnesota Youth Rugby provides an opportunity for everyone in your family to participate in the game.  We offer non-contact Rookie Rugby in elementary schools and youth community centers around the state.  My Junior Rugby (Middle School) is designed as an introduction to rugby contact rules and is played in over 15 middle schools in Minnesota.  MY High School Rugby offers 4 boys conferences and three girls conferences for high school athletes in every corner of the state.