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Rookie Rugby

Rookie Rugby is a safe non-contact game for beginners of all shapes and sizes, and is taught in schools and communities around the state.  The goal of Rookie Rugby is to provide a fun and active opportunity for kids to learn the rugby traditions of teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship.  So far we’ve reached over 10,000 kids and we are continuing to grow the program!

Did you know that rugby is the second largest spectator sport in the world and is played by over 4.4 million people in over 100 countries?  Rugby provides great opportunities for children of all ages and skill levels!  The MYR Rugby Continuum is a development pathway to prepare kids for the adult game.

What We Offer!

MYR offers instructors and physical education packages tailored to your school.  Minesota Youth Rugby's Rookie Rugby Program was developed using USA’s Rookie Rugby curriculum and adapted for Minnesota Educators.  

Minnesota Youth Rugby’s Rookie Rugby Program has reached over 40,000 kids in Minnesota thus far, and continues to grow.  We offer educational packages which can be tailored to your school or organization’s needs.  Our staff can run sessions with your students, or we can just get you acquainted with the basics.  To get signed up contact Sean Lindersmith at:

USA Rookie Rugby Resources


 USA Rugby’s Rookie Rugby Club has all the resources you will need to start at team at your school or in your community!  At you can download the guidebook, demonstration outline, brochures, educator presentations and Rookie Rugby games.  Or, read about the basics of the program here:

Check out Rookie Rugby in Action!