FPYC Rugby Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child? Go to www.fpycsports.com for online registration. This registration site will work for both Spring and Summer registration

 

FAQs Spring Rugby

Who can play spring Rugby?  All boys and girls from grades 5 to 12 are eligible to play.  FPYC fields both girls and boys teams.  Boys are divided among these different teams: Youth (5th-6th grades), Middle School (7-8th grades), and High School.  Girls are teamed in a Middle School team and a High School team.

Is playing experience required? Not at all.  Rugby is an easy game to understand and play.  We welcome new players.  Coaches are certified by USA Rugby to teach the game.

Will I sit on the bench?  No.  Rugby is a participation sport that strives to have everybody play.  If you come to practice, you will play.

When is the spring season?  The season starts in March and ends at the end of May with the Rugby Virginia High School State Championship. Coaches may schedule pre-season conditioning and also pre and post season tournaments. Please check with your coaches.

How often do we practice?  All teams practice at least twice a week. Games are usually played on Saturday mornings or early afternoon.

What equipment do I need?  Rugby is played with cleats (soccer or rugby), rugby shorts, socks, jersey (game jersey provided by the team), and a mouthpiece.  Additional equipment can be purchased (padded shirts, scrum caps, etc.) but is not required.

Who can coach high school rugby?  Rugby Virginia requires that all Head Coaches be certified by USA Rugby.  Coaching certifications are offered a couple of times a year in the Mid-Atlantic area.  All of our coaches are certified by USA Rugby.

How do I register my child with USA Rugby? Go to this link for online registration.

 

FAQs Summer Rugby

Who can play summer Rugby?  Everybody! Young boys and girls are introduced to rugby via “tag rugby” (2 hand touch), a non-tackle version of the game where the fundamentals are taught.  Tackle rugby is also offered from 5th grade to high school.  Tackle rugby is not co-ed.  Watch this 5 minutes video on youth rugby.

Tag Rugby? What’s the point?  Rugby is a flowing game of continuous movement, similar in this respect to basketball or soccer. The point is to keep the ball alive, moving it forward by running and passing. This is a much more important aspect of the game than big hits at all levels of the game. Tag rugby preserves this flow in a way that allows girls and boys, and kids of wider age ranges, to play together. Many adult teams play tag rugby as part of training.

What age groups play tag rugby? Generally, children from 7 to 10 years old.

Age group for tackle?  FPYC starts offering tackle rugby to children 11 years old and up through high school. High School players are still eligible the summer after their graduation.

When is the Summer 7s season?  FPYC starts practice in June.  The season is completed by the last weekend of July with a tournament.

When are practices for summer rugby?  Practices are twice a week.  Check with your coach for more details. Games are usually played Saturday AMs.

What equipment do I need?  Rugby is played with cleats (soccer or rugby), rugby shorts, socks, jersey (game jersey provided by the team), and a mouthpiece.  Additional equipment can be purchased (padded shirts, scrum caps, etc.) but is not required.

Who can coach high school rugby?  Rugby Virginia requires that all Head Coaches be certified by USA Rugby.  Coaching certifications are offered a couple of times a year in the Mid-Atlantic area.  All of our coaches are certified by USA Rugby.

How do I register my child with USA Rugby? Go to this link for online registration.