Rugby is a great option for your son or daughter, giving them the opportunity to play a game that will teach them how to be a leader on and off the field. We know that there can be concerns with placing your child in a new sport, which we hope to help within this parent section. Check out the great resources for gaining more information on rugby.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PARENTS
Football is a sport that originated from the game of rugby, but it a much different game. Rugby is a very controlled game with a lot of rules in place to keep all players safe on the field. Although rugby players do not wear pads and protection, they are taught the necessary skills to stay safe and successful on the field.
Flag rugby is a great option for kids of any age to try the sport without any contact elements. That is why at Baton Rouge Youth Rugby our programs start with touch or flag for all players.
Rugby is one of the lowest cost options for children in the U.S. We even have scholarships available. Baton Rouge Youth Rugby will never turn a child who wants to play away for financial reasons.
USA Rugby believes in putting a player's safety above everything else. USA Rugby requires that all rugby coaches register and complete our Level 100 Coaching Certification, which includes a Player Protection Package and a Background Check. Additionally, with every player registration USA Rugby provides Third Party Liability Insurance and Rugby Accident Insurance. We feel that providing these levels of protections keeps our athletes safe and enjoying the game.
USA Rugby has put together a helpful guide of expectations for rugby parents. Check it out here!
All Baton Rouge Youth Rugby practices are conducted in accordance to USA Rugby return to play guidelines.
Finally, the Rugby community is a unique group of individuals (and a group of unique individuals) who dare to try something different… a legendary game that mixes strength, speed and agility. A game that will forever welcome athletes of all shapes and sizes. Successful rugby does require fitness, but first and foremost it requires that special person who’s ready, willing and able to give it a go.
Baton Rouge Rugby Football Club and Louisiana Rugby are established 501c3 organizations. All donations and sponsorships are tax deductible.