• SYA will hold “Transition to Tackle” clinics starting May 2nd in preparation for the summer season• Practices will be Tuesday & Friday, 5:30-7:00 at Popes Head Park (& some weekend activity based on availability)• SYA will continue to offer 5th-6th co-ed Tag (and will support 7th-8th co-ed Tag as interest grows)
Player safety is of utmost concern. Practices will be ~2x/month working on the fundamentals and technique while having some fun. We'll coordinate schedules with everyone and kids will be able to come as often as they are able.
For safety's sake, tackle rugby separates boys and girls team. For girls that want to play tackle, Rugby Virginia offers something called "assemblies" where girls from all clubs arrive at a designated game and form teams at the field. As girls rugby isn't as widespread as the boys-side, most programs cannot field a complete team, but nearly all programs have a few girls that want to play. SYA wants to ensure these girls have this opportunity and is partnering with other clubs to make this happen! Please consider yourself welcome to participate and learn about what is in store!