We recognize some parents are a *little* nervous while others are completely comfortable and while others are anxious to get started - let's meet in the middle and not rush things by addressing parental concerns and continue our emphasis on safe play.
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!