23Rugby NorCal is expanding its foundation with the addition of Rookie Rugby Leagues in the region. Rookie Rugby is USA Rugby’s brand of flag rugby, which is a safe, non-contact and easy way to play the game for both boys and girls of all ages. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn.
By adding these leagues, Rugby NorCal will start growing the grassroots of rugby in the region by providing a new sport to Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, Parks and Rec Departments, and bringing in a new generation of rugby players. Rookie Rugby is not only about learning the sport and the skills required, but providing the players an opportunity to learn about leadership, teamwork, and global perspective through uniquely planned training sessions and worldly fun facts.
Rugby NorCal has begun to lay the groundwork in creating Rookie Rugby leagues by holding a Rookie Rugby Course Leader Training session, which took place in Vacaville and included administrators from local rugby clubs, Boys and Girls Clubs and sports facilities. By participating in this course, the attendees became Rookie Rugby Course Leader certified, and can now be advocates for the organization and run their own educational courses for coaches, administrators, parents, and anyone wanting to coach and teach Rookie Rugby. Rugby NorCal is extending its reach in hopes to create many leagues in the Bay Area, Napa/Sonoma and Sacramento Valley, and Central Valley, while still focusing on the main goal of Rookie Rugby, fun!
If you are interested in finding a club near you for your son or daughter to try the great game of rugby, check out our website (www.rugbynorcal.org), or email Rugby NorCal Executive Director at email@example.com or Operations Manager, Marti Blum at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on the sidelines!