At Orca Youth Rugby everyone is welcome.
Looking for an empowering and exciting new activity for your son or daughter? Then rugby is for you!
Designed to develop both beginners and experienced players of all skill levels, we train boys and girls ages 6 to 18 (high school) to play one of the most challenging and enjoyable sports in the world - rugby!
Guide to rugby
Know what a ruck is? how about the player positions? Read our quick guide to rugby to learn about the game and help you understand it.
Health and safety
Every players health and safety is our primary concern. Although we believe rugby can be played in a safe and fun environment, it is a contact sport and we do want to work together with players and parents to minimize injuries and lasting effects of injuries. All of our coaches are USA Rugby certified to ensure that all players are coached to the highest standard and looked after.
One of the best ways to learn about rugby is to watch videos.
What is rugby?
The second most popular team sport in the world (played in more than 110 countries), rugby is a fast-paced, ball-handling game. Running, kicking, passing, catching and tackling are prominent, and all rugby players handle the ball.
Rugby is excellent training in many ways. The physical benefits are obvious: developing endurance and agility from open field sprints back-to-back as well as the explosive power needed for tackling and wrestling for the ball. The mental benefits are less obvious, but far more valuable and long-term – benefits such as self-confidence, teamwork, discipline and many more.
The best way to learn about rugby is to come out and join us for a practice or two and check out what we do. Feel free to ask one of our many certified coaches or other parents there, why they let their kids brave the pitch, rain or shine.