Big Red Rugby's Rookie Rugby Program is a non-contact, introductory program that fosters skill development in small numbers on a small pitch.  The game is made up of two 15-minute halves, with a 2-5 minute halftime in between.  Players work as a team to move the ball forward until one player can run over the goal line and touch the ball to the ground with two hands.  This is called grounding the ball and will result in a score, which is called a try in rugby.  Rookie Rugby uses flags to simulate tackling and simplifies many aspects of the game, making it a fun and safe activity for all ages.  

Click here to read the Big Red Rugby Guidebook

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About rugby

The game of rugby is said to have been created in 1823, when William Webb Ellis "with fine disregard for the rules of football (soccer) as played in his time at Rugby school, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the Rugby game".  Today, the official Rugby World Cup's trophy is named the William Webb Ellis Cup.  

Rugby is a diverse sport for men women, girls and boys.  Big Red Rugby follows the traditions of rugby's core values and upholds the high standards of sportsmanship, ethical behavior and fair play.  Most importantly, Big Red Rugby prioritizes the safety of all players. 


Register your child

As an athlete, improving the fundamentals of every aspect of your sport becomes critical the further your athletic career grows.  In order to prevent unnecessary limitations to your career growth, it is essential to have a sound foundation of core techniques.  Big Red Rugby teaches children these core techniques in a safe, fun, educational environment that will prolong their safety into their high school and college athletics.  

Head over to our Registration page to get signed up for the 2019 season.