Youth Rugby


2018-19 kicks off the 16th season of Santa Monica Rugby’s youth rugby program, which has grown to include over 200 players from around Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area. Rugby team divisions range from U8 through U18 for both boys and girls. U10 and older are contact (tackle).

League play commences in January and goes through March for U8 & U10 & U12 teams, and through April/May for age grades U14 and above.

Newcomers are always welcome! Safety and fun are the top priorities as our certified coaching staff teach individual skills and team tactics. Training is usually two evenings a week in or near Santa Monica (Penmar Park & Santa Monica High School).

We also play touch rugby (non-contact) on the beach Sunday mornings year-round from 10:45am-12:30pm near Tower 27, just south of Ocean Park Blvd. (Parking: two-hours max in the $1/hr lot OR in the main $10 all-day beach parking lot.) This pickup game is all-ages (mostly 12 and up) and a great opportunity to hone your rugby ball-handling skills.

Practice Schedule 2018-19

U8-U14 Practice begins November 27
U16-U18 Practice begins December 4
Girls U14-U18 is ongoing
Coed U8:
Tu/Th Penmar Park Field 1, 6-7PM
Coed U10:
Tu/Th Penmar Park Field 5, 6-7PM
Coed U12:
Tu/Th Penmar Park Field 5, 6-7:30PM
Boys U14:
Tu/Th Penmar Park Field 5, 6-7:30PM
Boys U16:
Tu/Th JAMS (John Adams Middle School), 7-8:30PM
Boys U18:
Tu/Th JAMS (John Adams Middle School), 7-8:30PM
Girls U14/U16/U18:
Tu/Th Boys and Girls Club of Mar Vista Gardens, 6:30-8:00PM

Penmar Park – 1341 Lake Street, Venice, CA 90291
Field 1 is in the middle of the park. Street parking on Lake and Rose
Field 5 is at the West end of the park. Street parking at the West end of Lake or on Penmar.
Santa Monica High School – 601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Parking is located across 4th street in the Public parking lot.
Boys and Girls Club of Mar Vista Gardens – 4901 Marionwood Dr., Culver City, CA 90230
Oakwood Rec Center767 California Ave, Venice, CA 90291
JAMS (John Adams Middle School)2425 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Dues for 2018-19

Boys U14/U16/U18: $300
Girls U14/U16/U18: $300
Coed U12: $275
Coed U10: $225
Coed U8: (Non-Contact): $175
*Please note that age group is based on child’s age on Sept. 1, 2018. Contact us if fees are a financial hardship and we will work together.

Volunteer opportunities available.

Coaching Information

Boys and girls who play with the Santa Monica Rugby Club train under the supervision and instruction of the highly skilled coaches and athletes of the SMRC coaching staff. The SMRC coaching staff firmly believes that ALL youth players whether experienced or just beginning must be exposed to first class coaching at an early age in order to build a strong foundation. Santa Monica Youth Rugby is a unique opportunity to learn from the best rugby coaches and players in the United States.


The link below will allow you to register your player, provide contact information, medical insurance data, sign up to volunteer, electronically sign all consents, waivers and agreements, upload required documents and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. 

Please have the following information ready for upload before beginning registration:

  • Recent Photo – Photos are good for 2 seasons. If you did not upload a photo last season or you are new you will need to upload a photo. Photos must be current, shoulders up, against a solid white background with no hats or sunglasses.
  • School ID – For teams U14 and above
  • Birth Certificate or other ID i.e. Passport or Drivers License – New players only.

Registration for 2019-20 will be open in the fall

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