Youth Rugby


2017-18 kicks off the 15th season of Santa Monica Rugby’s youth rugby program, which has grown to include over 250 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 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 Santa Monica (Clover Park, Penmar Park, Airport Park, or 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.


1) Complete online registration

2) Submit copy of current insurance card to Team Manager

3) Complete hard copy of Code of Conduct and submit to Team Manager > Code of Conduct PDF

4) Pay dues online (via registration) or in person to Team Manager (see dues chart below)

5) Submit Head Shot to Team Manager. Headshot must have a blank background and be from the chest up.

6) U14/U16/U18 – submit copy of current school ID to Team Manager (must be done each year)

New Players ONLY
7) Submit hard (or electronic) copy to Team Manager of either
a) Passport
b) Birth certificate AND photo I.D.

Register for the 2017 season!

Practice Schedule 2016-2017

Coed U8 – Tu/Th Penmar Park Field 1, 6-7PM, Starting 12/6/16
Coed U10 – Tu/Th Penmar Park Field 5, 6-7:30PM, Starting 12/6/16
Coed U12 – Tu/Th Penmar Park Field 5, 5:45-7:30PM, Starting 12/6/16
Boys U14 – Tu/Th Penmar Park Field 5, 5:45-7:30PM, Starting 12/6/16
Boys U16 – Tu/Th Santa Monica High, 6:30-8:00PM, Starting 12/8
Boys U18 – Tu/Th Santa Monica High, 6:30-8:30PM, Starting 12/1
Girls U14/U16 – Tu/Th Santa Monica High, 6:30-8:00PM, Starting 12/8

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 – Parking is located across 4 th street in the Public parking lot.

Dues for 2017

Boys U14/U16/U18: $300
Coed U12: $275
Coed U10: $200
Coed U8: (Non-Contact): $150
Girls U14/U16: $300

*Please note that age group is based on child’s age on Sept. 1, 2016. Contact us if fees are a financial hardship and we will work together. Volunteer opportunities available.

Coaching & Contact 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.

You can reach our coaches with the information below: