Youth Rugby

YOUTH RUGBY TEAMS

REGULAR SEASON

Our Youth rugby team divisions range from U8 through U18 for both boys and girls players from around Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area. U10 and older are contact (tackle).  Age group is based on the players age on September 1, 2020.

Youngers practice starts in early November.  League game play commences in January and goes through March.  U8, U10, U12 & U14 teams fall under the Youngers time frams

High School practice starts in December. League game play commences in March and continues through May.  High School is broken into two age grades U16 & U18.

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 & John Adams Middle School).

BEACH TOUCH

We also play touch rugby (non-contact) on the beach Sunday mornings year-round from 11:00am-12:45pm 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.

SKILLS CLINICS

In 2019 we started holding free skills clinics on Sundays with other local youth rugby clubs. All levels are invited to join in.  Upcoming clinics are March 21, 2021, April 18, 2021 and May 16, 2021.  All clinics will be at John Adams Middle School.  9:45-11:30AM.  Contact youthinfo@santamonicarugby.com for more details.

SUMMER 7s

Each summer SCYR organizes various 7s tournaments in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties hosted by different teams.  The tournaments usually begin in Late May and run through early July.  SMRC participates in 2-3 of the closer tournaments if there is team interest and coach availability. 7s practice usually begins in early May and there is a low fee associated.

PRACTICE SPRING 2021

All age groups U10-U18 have begun practicing
 
Coed U10 – U14:
Tu/Th Penmar Park Field 5, 4:45-6PM
 
Boys U16/U18:
Mondays – TBD
Thursdays – Penmar Park Field 5, 4:45-6PM
 
FIELDS

Penmar Park – 1341 Lake Street, Venice, CA 90291
Field 1 is in the middle of the park. Parking Lot on Lake St.
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

Volunteer opportunities available.

Santa Monica Rugby is a volunteer run organization.  We would not be a club without our volunteers. We need volunteers to help with large jobs like coaching, refereeing and team management as well as smaller jobs like field setup, promotions, ride sharing, raffle organization, gear and jersey laundering. The opportunities to volunteer are practically endless and can be tailored to meet your needs.

We also offer volunteer opportunities for your middle and high school youth who may need to earn school “Service Hours”.

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.  All our coaches are USA Rugby Certified and have taken the US Olympic committee Safe sport and Concussion classes.

Registration

The link below will allow you to register your player, provide contact information, medical insurance data, 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 must be current, shoulders up, against a solid white background with no hats or sunglasses shot as a portrait
  • School ID – For teams U14 and above
  • Birth Certificate, Passport or Drivers License for proof of age

Registration Link:

Registration is currently closed.  Please check back in September.

Contact Us

Email: youthinfo@santamonicarugby.com
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