Youth Rugby

YOUTH RUGBY – Youngers and High School

Our youth rugby team divisions range from U8 through U18 for both boys and girls players from Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, West LA, Westchester, El Segundo and the Los Angeles area. U10 and older are contact (tackle).  U8 is Flag. Age group is based on the players age on September 1, 2021.

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.

Youngers practice starts on November 9th.  League game play commences January 8th and goes through early March.  U8, U10, U12 & U14 teams fall under the Youngers group.

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

Youngers 2021-2022 Season (U8-U14) 

Practice: Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-7PM at Penmar Park  1341 Lake Street, Venice, CA 90291. Practice begins Nov 9th and runs through March 10.  No practice Nov 11 and 25th.

Competition: Saturdays Jan 8- March 12.  No games March 5th

Fees:  U8 – $175, U10 – $225, U12 – $275, U14 – $300.  Fee includes fields, equipment, coaching, practice t-shirt and game day socks.  Jerseys are provided on game day and returned. Scholarships and financial aid available.  Everyone plays.  Contact youth@santamonicarugby.com to inquire.

Olders/High School 2022 Season (U16-U18) 

Practice: Tentatively scheduled for Monday/Thursday 7-8:30PM at JAMS (John Adams Middle School) 2425 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Practice begins Jan 4th and runs through Mid May.  

Competition: Saturdays March 26 – Feb April 30.  Playoffs May 7 & 14

Fees:  U14 & U16 – $300.  Fee includes fields, equipment, coaching, practice t-shirt and game day socks.  Jerseys are provided on game day and returned. Scholarships and financial aid available.  Everyone plays.  Contact youth@santamonicarugby.com to inquire.

Preseason activities (U18 players have priority): UCLA Dennis Storer Classic Tournament, Olympic training center overnight in Chula Vista, Tour to Washington DC. (Separate fees apply for preseason events)

Pre-Season Youth Clinics

In 2019 we started holding free youth clinics on Sundays with other local youth rugby clubs. All levels are invited to join in.  Upcoming clinics are August 15, 2021, September 12, 2021 and October 17, 2021.  The August clinic will be at John Adams Middle School and the September and October clinics will be at Historic Belmar Park.  10:00AM-11:30AM.  Contact youthinfo@santamonicarugby.com for more details.  Registration is free.

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 to cover the tournament costs.

Year Round Beach Touch

We also play touch rugby (non-contact) on the beach Sunday mornings year-round from 11:00am-12:45pm south of Tower 27 which is just south of Ocean Park Blvd. Parking is in lot 5S, 2600 Barnard Way. (Parking: two-hours max in the $1/hr lot OR in the main $12 all-day beach parking lot.) This pickup game is all-ages (mostly 10 and up) and a great opportunity to hone your rugby ball-handling skills.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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”.

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
  • Photo of child on a scale for ages U10-U14.  Numbers must be visible
  • School ID – For teams U16 and above
  • Birth Certificate, Passport or Drivers License for proof of age

Registration Link:

https://usarugby.sportsmanager.ie/sportlomo/registration/member-registration/club/7152

Please email youth@santamonicarugby.com with any questions

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