Q: I’ve heard rugby described as ‘football without pads’ – is this accurate?
A: Football is a sport that originated from the game of rugby but it is a much different game. Rugby is a very controlled game with a lot of rules in place to keep all players safe on the field. Although rugby players do not wear pads, they are taught proper techniques to keep players safe on the field.
Q: How can my son/daughter try the sport without getting thrown into a full contact game?
A: Contact a local rugby program and attend a practice. Cascade Rugby can help with contacting the closes program to you. Flag or Touch rugby can be played indoors and outdoors in schools or communities. Many kids start playing touch or flag rugby in P.E. class and move into contact programs after learning the basics.
Q: How much will it cost for my child to play rugby?
A: Rugby is one of the lowest cost options for children in the U.S. Costs will vary across programs and offerings. Please check out our Registration page for details on pricing for our current programs or under youth programs tab.
Q: How does Cascade Rugby protect its athletes?
A: Cascade Rugby believes in putting a player’s safety above everything else. Cascade Rugby requires that all non-contact rugby coaches complete USA Rugby's Level 100 Coaching Certification, which includes a Player Protection Package and a Background Check. All contact coaches must complete a USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Certification, which also includes a Player Protection Package and a Background Check. All coaches also take an annual concussion course.
Additionally, with every player registration our parent organization, USA Rugby, provides Third Party Liability Insurance and Rugby Accident Insurance. We feel that providing these levels of protections keeps our athletes safe and enjoying the game.
Q: Who do I contact to get started with rugby in my backyard?
A: Youth and High School rugby is run at the state level through USA Rugby's State Rugby Organizations....that's us! Sign up on this website or email at president@CascadeRugby.org
We can help connect your to a program in your community or do the leg work to launch a new program in your own home town.
Q: When does the season occur?
A: Youth and High School rugby is a spring sport. Youth rugby 2021 will start the second week of march and end the second week of May. Games are played on Saturdays.
We know that being a sport parent is a tough job - being there for our children is a full time job in itself. We want to offer you the chance to get off the sidelines and get in the game by becoming a rugby coach or referee! There are great opportunities to become more involved in the game we all love.
BECOME A RUGBY COACH
Great rugby parents make great rugby coaches! Fill out our volunteer interest sheet on the home page and we can get you going -OR- email
BECOME A RUGBY REFEREE
The easiest way to learn more about the game and stay involved in your son or daughter’s rugby game is by refereeing. Cascade Rugby covers the cost for fifteen new referee certifications a season. Learn more by filling out the interest sheer -OR- email