Summer Registration – Closing Soon!

Registration for our Summer Rugby season is now open!  Offering bothnon-contact “Tag” rugby for boys and girls (currently grades K-6+) and the more traditional tackle rugby (grades 5-8), SYA and CYA offer a unique team-based sport to play this summer.

The two-hand touch variety of the game, called “Tag”, is sevens-style rugby for boys and girls in elementary school.  Two-hand touch is a fun and exciting form of non-contact rugby that requires no prior knowledge of the game – just a willingness to learn and have fun! Making its debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rugby Seven’s is a high-scoring game that emphasizes teamwork, communication and mutual support.

The tackle rugby program is for boys and girls currently in 5th-8th grade who are ready for the more physical, traditional form of the game.  At SYA, we teach the “shoulder leverage tackle” method, a technique which takes the head out of the tackle and is rapidly being adopted by football programs to teach better tackling and help avoid injury.  (Learn more…)  

Playing either version of the sport is an exciting opportunity for boys and girls to get outside and stay active, be exposed to a seriously fun activity in a competitive environment, develop abilities that will carry over to other sports, and develop positive character attributes. Compared to other sports, rugby emphasizes technique and teamwork over power and individual abilities.



Announcing Fall Flag Rugby Clinics!  FREE!

Registration for our Fun Fall Flag Rugby season is now open!  Our non-contact clinics are ideal for boys and girls (K-6) looking for something to do on Sundays afternoons.  Sundays-only play, no practices during the week.  Flag rugby is now taught in many PE classes in FCPS schools and SYA is proud to be the first to offer it in the state of Virginia!  Its an exciting time to play! 

The first two clinics are FREE, just show up & bring a friend, or email rugby@syasports.org for more information.

SYA Flag Rugby Clinic

  • Location: Rock Hill Park
  • Address: 15150 Old Lee Rd Chantilly, VA
  • Date: Sept 16 & 23 (Sundays)
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm

Who are they for?

  • Boys & Girls, of any ability, K-6th grade
  • All age groups practice same time, same location

We’d love to include your family this Fall, register @ syasports.org or learn more @ SYA Fall Fun League.  Know someone on the fence?  We encourage kids to bring their friends just to try out the sport.  We know they wanted to try this summer, no more excuses!

For more information, or if the weather turns, email rugby@syasports.org or visit the SYA Rugby Facebook Page.  


Improved Comm

NEW!  Improved communication!

Are you finding it increasingly difficult keeping track of your kids things in multiple sports/activities?  No longer will you have to dig through email for practice information or upcoming events.  Bookmark this page www.syarugby.org/blog and stay up to date with current events for SYA rugby and check out the SYA Rugby Google Calendar for updated practice, games, event schedules  and directions (link it to Outlook & other calendar applications with this link).   In-season, less-frequent emails will be sent out with summarize practice times, weekend outlook with links to the web blog & calendar – use the method suits you best!

By providing a choice of tools that best fit your needs, families will be informed without having to dig for information or feeling overwhelmed.

Registered families should be using TeamSnap to report their availability for the weekend games by Tuesday evening.

Games this weekend! (Saturday, June 30)

Tag games this weekend are at HOME at SYA SportsPark.  Expect a lot of rugby and significant playing time for your child!  The boys Tackle team will be in Great Falls with Vienna.  Schedule will be posted when available – please indicate your availability on TeamSnap by Tuesday evening.

Where are they?

SYA Tag Games

  • Location: SYA Sports Park
  • Address: 26626 Bull Run Post Office Road, Centreville, VA
  • Arrive for warmups no later than 8:45am
  • The first SYA game is at …


SYA 5th-6th Grade Boys Tackle Games

  • Location: Great Falls (behind the library) (9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls VA 2206)
  • Be there for warmups: TBD
  • Game(s): …

Summer Regs

Summer Registration is now open!

SYA is excited to announce registration is open for summer rugby.  The competitive summer season provides fast-paced excitement during the summer months as our tackle & tag teams prepare for the Rugby Virginia State Tournament. Click here to register or click here to learn more.

Practices, held twice/week in the evenings (Tue/Thu), start the early June and games will be held Saturday mornings through July 22-23rd.  Families are strongly encouraged to finish off Spring sports, attend any summer camps, and schedule summer vacations.  We understand the stress of other commitments, do not let time conflicts be the reason not to play rugby.



A fundraiser at Glory Days Grill was held earlier this Spring with families, friends, and coaches from the SYA rugby and football programs coming out in support of both sports in our communities.  Check out the video that combines pictures from each weight class in football and each grade level in rugby.  Good stuff!

Glory Days Grill is our favorite place for a family-friendly dinner.  When you visit, please remember to save your itemized receipts and give to one of your rugby coaches.  Each receipt submitted gives 10% of the total bill back to the rugby program!


Rhino Tackle Rings have arrived!!!

The video shown is an early draft of just some kids getting together to run some evasion drills.  We’re going to put out a series of short videos to help promote the sport.  Beyond that, we intend to use these videos emphasize how SYA is making safety a central part of our training, instructing players on the fundamentals of safe tackling techniques and show how much fun it can be in the process.  

Thank you Tom Healy for his personal contribution!  A long-time supporter of youth sports and former SYA Football Commissioner, we couldn’t have purchased these without his help!  We’ll be sharing these with SYA Football in the offseason to let those players enjoy the benefit.





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Office Location:
5950 Centreville Crest Lane
Centreville, VA 20121
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 471
Centreville, VA 20122
Phone: (703) 815-3362
Fax: (703) 815-2180
E-mail: admin@syayouthsports.org