Southwestern Youth Association Sports

Spring Schedule

Each spring, SYA holds a number of Tag & Tackle clinics to introduce the game.   Sessions are sporadically scheduled in such a way that kids can play their primary sport yet come out and try rugby.  The purpose of the clinics are two fold: (1) introduce the game to new players without significant time or cost commitment (they are FREE) and (2) provide returning players a head start on summer play.  No experience required!

  • Younger participants (rising 1st-7th graders) will be separated into age-appropriate groups and learn the basics of “two-hand touch” rugby through games-based activities.  The goal is to quickly get the ball in each child’s hands, get them running, and have fun!
  • Older participants (rising 6th-9th graders) will have the opportunity to try tackle rugby, learning how to safely make contact using “shoulder leverage” techniques.   Players of all sizes and abilities are encouraged to participate.



We’ll follow the same successful model used in the fall.  Sessions will be held every other Sunday afternoon for elementary-aged boys and girls, players will be divided by grade groups.  As some FCPS schools have started rugby in PE, there’s a lot of interest from new players anxious to play.

  • 15-30 minutes – Basics of the Game (focus on new players)
  • 15-30 minutes – More-advanced Skill Sessions
  • final 60 minutes – Scrimmage!!!


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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