Southwestern Youth Association Sports

Teacher Resources

In preparation for the 2017-2018 school year, approximately 100 FCPS PE teachers were provided instruction how to incorporaterugby-based activities into their PE curriculum.  Using the Rookie Rugby professional development course, instructors demonstrated the connection between rugby, the FCPS Standard of Learning, and the elementary pacing guide.  Teachers, representing elementary, middle, high school and special needs schools across the county, went through a series of fun, rugby-based activities that showed the progression of skills development and gave them an idea of which activities to incorporate in their curriculum.

Downloadable Resources:

Equipment Needs:

  • Elementary: size 3 ball for kindergarten through 2nd/3rd grade, size 4 ball for 4th-6th grade (~$15-20)
  • Middle & High School: size 4 ball (size 5 ball can be used for competitive play)

Videos Online:

  • Rookie Rugby Promo (video)
  • The power of youth rugby! (video)
  • Flag rugby explained (video)

Find a youth rugby program near you! @Rugby Virginia


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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