Experience the fast-paced excitement of a new sport great for all the kids in your family! SYA offers both non-contact and tackle versions of the sport providing opportunity for boys and girls to enjoy a safe, outdoor activity.
The two-hand touch variety of the game, called “Tag”, is an exciting form of non-contact rugby that requires no prior knowledge of the game – just a willingness to learn and have fun! SYA will be offering Tag Rugby from Kinder through 4th grade. The Tackle Rugby program is for 5th-8th graders who are ready for the more traditional form of the game. Also for this season, we will be offering as a "Trial Season", that 3rd and 4th graders have the option of trying the Tackle version. If the kids and/or parents feel it is too much for them, we can revert them back to the Tag Rugby version. 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 safer tackling methods.
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.
Additional details and registration information is available here.