Smoky Mountain Athletic Club

Dedicated to Supporting the Growth of Rugby in East Tennessee


Tackle rugby program fielding teams for Middle School (U-12 and U-14), High Schools girls, and High School boys across the Knoxville community that focuses on development of rugby skills and skills that also translate to other sports including footwork, the effective use of hands in contact, catch/pass, and safe and efficient tackling.

Youth (K-5th) programs play Rookie Rugby – a brand of flag rugby – it is a safe, non-contact, easy to play game for both boys and girls of all ages! The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and minimal equipment is required.

A privately funded multi-field rugby facility in East Tennessee built and managed by the Smoky Mountain Athletic Club. Academy and Youth Rugby practices and games are hosted at this location.