Strength and Conditioning
Enhance Footwork and Become a Strong Runner
Prepare to play rugby in college and beyond
Knoxville Youth Rugby is Knoxville’s local rugby program for middle school, and high school boys and girls that focuses on development of rugby skills and skills that also translate to other sports including footwork, the effective use of hands in contact and catch/pass, and safe and efficient tackling. The academy and participants are registered with USA Rugby, the Tennessee Rugby Association and the Smoky Mountain Athletic Club.
To participate, players must complete the 4 registration steps below. Only once all these steps are completed can they participate in competitions. Typically, rugby occurs year round with seasons in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Fall consists of Olympic Style 7’s which is a high paced athletic style of rugby. Summer also consists of more fun 7’s tournaments. Spring season consists of rugby Union Style 15’s which is 15 vs. 15 for 60 minutes. All games are typically played on Saturdays with 7’s tournaments lasting most of the day and 15’s matches starting in the middle of the day, time permitting. If you have any questions, please use the contact form on the front page and indicate which team you want your player to participate in!
The Academy practices are held at the Tennessee Rugby Park (8051 Oak Ridge Highway) on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Please reach out to the contact form to get specific times with your respective age group!
Registration for the Knoxville Youth Rugby
If you are interested in playing, please complete the 4 steps in registration below. In addition to the online registration, the season dues will need to be paid at the square site before the player is able to participate in contact. Finally, a player physical and final Academy agreement is required. We are trying to move to fully online, so scanned copies sent to the coaches are preferred.