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Piedmont Family YMCA

Charlottesville, VA

Youth | Rugby

We are excited to be partnering with the Virginia Rugby Football Club to deliver a skill-development program designed to introduce children to the basics of non-contact rugby in a fun and inviting environment.

WHO Boys & Girls Grades 1st-6th

The Y's rugby program has an emphasis on learning the sport, confidence building, and socialization. Participants will be broken down into the following groups by grades: 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th-6th. Sunday sessions will consist of 60-minute structured learning time/practice. Grades 3rd-6th will have additional 30-minutes for scrimmages, totally 90 minutes per session. This is a co-ed program.

Players should wear comfortable athletic clothing. Cleats are recommended, but not required.

Mouth guards are required for all players.

WHEN Sundays, March 18th - April 29th (no session on Easter)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1827

1170 River Road, Charlottesville VA


2-3pm grades 1st-2nd

2-3:30pm grades 3rd-6th


$65 Brooks Family YMCA Members

$95 Non-members

Financial assistance is available.

Program Goals:

  • Build a strong concept of team work
  • Introduce and build upon basic rugby skills
  • Provide a fun, non-competitive atmostphere for children to learn the fundamentals of rugby
  • Have fun!

Register online or in person at the Brooks Family YMCA. Registration deadline is March 10.

Questions about the program? Contact Sports Program Director, Dan Noland, at or 434 974 9622.