Youth Rugby

Mystic River Youth Rugby – Give it a Try!

Information: Craig Weeks

Mystic River Youth Rugby runs its youth rugby programs at Pine Banks Park on the Melrose/Malden town line.

Summer 2022 Registration is NOW OPEN!!

You’ll also be able to register through the links we’ll have posted on the Mystic River Rugby Club and Mystic River Youth Rugby social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

Rookie Flag Rugby

When: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm, beginning Monday, 6/13/2022 and concluding on Wednesday, 7/27/2022. We will also have games and jamborees scheduled on Saturdays over the course of the summer.

Who: Boys and Girls leaving grades K-6

Cost: $65/player. Registration fee includes registration with Massachusetts Youth Rugby and a team T-shirt.

Middle School Flag Rugby

Mystic River Youth Rugby will continue to try forming a co-ed 7th & 8th grade flag division for players who are interested in playing rugby, but not in tackling.

When: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm, beginning Monday, 6/13/2022 and ending Wednesday, 7/27/2022. We will also try to have games and jamborees scheduled some Saturdays over the course of the summer season.

Who: Boys and Girls leaving grades 7 and 8

Cost: $65/player. Registration fee includes registration with Massachusetts Youth Rugby and a team T-shirt.

Middle School Tackle

When: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm, beginning Monday, 6/13/2022 and concluding Wednesday, 7/27/2022. We will also have games scheduled on most Saturdays over the course of the summer.

Who: Boys and Girls leaving grades 7 and 8

Cost: $80/player. Registration includes a Mystic Youth Rugby warm-up shirt.

Note: Players will also need to register with Massachusetts Youth Rugby prior to their first game and bring a mouth piece to all practices.

We also offer full contact rugby for high school aged boys. For more information click here.

Mystic Youth Rugby has now become a summer tradition at Pine Banks Park! The program is primarily aimed at introducing local children to rugby, and to provide them and their parents a greater understanding of the sport. Our Rookie Rugby program is all about children having fun and running with a ball. The major reason for our continued success is that it’s a LOT of fun! Unlike some other sports, rugby gets every child actively involved. This is wildly attractive to kids who have spent long days in an outfield or goal box waiting for something to happen. Everyone touches the ball in rugby and everyone can score points.

Our middle school tackle program is designed to teach new and experienced players the basic contact skills that they’ll need in order to participate safely in full contact rugby. As with our flag program, the emphasis is placed on fun and participation.