Information: Nick Hildebidle
This year Mystic River will run two youth rugby programs at Pine Banks Park on the Melrose/Malden town line.
To register, please contact Youth Director Nick Hildebidle.
Rookie Flag Rugby
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm, beginning June 18th and ending July 25th. We will also have 2-3 games scheduled on Saturdays over the course of the summer.
Who: Boys and Girls leaving grades K-6
Cost: Early bird (paid before May 15) $55, regular fee $65. 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 June 19th and ending July 26th. Special preseason practices Tuesdays 6/20 & 6/27 and Thursdays 6/22 & 6/29. We will also have 2-3 games scheduled on Saturdays over the course of the summer.
Who: Boys and Girls leaving grades 7 and 8
Cost: Early bird (paid by May 15th) $65, regular fee $80. 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 and registration 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.