Youth Rugby

Mystic River Youth Rugby

Summer 2024 Registration Link!

USA Rugby Registration Link!

When: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6/10/2024 – 7/24/2024 @ 6:30pm–8:00pm

Where: Pine Banks Park on the Melrose/Malden town line. You can park at Pine Banks Rugby Lot (via Main St.) or adjacent to Pine Banks Dog Park via Sylvan St.


Rookie Flag Rugby

Who: Boys & Girls leaving grades K–6 (ages 5–12)

Registration: $65/player total ($30 for USA Rugby/Massachusetts Youth Rugby Registration + $35 for Mystic River Youth Rugby T-Shirt & Tournament Costs)


Middle School Tackle

Who: Boys & Girls leaving grades 7–8 (ages 12–14)

Registration: $80/player total ($45 for USA Rugby/Massachusetts Youth Rugby Registration + $35 for Mystic River Youth Rugby T-shirt & Tournament Costs).

Note: Players in tackle rugby will also need to register with Massachusetts Youth Rugby (MYRO) prior to their first game and must bring a mouth piece to all practices.


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


Tournament Schedule:

  • Sunday, June 25th – Island 7s (Newport, RI)
  • Sunday, July 9th – Witch City 7s (Salem, MA)
  • Sunday, July 16th – Wrentham 7s (Wrentham, MA)
  • Saturday, July 22nd – MarshVegas 7s (Marshfield, MA)
  • Saturday, July 29th – Bay State Games (Weymouth, MA)


If you have any questions or you’re interested in participating or having your children participate, feel free to contact the Director of Mystic River Youth Rugby, Mikey Rudzinsky.


Mystic Youth Rugby has 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.


Pay electronically with:

Venmo: @MysticRugby
PayPal: Mystic River Rugby Club –

OR Make Checks Payable to:
Mystic River Rugby Foundation
Benjamin B. Wallace
Grimes and Company Inc.
110 Turnpike Road, Suite 100
Westborough, MA 01581