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Youth Rugby in Denver

Glendale’s Infinity Park has been the home of world-class rugby programming for more than a decade. During that time, the organization has not only produced highly competitive, championship winning teams, but also fostered deep community ties and passionate fans and supporters. With the emergence of the new professional league, Major League Rugby, those ties will only grow stronger.

Rugby Epicenter

Robust Youth Programming

More than ten years of growth have seen Glendale’s rugby clubs make major investments in local family and youth programming, with regular expansions coming alongside the ever-increasing popularity of rugby. Glendale is the epicenter of youth rugby in Denver, with a host of programs for youth participants from kindergarten through high school. Glendale Youth Rugby offers a true pathway of participation, empowering participants to enjoy rugby throughout their lives.

Glendale Youth Rugby

Character-centric Culture

Values-driven Programming

Glendale’s coaches have spent years developing a host values-driven programming that progresses from teaching fundamentals to high-level skills. Glendale Youth Rugby’s programming is the premier for youth rugby in Denver, fully embodying the sport’s inclusive ethos and character-centric culture of sportsmanship. Youth programming in Glendale also entails outreach, including after-school events and teaching rugby basics in PE classes, with the intention of bringing rugby to a wider audience.

Children and their families will feel welcome at Glendale Youth Rugby, with respect a cornerstone of rugby tradition, and safety incorporated into every aspect of instruction. With the added benefit of introducing youth to approachable, positive role models, participants can learn from the pros and then return to Glendale to watch those players compete against the best teams in the country. With an emphasis on access and affordability, Glendale Youth Rugby ensures more people can take advantage of all the sport’s lifestyle offers. If you are looking for youth rugby in Denver, look no further.

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REGISTRATION Fees

2022 fees include USA Rugby membership and liability insurance, as well as Rugby Colorado membership.  Jerseys are a separate cost. See details below.

  • U8: $175
  • U10-U12: $210
  • Middle School Boys: $210
  • Middle School Girls: $210

USA Rugby and Rugby Colorado Registration

The 2022 Glendale registration fees include your USA Rugby and Rugby Colorado Try League dues. 

USA Rugby Dues are $10 for Flag and $25 for tackle and are only paid once annually. USA Rugby membership will be valid through 8/31/2022.  

Rugby Colorado 2022 Try League Dues are paid per season of participation and are $55 for U8 and $70 for U10-U15. 

UNIFORMS

Each player will need to purchase a 2022 Try League jersey separate from the registration costs.  Players will also need red socks and black shorts, which can be purchased from GYR.  

Once a player has their jersey, they will not need to purchase another one until they outgrow it or move up from Flag to Tackle.  Jerseys are yours to keep. 

  • Tackle Jersey: $45
  • Flag Jersey: $25
  • Shorts: $15 & Socks: $5

Socks and shorts are available for purchase or you can use any red athletic socks and black rugby shorts.

 

RULES BY AGE GROUP

Rules of Try League:  

 

 

 

    Schedule

    Practice time/days: 5/2-6/22/2022

    • 5-7 year olds practice Mon/Wed 5:00-6:15pm
    • 8-15 year olds practice Mon/Wed 5:00-6:30pm

    Practice location: Glendale Infinity Park

    Games:  TBD by Rugby Colorado

    • May 21, 2022 - City Park, Denver  - WEEK B 
    • May 28, 2022 - Goose Gossage Park, Colorado Springs - WEEK A
    • June 4, 2022 - Turner Middle School, Berthoud, CO- WEEK B
    • June 11, 2022 - Marshdale Fields, Evergreen, CO - WEEK A
    • June 18, 2022 - Goose Gossage Park, Colorado Springs - WEEK B
    • June 25, 2022 - Pleasantview, Boulder - WEEK A
      • WEEK A:
      • U8 Coed Kickoff: 9am
      • U10 Coed Kickoff: 10am
      • U12 Coed Kickoff: 11am
      • Middle School Divisions: 12pm
      • WEEK B:
      • Middle School Divisions: 9am
      • U12 Coed Kickoff: 10am
      • U10 Coed Kickoff: 11am
      • U8 Coed Kickoff: 12pm

    AGe Breakdown

    Please note: 5 year olds must have participated in 2021’s Fall After-School Rugby and/or 2022’s Spring After-School Rugby, be enrolled in Kindergarten, and be 5 on May 1, 2022.

    • U8 coed flag – ages 5-7
    • U10 coed tackle – ages 8, 9
    • U12 coed tackle – ages 10, 11
    • Middle School girls tackle – ages 12, 13 and 14
    • Middle School boys tackle - Open and Light Division

    COVID-19  STATEMENT

    Glendale Youth Rugby will be implementing Covid-19 monitoring and mitigation as part of our program risk protocols.  That will consist of daily staff and participant temperature check, symptom checker, and on-site Athletic Trainer who will be helping manage. There will also be regular sanitizing of equipment, hand-washing stations, and other mitigation strategies.  Program size will be limited based on recommended guidelines.

    All families will need to sign a Covid-19 waiver as part of the registration process.

    Glendale Youth Rugby operate under the allowable Arapahoe County guidelines and restrictions and Rugby Colorado Return to Play Guidelines.

    Per Rugby Colorado Guidelines, it is recommended that all participants  have one parent/guardian who has completed the World Rugby Covid-19 Player training (https://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/covid-19-courses) prior to participation. )

     

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