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Try Rugby USA, a partnerhip between the British Council and Premiership Rugby will be coming to Houston, March 13, to hold a free coaching clinic at Rice University in conjunction with London Irish, Tiger Rugby, Saracens, and USA Rugby. Houston is fortunate to be on their roadshow. So, take full advantage of the opportunity. Registration is available at here.


Program Vision


Try Rugby USA is a capacity-building program for coaches, clubs and players designed to bring together, develop the skills, and inspire the US rugby community to build sustainable pathways to introduce the sport and its values to youth.


Program Objectives

Try Rugby not only supports the development of the game but also demonstrates the social impact that can be delivered through rugby.

Core objectives of the program include:


•    Creating effective and sustainable

rugby youth development through

rugby ecosystems

•    Increasing participation, particularly of

young people, as players, coaches, referees and club members through training, vocational and enterprise


•    Showcasing rugby as a meaningful social development tool to positively impact U.S.


•    Conducting research, identify best practice, and provide an environment for knowledge

sharing and collaboration around rugby for change

•    Connecting the U.S rugby community in new and innovative ways


Program Outcomes


1. Rugby clubs will have sustainable models for youth outreach programs and club


2. More community coaches, referees and youth mentors are certified and working on

youth outreach in their local communities

3. More youth, especially girls and minorities, have developed social and emotional skills

through learning rugby

4. Clubs, players, coaches and communities are networked across the U.S. to support

rugby at all levels


Program Expansion


Up to 200 rugby clubs will be recruited in 10 metropolitan areas to participate in a three-year capacity building program. Clubs will be a combination of local independent rugby clubs and university college rugby teams.