skip navigation

Spring Tackle and FIT Touch Rugby

By Admin, 11/28/22, 3:00PM EST

Share

Register Today!

Dan Twomey Jr

Dan Twomey Jr

Rugby Commissioner

Registration Process

  1. Retrieve your USA Rugby Member ID from https://xplorer.rugby/west-end-syc-rugby/. If you didn't already register with USA Rugby for the Rugby Year that began 1 Sep 2022, you must do so at USA Rugby in order to complete West End/SYC Rugby registration. Our club is listed as West End-SYC. You will upload the USA Rugby Member ID during West End/SYC Rugby registration.
  2. Tackle players, be prepared to upload age proof (driver's license, birth certificate, or passport) during registration.
  3. Click the REGISTER HERE button at the top of this page.
  4. As always, players will be provided a Spirit Wear shirt to show off to their friends and a rugby ball for practicing at home. These items are included with your registration fee.
  5. The Gear Store package price for practice jersey and rugby shorts is $75. Add that to your registration fee(s) to arrive at the total cost to play rugby...still the best deal going! Gear store: https://westendrugbyteamstore.itemorder.com/shop/home/

We will answer your registration questions anytime at rugby@sycva.com!  There will be a mandatory Family Meeting  - 21 Feb, 730p at Irving MS  for all players plus at least one parent.

Season Dates

Start Date:  Late January
End Date: Mid to Late May
 

Regular weekday practices begin in January for U16 and 18U boys, February for U14, U16, and 18U girls, and March for all others (weather dependent). 

Scrimmages will begin on 4 Feb for U16 and 18U boys, 24/25 Feb for U14, U16, and 18U girls, and March for all others.  Matches and practices will continue until mid to late May. After that, Rugby Virginia will offer the Performance Program (aka all-stars).

We will answer your questions during our Family Meeting: 21 Feb, 730p, Irving MS! This is a mandatory event for all players plus at least one parent.

Inspired by the new year to improve fitness and skills? Check out the fitness page here.

Need some motivation? read about the Rugby Mindset here.

Age Groups

Ages as of September 1, 2022
 
  • Tag/FIT Touch: U6, U8, U10
  • Coed Tackle: U12, U14
  • Girls' Tackle U14
  • Boys' Tackle U16, 18U
  • Girls' Tackle U16, 18U

Days/Times

Start dates for Regular weekday practices are weather and age dependent.

Tag/FIT TOUCH, U6, U8, U10:  Practices typically on Thurs from 16 March  through early May at Franconia Park. Typical timing is 6 - 7pm. First scrimmage on 25 Mar and then matches usually on Saturdays beginning after FCPS Spring Break.

Coed U12 and U14 teams: Practices on Mon & Wed evenings beginning in March. Typical timing is 6 -730 pm.  Matches begin on 25 March and continue Saturdays after FCPS Spring Break.

Girls' U14, U16, and 18U teams: Practices on Tues & Thurs from    7 Feb through mid-May. Typical timing is 5 - 7pm. Matches usually on Saturdays beginning mid-March and after FCPS Spring Break until mid-May. 

Boys' U16 and 18U teams: Practices typically on Tues & Thurs  in January and February. March, April, and May practices on Mon & Wed. Typical timing is 5-7pm, depending on field permits.  Matches usually on Saturdays beginning on 4 Feb and continuing until 20 May.

Practice Location

Off-season training & early Regular weekday practices in Feb & March will be held on all-weather turf fields in the Springfield area. Please email your coach or Commish with questions. April and May practices will be held at Franconia Park.

Registration Fee

early, Thru 15 Jan

  • Tag/FIT Touch: U6, U8, U10: $69
  • Coed Tackle: U12, U14: $99
  • Girls' Tackle U14: $99
  • Boys' Tackle U16, 18U: $129
  • Girls' Tackle U16, 18U: $129

REgular, 16 Jan Thru 15 APR

 
  • Tag/FIT Touch: U6, U8, U10: $79
  • Coed Tackle: U12, U14:  $169
  • Girls' Tackle U14: $169
  • Boys' Tackle U16, 18U: $199
  • Girls' Tackle U16, 18U: $199

LATE, STARTS 16 APR

 
  • Tag/FIT Touch:  $109
  • Coed Tackle: U12, U14: $199
  • Girls' Tackle U14: $199
  • Boys' Tackle U16, 18U: $249
  • Girls' Tackle U16, 18U: $249
$20 discount for second player from same family.
$40 discount for third player from same family.
$60 discount for fourth player from same family.

 

Sports Equipment/Uniform Items

Equipment/Uniform Provided by SYC Required?
Cleats No Yes
Mouth Guard No Yes
Rugby Spirit Wear Shirt, for players to keep Yes Yes
Practice Jersey, for players to keep No Yes
Rugby Shorts, for players to keep No Yes
Rugby Socks, for players to keep Yes Yes
Team Jersey, for use during season. Yes Yes
Rugby Ball, for players to keep Yes Yes

Gear Store

In order to continue to keep rugby as affordable as possible, we are once again offering a Gear Store:  https://westendrugbyteamstore.itemorder.com/shop/home/  

Purchase your practice jersey and rugby shorts through the Gear Store.

Proper practice attire requires a practice jersey and rugby shorts. You cannot attend Regular weekday practices without them.

Socks will be provided.

Please Note: Information is Subject to Change.