Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
USA Rugby has recently wrapped up their annual youth conference on the game. Over the course of the three-day conference, more than 100 youth and high school coaches and administrators gathered among their peers to take in a series of presentations ranging in subject matter from State-Based Rugby Organizations (SBROs) to safety in the scrum and tackle to developing all-star athletes and administering a league.
With the subject of the SBRO’s ripe in everyone’s mind, it is a good time to actually point out who are our state based organizations. USA Rugby currently has fourteen SBRO’s in operation with many more on their way. The purpose of the initiative is to build organizational structures that increase the growth of youth and high school rugby in the USA. The USA Rugby strategic plan has identified varsity recognition as a goal and, in line with high school athletics, aims to form administrative structures around states. This is one of the most exciting ventures USA Rugby currently has going. The developement of youth and high school rugby will lay the foundation for future generations of rugby players that that will have opportunities to play that haven’t existed before.
Here are our current SBRO’s. They have also been separated out on the Youth/HS/U19 Links page.