Registration for 2019-2020 season is open, Practices start Monday September 16th.
New players always welcome, boys and girls!
Co-ed players, ages 6 through 13, learn the fundamentals of the sport: teamwork, fitness, respect for the competition and having fun!

Coach Harmen Tjaarda

Coach Elf

2019-2020 Season
Practice will start mid September 2019 and the season will go through March 2020.
Fall season going from mid-September through early December.  Spring season starts in early January and ends with games until late February, but is followed by several friendly games.

For the 2019-2020 season, 5 co-ed Rugby teams:
- U14 Tackle (ages 12 & 13), Coaches Elf Thomas, and Mike Ballentine,  For games, girls are grouped into girl only teams at the league level.
- U14 Touch (ages 10 to 13), Coach Elf Thomas, (looking for assistance with Touch, please volunteer)
- U12 Tackle (ages 10 & 11), Coach Fred Sanchez,
- U10 Tackle (ages 8 & 9), Coach Ted Brandt,
- U10 Touch (ages 8 & 9), Coach Ryan Mink,
There are weight ranges for Tackle players, and based on it players can play up or down from their age.  Tackle players when interested can join in Touch Rugby games (no extra cost).

Practice Mondays and/or Wednesdays nights
- U10 players from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
- U12 players from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
- U14 players from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Practice at  Eldorado Park on 77th street North of McDowell. 

Games are Saturday mornings, but during the pre-season there are also a few later afternoon games. 

Club Registration: 
Tackle & Touch: $65 for the 2019-2020 year (fall and spring seasons).  
Players can attend either or both seasons.  Registration opening early August

There is a mandatory registration with USA Rugby, which also provides insurance.  USA Rugby membership for 2018-2019 was $20 for Touch Rugby and $65 for Tackle Rugby; costs for 2019-2020 are expected to be similar.  USA Rugby registration also opening early September; instructions will be provided then.

Additional costs to consider:
+  Mouth guards mandatory for Tackle players.  Prices start at $3 in local sports stores.
+  Cleats are preferred to sneakers by most players.  Soccer cleats can be purchased at any store for prices starting at $20.  
+  Uniforms: our colors are Royal Blue shirt, white shorts and blue socks.
      Tackle coaches distribute team jerseys before games and recover them at the end.
      Touch players are not required to purchase a uniform; they can wear a royal blue t-shirt.
      However the following items are available for purchase:
        +  $25 for Jerseys (Royal blue with Wolf logo), available for players to own and proudly wear
            at games and school, and friends & family to show their support.
        +  $40 for Touch uniforms (Jersey + Touch rugby shorts & socks)
        +  Tackle players can purchase sturdy Tackle shorts for $20 and socks for $5. 
        +  Youth Rugby balls (size 4) available for $15

Scottsdale Wolves Youth Rugby Team History
The Scottsdale Wolves Youth team was started in 2008 as an extension of the Scottsdale Wolves High School program.  The Wolves were AZ U13 champions in 2011 and 2012, and went on to gain additional titles and honors as the league expanded into several divisions.  We are extremely proud to be the oldest, largest and most decorated Youth Rugby team in Arizona.
Even though we are proud of the trophies obtained through the years, our main focus is to offer affordable, fun and safe exposure to rugby to the largest number of players.  We ensure that all players, regardless of skills, experience or age get play time and coaching focus.  We also pride ourselves in a big family culture with parent and supporter involvement to cheer the teams, and family picnic and game days where parents get to mix and play with kids, to join into the rugby experience through friendly touch rugby games.
The team is open to all and enrollment is not limited to a school or school district.   The objective is to introduce boys and girls to rugby through the non-contact version of the sport.  We hope for our players to embrace the fun and values of this great sport, and continue practicing it through our High School program.  The Scottsdale Youth team is tightly integrated with the other Scottsdale Rugby teams (High School and men), sharing administrative support and other resources.



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