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The next session begins in March! Sign up today!

Youth Rugby Summer Program

The Smoky Mountain Athletic Club will continue its Youth Rugby Program in March with Rookie Rugby. Rookie Rugby is the USA brand of flag rugby. Rookie Rugby is a safe, non-contact, easy to play game for both boys and girls of all ages! It is played in schools, parks and recreation leagues, and community organizations across the country. The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and minimal equipment is required. Older kids (middle school) will slowly migrate to a more traditional brand of rugby that will introduce safe tackling while still stressing fundamentals that will prepare them to play when they get in high school.

Age Group
The SMAC Youth Program is open to all elementary and middle school kids (Kindergarten to 8th Grade). 

Dates and Times
Sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.  The 8 week program will begin Tuesday, 3/24 and conclude 5/16. Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions will focus on skill development and games will be played on Saturday mornings.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

All Rookie Rugby / Youth Rugby events take place at the Tennessee Rugby Park located at 8051 Oak Ridge Highway in Karns.

Enrollment fee of $50 per child will include a t-shirt and rugby ball.

Register Today!

Registration for the SMAC Summer Youth Program is managed through the Tennessee Rugby Association player registration system powered by SportsNgin.  Parents can do all registration and fee payment from this site.  

See Below.

When it asks for the team simply put SMAC.  Once the grade is populated a selection for Rookie Rugby will be available at the bottom of the registration page. 


Gabe Woodson