Mission & Vision

USA Youth and High School Rugby is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organized in Washington, D.C. We are an affiliate of USA Rugby. We are the Sanctioned Governing Body for all youth rugby in the United States and its Territories. This includes community and school based programs for players ages 5 – 18.


USA Youth and High School Rugby exists to provide a fun and safe environment for the development of rugby in the United States; develop well rounded rugby community members both on and off the pitch; and be the conduit to connect the game at all levels to promote a lifelong love of the sport of rugby.


USA Youth and High School Rugby seeks to celebrate, uphold and spread the Game of Rugby and its principles.

Rugby Ethos & Principles

Rugby Ethos

Passion, Accountability, Transparency, Inclusivity and Integrity for All

The Rugby Ethos is an expression of unique values inherent to the Game of Rugby. Not only is the Game played to the Laws, but within the spirit of the Laws. The unique values of Rugby include an emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play, as express in the application of the Laws of the Game and unwritten on-pitch and social rules of the sport. From the school playground to the Rugby World Cup Final, are part of a truly unique and thoroughly rewarding experience for all involved in the Game.


  • Youth and High School Player centered decision making
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Access
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Community Participation
  • Nurturing of Rugby Culture
  • Training, Education and Development of Coaches, Referees, Administrators and Players
  • Participation in the Success of USA Rugby