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General Information about Girls HS Rugby in Springfield

High School Girls Rugby Information Meeting

High School Girls Rugby is coming to Springfield! Outside the Springfield School District? That's ok! This is a club team open to all area girls ages 14+ regardless of prior athletic experience. Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA and is now an Olympic Sport. Join us at the meeting and see what it's all about! 

When: August 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Where: Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S Blackman Rd, Springfield,  MO 65809

Check out our Facebook page. If you have any questions message us through Facebook or at SpringfieldWRugby@gmail.com 

Girls Rugby in Missouri

All high school and youth rugby in Missouri is overseen by the Missouri Youth Rugby State Based Organization (SRO). 

To encourage growth of the game, high school girls play the 7s format of the game. The season takes place in the fall with several one day tournaments being played throughout September and October. The state champion is crowned in early November. 

This is an exciting time in USA Rugby. In July, the USA will host the 7s World Cup in San Francisco. The first season of a men's professional rugby competition just concluded. Every year more colleges add rugby as a varsity sport complete with scholarships. Missouri's own Lindenwood University is one of the top collegiate rugby programs for both men and women. For players who don't wish to pursue a varsity playing opportunity, many colleges also have clubs. This means a new student will automatically be connected to a group of people as soon as they step on campus.

As coaches, our main focus is to make sure we teach the girls to play the game safely and to give them an opportunity to succeed both on and off the pitch. 

Rugby's Values

World Rugby has set out a list of core values aimed at preserving rugby's unique character and ethos both on and off the field.  

Integrity

Integrity is central to the fabric of the game and is generated through honesty and fair play.

Passion

Rugby people have a passionate enthusiasm for the game. Rugby generates excitement, emotional attachment and a sense of belonging to the global rugby family.

Solidarity

Rugby provides a unifying spirit that leads to life-long friendships, camaraderie, teamwork, and loyalty which transcends cultural, geographic, political and religious differences.

Discipline

Discipline is an integral part of the game both on and aoff the field and is reflected through adherence to the laws, the regulations and rugby's core values.

Respect

Respect for teammates, opponents, match officials, and those involved in the game is paramount.

 

FALL 2017 HS GIRL'S SCHEDULE

Each Saturday is a 7s style tournament with 3-4 matches player per team.  Points earned during the first 4 tournaments create the seeding bracket for the final State Championship tournament.

Saturday     September 16             10 am kick-off        @        Liberty (North), MO

​​Saturday     September 30             10 am  kick-off        @        Jefferson City, MO

Sat/Sun      October 7/8                  Show Me Rugby Classic - Girl's 7s Tournament     @     Liberty, MO

Saturday     October 21                   10 am  kick-off        @      Independence, MO

​Saturday     November 4                MO Girl's State Championship Tournament         @      Jefferson City, MO