Washington DC Youth Rugby was founded in 2004 with the mission to reach out to under-served children in Washington DC to promote health and physical fitness and to teach valuable life skills through the sport of rugby.

The summer program accepts boys AND girls from five to 14 years old regardless of athletic ability. Washington DC Youth Rugby also supports Bell Multi-Cultural High School boys and girls rugby program located in Columbia Heights.

All of our programs are free to kids and we highly encourage parents to participate and volunteer if possible.


To all participants in the Flag Rugby Coaches Training

Thank you and welcome to our second Flag Rugby Coaches Training. We are very excited that you have joined this endeavor with us to introduce America’s fastest growing sport to your school. The purpose of this training is to teach you the basics of flag rugby and how to introduce it and coach it to your student body. We partnered with Play Rugby USA to teach the class. Their instructors do an exceptional job, not only teaching the basics of flag rugby to new people, but also how the skills and values inherent in rugby translate to everyday life. The goal is to get you up and running to have your own in-house program this winter/spring and then have all teams participate in a tournament in May, date TBD.

Training Location:
EL Haynes PCS
4501 Kansas Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011

PLEASE NOTE THE ADDRESS! They have two campuses…this is the Elementary School, NOT the Middle School. There is parking at the school.

Time: 9am – 4pm  (lunch will be provided)

The class is interactive. We will have classroom sessions and break out into groups to play a little rugby. If you are able to participate (not necessary), wear athletic shoes and athletic gear.  After the training, everyone will receive flag belts, cones and balls to get your rugby club/team started at your school.

IMPORTANT: Please fill out this survey BEFORE the class. We want to get a feel for your expectations coming in. We would like individual responses, not just one per school if possible.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6L5RB7X

Thanks again for joining us and we look forward to meeting all of you this Saturday! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Brian Mihelic

Marcus Wood