USI Rugby welcomes high school students (U-19) to come and practice with the team. Here are a few of our intentions, and why we want to partner specifically with high school students:
Michael Bingham, Head Coach
Ben Gallant, Club Advisor
Ben has worked with the USI Rugby club since 2012 and provides financial and administrative guidance as one of the coaches. He also helps with leadership training and facilitating relationships between the team and our school administration.
We practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm, and every Saturday from 11am-1pm when we don't have a game to play.
RESTRICTIONS: Practice generally consists of drills, endurance training, and touch rugby. Players under 18 will not be allowed to participate in any official games, practices or tournaments where full-contact rugby is played.
Membership: To become an Auxiliary Member (this is the category that high school students fall under), please complete the steps below as soon as possible, pay your dues, and you're set!
A note about dues: Annual club dues for Auxiliary Members are $40.00, and dues are required by the end of the first month of the fall semester. You can also choose to pay each semester ($25), in which payment will be due by the end of the first month of that semester.
Please know that no one will be denied membership or participation because of difficulty paying club dues. If you would like to setup a confidential payment arrangement, you may contact our Treasurer, Ben Gallant or our President, Tyler Pipes.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message!
Parents: we know that you might have some questions about rugby. We would love to meet with you in person so we can answer any of those questions. Send us a message and let us know when you would like to meet with one of our coaches or our executive board.
USI RUGBY GEAR:
*Cleats: (called rugby boots)
*If you have a pair of cleats from a different sport, make sure there is no toe cleat. You are allowed to use cleats with a toe cleat, if you carefully cut it off with a knife.
Practice Rugby Gear: