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SYA Rugby – A fun, positive sports experience for boys & girls

Now in our fifth year, the SYA Youth Rugby Program (with over 100 kids!) offers both non-contact and tackle versions of the sport.  The two-hand touch variety, called “Tag”, is sevens-style rugby for boys and girls in elementary school.  Two-hand touch Rugby is a fun and exciting form of non-contact rugby that requires no prior knowledge of the game – just a willingness to learn and have fun! Making its debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rugby Seven’s is a high-scoring game that emphasizes teamwork, communication and mutual support. The tackle rugby program is for 5th-8th graders who are ready for the more physical, traditional form of the game.  At SYA, we teach the “shoulder leverage tackle” method, taking the head out of the tackle, to produce better tacklers and help prevent injury.

This is an exciting opportunity for boys and girls to get outside and stay active, safely be exposed to a seriously fun sport in a competitive environment, develop abilities that will carry over to other sports, and develop positive character attributes. Compared to other sports, rugby emphasizes technique and teamwork over power and individual abilities.

Summer Registration EXTENDED through May 31!  Don’t delay, sign up today!


SYA Welcomes CYA Families:CYA Chantilly Logo In a bit of a departure from traditional rivalries, SYA and CYA have formed a joint sports venture to enable families in Centreville, Clifton, and Chantilly to participate in the game of rugby.  CYA hasn’t had a rugby program in a couple of years yet many kids have expressed an interest in playing.  Our family-friendly program works for each community as practices are conveniently located and for families with multiple children, all practices and games are held at the same time/location.

Be on the leading edge of the fastest-growing team sport in the US over the last five years, try rugby, and bring it back to CYA!  #GrowingTheGame

Free “Intro to Rugby” Clinic (Free!)

  • When?  Sunday, May 21 from 3-4:30pm COMPLETE
  • Description: Summer sports are a great way to keep kids active and engaged. SYA Rugby has prepared special ‘Introduction to Rugby’ clinics where kids and parents can learn about the game, run around with friends and generally have a great time! The clinics are free and open to boys and girls in grades 1 – 8.

Summer Season Registration

  • When?  June-July, August as available.  Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pmRegister Button - Red
  • Who’s it for?  Two-hand touch programs are for Boys & Girls in 1st through 6th grade, the Tackle program starts in 5th grade.
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We’re looking for players, volunteers, coaches of all ages, and sponsors looking to give back to the community.  For questions about the game and to learn more, please email  Click to like us on facebook/SYARugby or follow us on Twitter @SYARugby


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SYA Office Location: 5950 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville, VA 20121 | SYA Mailing Address: Southwestern Youth Association, P.O. Box 471, Centreville, VA 20122 Phone: (703) 815-3362 | Fax: (703) 815-2180 | E-mail: | Designed by GroupNet Solutions