Rugby ball. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Rugby Club is starting youth non-contact rugby for ages 6-13. Kids are taught ball handling skills, field awareness, teamwork, safety, and sportsmanship.
This level is co-ed and non-contact, and kids are placed on teams according to age, ability, and what they can play safely. No previous experience in rugby is required.
Practice is 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays starting Monday, March 13, at Upper Pueblo Fields (at the Pueblo Complex, off Diamond Drive). Registration packets and more information will be given out to parents during practice.
Feel free to come out and give it a try!
Rugby is a quickly growing sport in New Mexico. Currently, Los Alamos has both a high school age girls team (The Bombshells) and a boys team (The Nukes) that compete throughout New Mexico. Last year the Nukes, coached by Demetrio and Mateo Cardiel, won a State Championship. Rugby is usually played with 15 people on a side, but often is played with only 10 or 7 at this level. The Bombshells and Nukes have started their seasons already, but are still accepting and training players.
Cost and Supplies: $20 to the team, and a $10 Registration fee to USA Rugby, mouthguard, and running shoes or cleats. For more information text or email Danae Nielsen at 505.695.5073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.