Rattlesnakes Youth Tackle Rugby (U12-U14)

Youth Tackle Rugby

In 2016, Raleigh Rugby Football Club added youth tackle rugby. It’s a safe, fun, easy way for kids to learn and fall in love with the newest Olympic sport. While playing at our gorgeous, Bermuda grass facilities, your kids are encouraged to have fun while being groomed into being the best rugby players they can be. Our youth tackle rugby teams prepare your kids for the next level. Give your kids the opportunity to move up through the teams in our organization, and be a part of the fastest growing sport in the US.

The Rattlesnakes’ youth tackle rugby teams typically include boys and girls from 5th through 8th-grade. Our U12 and U14 programs play games against other local Triangle area teams. Minimal equipment is required and fun is expected.

Our U12-U14 tackle rugby season is in the Spring but opportunities for practice are available throughout the year. Contact us to learn more.

Fall 2017 – FREE U8-U14 Touch Practices & Jamboree

Age Descriptions:

  • U8 through U14 (1st-8th grade). Co-Ed.
  • Coaches will break up teams by age groups.

Practice Details: Thursday evenings (6PM – 7:15PM) on the following dates: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 & 11/9 at Poole Road Rugby Complex. Please arrive on time.

Jamboree: Saturday, 11/11 from 9am-11:30am. More details to come.

Mandatory Tackle Clinic: 11/11 from 1pm-3pm. Players must wear rugby shorts and bring a mouthguard. More details to come.


  • Players will need to practice in shorts & soccer cleats, tennis shoes are okay if you don’t have cleats.
  • Make sure player brings water to every practice/clinic.

Registration: Players MUST register. For questions, please email Sunny Myers.