Home of Rising Stars Rugby Academy

MISSION: Providing personal development opportunities for students of all backgrounds, skills and abilities.
VISION: A space and place where each child lives beyond their physical and psychological limitations.

  1. Rugby exposes youth to a world perspective
  2. Collegiate scholarships and high school abroad programs
  3. Rugby is a community of inclusion and acceptance for youth AS IS
  4. Rugby is one of the lowest rated sports for spinal and cranial injuries.

Fall 2017 (click here)
August 19th - Registration/Parent meeting
6401 S 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042
, Room #12
No experience necessary
August 26 - Youth rugby camp (free)
Sept 2 - Referee course (paid position)
Sept 16 - Youth rugby camp & coach course (free)
Sept 30 - 1st official practice (all youth must be registered)
Oct. 7 - Flagstaff Tournament
Winter - Olympic scouting camp & combine

(October - November) Saturday schedule
  • Practice in morning @South Point High School park
8325 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042
  • Games TBD
Mr. Loren R. Broussard - Founder and Director of Rising Stars Rugby Academy

I started rugby when all my collegiate football options had ran out and track in college ended. Rugby welcomed me with open arms. I found new friends and new adventures. I spent several years with University of Arizona rugby club, being selected for several collegiate honors. Then on to the Tempe men's program and playing in national championships tournaments and winning an international tournament of $5,000. and selected for regional all-star. I played with the USA rugby league team in several world cups and playing in Moscow and U.K. to New Zealand and Australia.
LORENB2K@GMAIL.COM            480.580.2946
  • Jr Olympics region X (Track - sprinter)
  • Former USA rugby league and international athlete
  • University of Arizona rugby collegiate honors
  • Rugby league world cup tournaments: England, Australia and Russia
  • Other rugby tournaments in Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, UK
  • Bracknell, professional rugby club XV, London, Eng.
  • Tempe rugby club 7s & 15s (AZ) USA D2 2nd place 15s, 5th place in 7s
  • Red Mountain rugby 15s (AZ) USA D2 National Champs XVs

1st row, far left. (reddish hair)

Qualifications & Certifications:

USA Rugby certified coaching Level 200

USA Rugby certified referee/officiating L1

Boys & Girls Clubs Metro Phoenix Level 1 volunteer

AZ Fingerprint card

NFHS Arizona AIA 101

NFHS Creating safe and respectable environment

NFHS Sports Nutrition

NFHS Positive Sport Parenting

NFHS Heat Illness Prevention

Unified school district approved volunteer

CPR/1st Aide

CPI/CIT & Mandt training

NASPE certified curriculum

Health and Wellness coach

"I played football since I was 9 but when I tried rugby in high school,
I made more friends and traveled more than any other sport I had ever played".
John M. (AZ) high school student

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"When my daughter starting playing rugby, she wasn't confident, but by the end of her first season, she competed with her brothers'.
Tara K. (Mother in Fort Worth, TX)

I had no idea what rugby was until I started coaching. I liked how each child smiled as they ran with the ball and encouraged each other to have fun. We didn't argue very much either. (Father and coach in New Mexico)