Rookie Rugby is the US brand of flag rugby. Rookie Rugby is a safe, non-contact, easy to play game for both boys and girls of all ages! It is played in schools, parks and recreation leagues, and community organizations across the country. The rookie rugby rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and minimal equipment is required.
Our Rookie Rugby curriculum satisfies the National Standards for Physical Education as outlined by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
Kids are four times more likely to play a sport if they play it in P.E. classes and after-school programs first. Because of this we want to see a flag rugby unit taught in every community based programs in the area!
In our program, student;
Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
The game of Rookie Rugby w/flags (for new participants) is played with flags to replace the action of tackling. Rookie rugby is the preferred method to introduce rugby. If no flags are available, the game can be played as two hand touch; however, flags are always the better option. Later on, students may play a tackle version of the game.
Rookie Rugby is played in schools, parks, recreation leagues, and community organizations across the country. The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and minimal equipment is required.
Easy to play.
All types of rugby are free flowing and continuous. Players will work as a team to move the ball across their opponent’s goal line to score a try.