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Frequently Asked Questions

COMMON QUERIES

  1. Who is allowed to play and what experience is necessary?
  2. When do Oshkosh Youth Rugby programs occur?
  3. Where do you train and when?
  4. How often are the games and where?
  5. Who are the coaches?
  6. What gear is provided?
  7. What else is needed for training?
  8. What are the fees?
  9. What do my fees cover?
  10. What is the CIPP fee?
  11. Do you offer scholarships?
  12. How can I help?
  13. Other questions?

1. Who is allowed to play and what experience is necessary?

Anyone is allowed to play, and no experience is necessary. 

Players will be taught all necessary skills and proper techniques to perform appropriately and safely. 

Oshkosh Youth Rugby accepts players from all of Winnebago County and surrounding areas.

2. When do Oshkosh Youth Rugby programs occur?

1-9th Grade Tag Rugby
The season runs from the 1st or 2nd week of June until the first week of August. 

Tournaments are on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

A tournament each in Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and Appleton.

Middle School 7s Rugby
The season runs from the 1st week of March until the first Saturday in June. 

Tournaments are on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

5-6 Tournaments run mid-April to the first Saturday in June, and are played in Milwaukee, Fox Valley, Madison, and Green Bay.

Girls' High School
Spring 7s
The season runs from the 1st week of March until the end of May.

Tournaments are on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

5-6 Tournaments run April through May, and are played in Milwaukee, Fox Valley, Madison and Green Bay areas.

Fall League Season - 15s
The season runs from the 2nd week of August until the end of October. 

Games played Saturday mornings, Championship weekend, last weekend in October.

Boys' High School
Spring League Season - 15s
The season runs from the 1st week of March until the first Saturday in June. 

Games played Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, on rotation, starting mid-April, Championship weekend, first Saturday in June.

Early Summer 7s
The season runs from the 2nd week of June until the first weekend in August.

Tournaments are on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

5 Tournaments run Late June through Early August, and are played in the Fox Valley, Green Bay, and Wausau areas.

Late Summer 7s
The season runs from the 1st week of August until mid-September.

Tournaments are on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

5 Tournaments run mid-August through mid-September, and are played in the Fox Valley, Green Bay, Madison, and Milwaukee areas.

3. Where and when is practice?

All practices are held at Winnebago County Community Park.

501 E. SUNNYVIEW RD, OSHKOSH, WI 54901
COMMUNITY PARK DR, OSHKOSH, WI 54901

Most Practices are held weekdays at 5 p.m.

1-9th Grade Tag Rugby
Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Middle School 7s Rugby
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Girls' High School
Spring 7s - Mondays and Wednesdays.
Fall 15s - Monday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Boys' High School
Spring 15s - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Summer 7s - Mondays and Wednesdays.

Subject to changes

4. How often are the games and where?

All teams travel regionally between Milwaukee, Green Bay and Highway 51.

Gamedays

1-9th Grade Tag Rugby
Saturdays, mid-June to first Saturday in August.
Tournament kickoffs 9 am. 

Middle School 7s Rugby
Saturdays, mid-April to first Saturday in June.
Tournament kickoffs 9 am. 

Girls' High School
Spring 7s - Tournaments, Saturdays, mid-April to first Saturday in June.
Fall 15s - Single Matches, Saturdays, sometimes Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Boys' High School
Spring 15s - Single matches, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Summer 7s - Tournaments, Saturdays or Sundays, Late June to mid-September.

5. Who are the Coaches?

6. What gear is provided?

1-9th Grade Tag Rugby
All players receive game Jersey to keep.
Rookies receive team socks and rugby ball.

Middle School 7s Rugby
Rookies receive team socks, rugby shorts, and rugby ball.
Team jerseys are provided by the club for matches.

Girls' High School
Rookies receive team socks, rugby shorts, and rugby ball.
Team jerseys are provided by the club for matches.

Boys' High School
Rookies receive team socks, rugby shorts, and rugby ball.
Team jerseys are provided by the club for matches.

Other protective gear can be loaned on request, but is not necessary equipment.

7. What else is needed for training?

A mouth guard is mandatory for all players engaging in contact play (Middle School 7s and High School) and we recommend mouth guards for younger ages too so players get used to them from day one.

Once players commence contact play, some players, especially those in the “scrum”, may choose to wear a form of protective head gear called a scrum cap. These are lightweight and provide some protection for the ears. Players are also allowed to wear protective tops with lightweight shoulder pads under their jerseys. No hard plastic is allowed on the pitch.

Please bring plenty of water to every training session.

8. What are the fees?

1-9th Grade Tag Rugby
Early registration  is $40.
After April 1st, registration is $50.

Middle School 7s Rugby
Early registration is $90.
After April 1st, registration is $110.
And $25 USA Rugby Annual Membership, renewed September 1st.

Girls' High School
Spring 7s
Early registration is $90.
After March 1st, registration is $110.

Fall 15s
Early registration is $90.
After July 1st, registration is $110.

And $35 USA Rugby Annual Membership, renewed September 1st.

Boys' High School
Spring 15s
Early registration, beginning in January,  is $90.
After March 1st, registration is $110.

Summer 7s
Early registration, beginning in May,  is $90.
After April 1st, registration is $110.

And $35 USA Rugby Annual Membership, renewed September 1st.

9. What do my Fees cover?

We are a non-profit, 501c3 registered organization. We aim to keep our fees at a level that is fair and allows us to sustain our club.

Your fee includes player kit as outlined above and covers weekly training sessions, plus games/tournaments during a season. Your fee also covers field rental, training equipment, league fees, website, tournament fees, end of season awards, marketing, storage unit, and various administration costs.

We are 100% volunteer. All fees, dues, fundraising, and donations go back to the players.

10. What is the CIPP fee?

“CIPP” (Club and Individual Participation Program) is the USA Rugby membership program. All players in contact must join. Your USA Rugby membership will provide you with Liability insurance and Accident (secondary coverage but will serve as primary coverage in the absence of any other medical insurance).

You can register here:

https://webpoint.usarugby.org/

Please make note of your “CIPP” number.

Tag Rugby players are not currently required to CIPP.

11. Do you offer scholarships?

We will do our best to support a player who wants to play rugby but who could otherwise not afford to play due to financial difficulties. Requests for scholarships will be handled discretely by our Board.

12. How can I help?

We are a club of volunteers. We welcome anyone who would like to contribute. There are many ways you can be involved depending upon the amount of time you have available. Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Coordinator, Touch Judge, various committee positions, concessions stand, merchandise stand, donations for concessions, etc.

13. Other Questions?


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