A Noblesville club team offers age-group rugby to co-ed students, beginning in second grade through 12th grade.
Normally, rugby is played in the spring with 15 players per team, but the club will offer a new option this fall, where games are played with seven players on each team.
“It’s a really good option because it teaches the kids how to think and how to work together as a team,” flag rugby coach Drew Kinslow said. “One thing with rugby is it doesn’t matter what position you are on that field, anyone can score.”
Kinslow said the younger teams play flag rugby. Kids don’t play tackle rugby until they reach fifth or sixth grade. Kinslow also noted injuries happen less frequently in rugby than football.
“It’s probably the most family oriented sport I’ve ever seen because after every single game, whichever team is the home team hosts a social afterwards,” Kinslow said. “One really cool thing is when kids are playing long enough, they have the opportunity to move up from our league into various other ones.”
The club offers age-group teams, which include the Noblesville Jr. Beasts (second through fourth grade), Noblesville Beasts Co-Ed (fifth and sixth grade), Noblesville Beasts Boys or Beasts Girls (seventh and eighth grade) and Noblesville Chaos (ninth through 12th grade girls) and Noblesville Rampage (ninth through 12th grade boys).
Call-outs are under way for the fall league and will occur in the fall/winter for the spring league. If a player is interested, his or her parent should contact Noblesville Rugby Rampage on Facebook.
For more, visit noblesvillerugby.com.