Rugby Illinois held the initial Rookie Rugby clinic on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10 a.m., for boys and girls of all ages at Altgeld Park in Chicago with two hours of fun, and the chance to learn America’s fastest growing sport—rugby.
Rugby Illinois will be hosting future a free Rookie Rugby clinics at Altgeld Park in conjunction with local coaches and players for the youth of Chicago. Rookie Rugby is a version of rugby designed to introduce the game in a safe, fun, non-contact environment. This clinic will teach and build upon the basic fundamentals of the game such as passing, catching, defending, and scoring. Rugby is a continuous and inclusive game for both boys and girls alike. Flag rugby is a fun sport that is very active and requires very little equipment and simple instruction. No experience is required!