Current Youth Schedule
WHAT: Winter Flag Rugby
WHEN: Sundays 6 - 7:30 pm, January 20, 27, February 10, 24, March 3, 10
WHERE: Afrim's Sports, 636 Albany-Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
WHO: Girls and Boys grades 2-12.
DETAILS: $60 for 6 sessions. New and returning players welcome.
Please fill out the above forms and email to email@example.com or bring to the first sessions.
Payment for the sessions is available above or can be brought to the first sessions. Checks should be made out to the Albany Knicks or AKRFC.
There is a separate $15 annual membership for Afrim's that is not included and must be paid separately. If you are a member of Afirm's for any other activity (e.g., soccer, football), you do not need to pay again.
As always, financial assistance is available for those in need. Please contact us at the above email. No one will be turned away.
Youth Rugby in New York State has grown exponentially in recent years. Capital District Youth Rugby (CDYR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes rugby development, team play, and sportsmanship for high school students and had established teams in Albany, Renssealer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Kingston, and Berkshire. Along with other youth rugby programs across the state, CDYR was part of RugbyNY, a USA Rugby recognized State Based Rugby Organization (SBRO). Through this affiliation, CDYR organized spring season schedules and player development clinics, participated in NYS High School Championships, and sent players to state All-Star Competitions. CDYR also developed a "Rookie Rugby" program for children in grades 2-8. Rookie Rugby is a fun, easy to play, non-contact rugby game that is designed as an introduction to teach the basics. In 2018, the Albany Knicks took in CDYR to help build the program.
Many of the Knickerbocker senior club members are active in the youth rugby through coaching and officiating. If you are interested in becoming involved, please Rob Sliwinski.