Current Youth Schedule
WHAT: Fall Rugby
WHEN: See flyer below
WHERE: Dick Green Field
WHO: Girls and Boys grades 2-12.
COST: Rookie Rugby - $50; Middle School Contact Rugby - $100; High School Contact Rugby -$150
Please fill out the above forms and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring to the first sessions.
Payment for the season is available above or can be brought to practice. Checks should be made out to the Albany Knicks or AKRFC. If you pay in cash, you get a little fee discount!
As always, financial assistance is available for those in need. Please contact us at the above email. No one will be turned away.
Rookie Flag Rugby:
@ Saratoga Sunday September 22
@ Glens Falls Saturday October 5
Home Saturday October 26
Middle and High School Contact will have games on Sundays in the downstate area. High School is mostly at New Rochelle HS. Middle School is usually in the Westchester or Northern NJ area. Once we have commitments from our players, we will decide which weekends are best for us to travel. If we do not have enough players, we will join with Pelham Rugby Club. There is High School Girls, will combine with downstate teams for games as necessary.
Youth Rugby in New York State has grown exponentially in recent years. Capital District Youth Rugby (CDYR) was a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promoted 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.