High School Age
Many local high schools have both men’s and women’s club teams who take any student who wants to learn, no matter their skill or experience level. The coaches of these teams are highly trained and skilled individuals who donate their time to help develop the next generation of rugby players. The main season for high school rugby is Spring. Teams start recruiting as early at the end of February, and practices start even before all the snow melts. At the end of the regular season there are opportunities for high school age students to try out for State and Regional select side teams who travel to NY and MA for tournaments. Vermont high school rugby has produced many top rugby players, including a few girls who have gone on to play for the USA Under 20 team, and even on the Women’s Eagles themselves, not to mention those who went on to play in college, some of who took it upon themselves to start up a team where they found none.