The Great Falls Medstar tournament wrapped up last weekend with 41 teams in action in Great Falls, Va.
The tournament fielded teams as young as under 6 and up to High School level, with 17 clubs from Maryland, Virginia, and DC involved.
Atlanta Youth Rugby has announced Colton Cariaga as its first ever Director of Rugby.
Cariaga was the first coach from Life University to join AYR in its founding year. He coached the Inman Middle School program over the 2014-2015 season, and has been an AYR Board member since 2016.
Loudoun County Rugby and a Barbarians team of players from around Northern Virginia took the titles at the Rugby Virginia State 7s championships in late July, with U12s, U14s, and U18s championships on offer on the day.
For those who think the major, high-profile academies make major tournaments a fait accompli, consider the National Sevens Youth Rugby Championships.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy and Rhinos did not dominate—they played well to be sure, but the trophies went elsewhere.
LA Tribe and USA South were perhaps the story of Day One in the Boys Tier I division of the National Sevens Youth Rugby Championships.
Played on the campus of St. Ignatius HS in Cleveland, Ohio (thanks to SIHS students for help in reporting on this tournament), six excellent programs clashed.