We are an organization that provides boys and girls throughout the Fox Valley area the opportunity to learn, enjoy and compete in the sport of rugby while fostering the ideals of team work, discipline, respect and sportsmanship.
Since 1997 our organization has changed to meet the needs that the ever growing popularity of rugby has created. Our staff of certified coaches works diligently to provide guidance and direction for three separate age levels of kids.
The goal of the Predator Rugby Club is to introduce young men and women to the game and traditions of rugby that we, as coaches, have enjoyed so much over the years. The game of rugby is a legendary game that mixes strength, speed and agility. It is a game that will forever welcome athletes of any size and shape. You will find that rugby is similar to sports you’ve played in the past as it involves ball handling, running, kicking and tackling. Successful rugby does require fitness, but first and foremost it requires a person who is ready, willing and able to give it a go.
Rugby is also a social game where people make lasting friendships. Players compete vigorously but leave their difficulties on the field. Traveling and touring has always been a big part of the social aspect of the game. Teams almost always come together after every match for a bit of food and some camaraderie. At home matches, our club will host the visiting team with food and beverages. The club will provide the main dish; players are expected to bring something to contribute (side dish, chips, pop, dessert, etc.).
Throughout the world, people play rugby from grade school through adulthood. We refer to rugby as a “life sport” because men and women continue to participate in rugby long after they leave high school. Today, USA Rugby is made up of several Territorial Unions and 37 Local Area Unions and supports more than 200,000 members. The fastest growth in USA Rugby has been in High School aged clubs. Chicagoland has seen tremendous growth in recent years. If you want to play rugby after high school, it will be available to you in college clubs and in men’s and women’s clubs all around the US and abroad.
Fox Valley Predator Rugby Club nfp is incorporated as a not for profit club.
The club runs with a minimal balance. All dues are returned to the club in the form of equipment, matches and after match socials.
All Fox Valley Predator Rugby Club coaches are certified with USA Rugby. Coaches are required to receive continuing education credits each year,
Games are played on weekdays and weekends. We typically play one to two matches per week.
The 2016 schedule is not finalized. Watch handouts and email for more information.
Home matches will be played at both Primrose and James O. Breen Parks.
Parent meetings will be held after practices begin. Watch for email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletico Sports Performance Center and Predator Rugby Club
Fox Valley Predator Rugby Club works closely with Athletico to set a comprehensive workout plan designed for the sport of rugby, reviewing drills, monitoring fitness levels and providing nutrition information.
Players and families can receive free injury screening at the Athletico facility in St Charles (630-762-1200)
Mouth guard – Required and must be worn at all practices and games
Jerseys – the team will supply home and away jerseys
Shorts and Socks – During games, each player must wear team color rugby shorts and team color rugby socks, which can be purchased together from the club for $25-$30.
Shoes – Soccer or football cleats can be worn, provided that you are able to remove the toe cleat. Rugby boots can be purchased from various sources as well.
Optional – Some players elect to purchase headgear and shoulder pads. See your coach for information.