Great beginner/short session from Coach Persanis

Fitness: Rugby is a game of endurance, but unlike most endurance sports, rugby requires many spurts of top speed sprinting followed by some type of wrestling (i.e. tackling). Going out and jogging for mile after mile will have no positive effect on your ability to play rugby. You must taylor your training to the sport.…

U.S. Eagle Mike Petri on Randall’s Island tournament

Mike Petri, a member of the U.S. Eagles national rugby team, wrote about the fall flag tournament at Randall’s Island for RugbyRugby.com. He said, “I didn’t realize it was a flag rugby tournament since these were the same kids that were practicing tackling technique but apparently they participate in both flag and tackle games. Of…

Pelham Rugby hosts summer event in 2010

Pelham Flag Rugby, based in Westchester, hosted a hugely successful kids rugby event May 7, 2010. With invited guests Henry Street Settlement, a demonstration tackle match, 200 kids playing and 300 parents and other spectators, and excellent weather, everything went as planned. This was the sort of evening which builds our sport (and young men and…

Pelham Rugby starts second year: a parent’s view

Pelham Rugby Club is about to begin its second year and is adding tackle to its offerings. Last year, with the help of Play Rugby USA, Pelham was succesful in getting flag rugby introduced as a town-sponsored recreational sport. Receiving the full support from the Town of Pelham also helped get flag rugby included in the…