Rookie Rugby

Rookie Rugby is an introductory level for Predator Rugby players.

Designed for kids between the ages of six and nine. Players will be introduced to the basics of rugby: passing, catching, running with the ball, scoring and defense.

Rookie Rugby is a non-contact version of rugby that is a played in elementary and middle school programs and leagues until players are ready to be introduced to the traditional contact version of the game.

Rookie Rugby will compete at the festivals as part of the Rugby Illinois Rookie Rugby Program


This is a typical schedule for rookie rugby, times, dates and frequency are subject to change.

Preseason training begins in February at Strikers and will be on Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Regular Season (Once we get outside)

  • Thursday 6:00 — 7:30 PM
  • Matches are on Saturday and Sundays, done festival style format.


Below are your coaches, hover over the images to read more details about each. We are always looking for new coaches, if you are interested reach out to Dave at (

Dave Campos

Head Coach