Registration Frequent Asked Questions
Youth/Middle School and High School Rugby
Registration for the 2016-2017 rugby year is open. Registration will remain open through mid-August 2017.
Registration fee is $170.00. The fee does not change based on registration date.
Registration also requires a separate registration with USA Rugby. This is a mandatory annual registration, and is a player responsibility.
Full registration for Fort Hunt Rugby entails the following:
- USA Rugby registration
- Fort Hunt Rugby (FHYAA) registration
Players must meet both requirements to play in matches.
(Generally) Frequently Asked Questions
What do I get out of rugby?
Fun, excitement, fitness, travel, comraderie, lots of playing opportunity, learning a lifetime sport from nationally certified coaches with combined playing/coaching/refereeing/administration experience of more than 160 years. We offer fun and exciting practices and matches in a very successful program run by highly experienced rugby players, referees, administrators and fully qualified coaches. We realize players and parents have many youth sports choices, and we’re thrilled you’ve chosen Fort Hunt Rugby. Thank you.
My son/daughter doesn't know anything about rugby--can he/she still play?
Of course. We will teach you to play. We'll teach parents how to coach...
I would like assistance with paying the fee...
No problem; we will work it out. Talk to your respective coach and we will sort it out. No player will be turned away for this reason.
How do we register?
Go to our homepage
, and the registration link as at top right. A credit card is required for online registration. If you don't have a credit card, contact us and we will help get you registered.
Can I register manually/in person?
Of course. Please contact John Dacey at
, 703-780-5859, or talk to any coach.
When can we register?
Registration for each rugby year opens in the first week of September, and remains open until August of the following year.
What is the registration fee?
What do I get for this registration fee?
- High school: a 2012, 2014, and 2016 boys state-championship and ranked top five nationally; girls consistent top finisher in state competition. Both varsity programs coached by highly experienced and nationally certified coaches and local youth organization leaders. Opportunities to compete for regional all-star teams and play with them in regional competitions, try out for national-level teams, and opportunities for travel, including a March 2017 boys tour.
- Youth/Middle School: a new program designed to introduce younger--5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade--players to tackle rugby, to mature and eventually move up to our high school program.
How many can register/play?
There are no tryouts--everyone makes the team. There are 23 competitive slots for the A side, and all other players will play on the JV or freshman/sophomore sides. With enough registered players, there will be a separate freshman/sophomore team, and matches will be scheduled for all teams. The best and most dedicated players play on the higher-level teams, as is the case with any varsity sports program. Everyone plays.
What if I live in Alexandria, or somewhere else outside Fairfax County?
Anyone from anywhere can play rugby with us, the more the merrier. But, for players who live outside Fairfax County, specifically any coming from Arlington County or Alexandria City, Fairfax County requires an offset fee for the use of Fairfax County fields. This fee is $30 per player, in addition to the registration fee.
Can I get a refund?
USA Rugby registrations are not refundable.
For FHYAA registrations, in most circumstances, yes. Any refund usually will be pro-rated based on the amount of time the player has engaged in the season. Keep in mind that registration fees often are very quickly obligated to club expenses, such as training courses, fields, lighting, referee fees, trainer fees, equipment, etc. Contact John Dacey at