To all of our supporters,

We are a growing sport in the ranks of youth athletic choices. Rugby was the newest Olympic sport in the Rio 2016 games, and our youth have the opportunity to be part of that experience. The average 2016 Olympic rugby player ranged from 18-24 years of age.

Parental concern for safety is our highest priority and emphasis.  I want all parents and players to understand, that there is greater incidence of injury in Girls Cheerleading and Girls Soccer, than Boys Rugby, according to American insurance industry risk statistics.

JAMA has published in a 2008 study, that rugby is safer than Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer, and other contact sports, with most injuries recovery time rated as < 10 days before returning to their sport. This is the lower scale of injury rated as contusions, abrasions, sprains, bruises, and bludgeoning injuries. Both Football and Ice Hockey have a majority of their injuries classified as >15-30 days, before returning to their sport. 

All of our Coaches, including Head Coach Paul Cappellano, Coach Gary Nichols, Coach Kevin Devaney, Coach Duane Heil, Coach Andrew Adams, Coach Kurt Block, and Director Reggie Greenwood are WRB/USAR  licensed rugby coaches for ages 8-19 yrs. All coaches are vetted by background checks and classroom evaluations from USA Rugby. All certifications are on file with this governing body at USARUGBY.ORG. All of our coaches are also Registered Referees or A/R with USA Rugby to make sure they are also practiced and versed in the rules of the game.

Head Coach Paul Cappellano, and Director Reggie Greenwood hold additional "B" (Youth) and "C" (under 12) modifications to the Level 200, specializing in Rugby for kids from NCYRA and USA Rugby.  Director Reggie Greenwood is also a WRB/USAR Level 300 Certified Coach. 

We are an Olympic Development Program, teaching standards set by the United States All Americans, and are licensed for coaching youth from this governing body of USA Rugby, through the World Rugby Board (WRB). 

Unlike many sports, rugby sets a peer group of responsibility and teamwork. The team learns sportsmanship, fairness, and fostering goodwill towards opponents. After every match, a meal is shared with the team that has traveled to the game. We host such a meal at every home game, and each player can talk with their opposite, in a relaxed environment.

The ability to accomplish team goals requires total participation in rugby, and your child will learn these positive skills. Rugby players as adults tend to be college educated, middle to upper class economically, and good citizens overall.

Internationally, rugby is played by the elite class of pro athletes, and usually are professionally employed after their careers.

Building a program to produce quality athletes takes time, effort, money, and support. Coach Cap and I have set aside the time and effort for this project. We are asking you for the latter. Support is the most important donation you can make. We will expose some great opportunities to these kids, and will provide them the tools to be better human beings. Contact us for our sponsorship package if you want to help, it is appreciat
Please join us in making this a great season for all involved.

Yours in Rugby,                                                                                               Yours in Rugby,
Coach Reggie Greenwood                                                                Coach Paul Cappellano
Director of Youth Rugby                                                                                  Coaching Director - Head Coach

World Rugby Training Passport

Not in SLO?  To Find out where there is a youth rugby program in your area, just look below for our Tri-Counties Rugby location nearest you.

San Luis Obispo Barbarians Youth Rugby Club 

2018-19 Training Schedule

Please check email and facebook for current times & rain schedules:

  • U10-12 SLO: 3:14-4:45 Tue/Thur
  • U14 SLO Tues/Wed/Thurs 3:15 -4:45

          @ Laguna Middle School

  • Varsity Girls @ SLO HS 

           6:30- 8 Wednesdays

  • JV/Varsity @ SLO HS by Tennis Courts:  6:30-8pm Wednesdays
  • JV/V Girls+Boys North: TBD

Home Games Regular Times*:

*Please note that occasionally this schedule varies due to field availability/conditions, opponent availability or other factors.  Consult with your coach before game day to confirm game times.

Jan 12
  Tom Bobrink 
Jan 19
  Arroyo Grande Crossroads
Talley Field
Jan 26  Santa Barbara-ORCA - SLOElings Park,  SB 
Feb 2

  Santa Ynez - SLO - AG

Oak Park, Buellton

Feb 9
  SLO - CC Sharks - ORCA
Damon Garcia - SLO
Feb 16
  CC Sharks - ORCA -SLO   
Rotary Santa Maria
Feb 23
  SLO - AG - SBDamon Garcia - SLO
Mar 2  AG - CC Sharks - SLOTalley Fields  AG
Mar 9  SB - SLO - ORCA
Elings Park,  SB 
Mar 16  SLO - ORCA - CC SharksDamon Garcia - SLO
Mar 22
  AG - SLO -  CC Sharks
Talley Fields    AG

Mar 30END of Season U10 U12 U14 GamesMonte Vista MS

        H S will Play on       Camarillo

Apr 6

  SB  - CC Sharks  - SLO    HS only

Elings Park,  SB 

Apr 13
  CC Sharks - SLO -  AG     HS onlyRotary SM

Apr 20  
 SLO  -  SB  -  Santa Ynez Damon Garcia - SLO

Apr 27SCYR U16/18 Quarter-FinalsTBA
May 4SCYR U16/18 Semi-FinalsTBA
May 11SCYR U16/18 FinalsTBA
May 18Tri Counties U16/18 All Stars PracticeTBA
May 25SCYR U16/18 SoCal Showcase
(Collegiate & HSAA Scouts)

Our Staff

  • Paul Cappellano,                                Coaching Director
  • Kevin Devaney,                                  Coach High  School
  • Keaton Adams                                    U10 U12 Assistant Coach, 
  • Riley Birdsall,                       Faculty Advisor/Assistant Coach
  • Lindsey White                                    Head Coach, Girls Rugby
  • Gary Nichols, U10/12                         Coach-Director Emeritus
  • Reggie Greenwood,                            Director of Rugby

Johnny Depp wishes SLO Rugby teams Good Luck

High School Club & Youth Rugby

Rugby:  Everyone runs the ball.

Yo ho, yo ho!  Johnny Depp wishing SLO Youth Rugby teams good luck this year from Hollywood, CA.

2018 Game Schedule

YOUTH RUGBY In Your Area:   

SLO Youth Rugby is signing up athletes now, as are five other teams in the Tri-Counties rugby area registering youth where you live. Join the sport where 2 out of 3 Seniors in HS are playing rugby their freshman year in college!

See below for the youth team in your area to sign up your children in age groups of: 

Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6: Under 8 No Contact, Under 10's coed, and Under12's coed
Middle School: Under 14's
High School:  Under 16's (JV) and 18's (Varsity)
Girls High School

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