We are a youth rugby club established in 2006, offering a year-round tackle rugby program for youth, middle school, and high school boys and girls.

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Registration Frequent Asked Questions


Full registration for Fort Hunt Rugby entails the following:

Players must meet both requirements to play in scrimmages and matches, and to be eligible for tours and selection for all-star teams.

(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...
Are there tryouts?
No.  Everyone may sign up, and everyone plays.
Is there a geographic restriction?
No.  Anyone from anywhere may play with us.  We have had players joing us from Cenerville, Great Falls, Montgomery Country, Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg, and even Richmond.

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 ever be turned away for this reason.  You still must register immediately if you want to participate.

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.  2020-2021 is open now.

What is the registration fee?


$100 for all levels.  We are unsure what may happen due to the covid-19 pandemic, so we have reduced fees for this rugby year..

What do I get for this registration fee?
  • High school: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019 boys state-championship team and 2017 Mid-Atlantic Premier League grand-slam champion in 2017, and ranked Top 5 nationally in the past three years; girls consistent top finisher in state competitions.  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 boys tour in spring 2018.
  • 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 teams.
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; no one is left out.

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 generally are not refundable.  You'll have to speak with them directly if you wish a refund.

For FHYAA registrations, in most circumstances, yes, and usually partial.  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., which will affect a refund amount.  Contact John Dacey at or 703-780-5859.