Registration for the 2012/2013 high school and 2013 Mustangs rugby season is now open at www.sandiegoyouthrugby.org for all ruggers from age 5 to 18 – no prior rugby experience is required.
The Torrey Pines Rugby high school season kicks off on Dec. 8 with hopes of matching last year’s success with both the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams undefeated. Two players from the Varsity team were named High School All Americans, Billy Maggs and Cody Jones. Torrey Pines High School was the only high school in the United States represented by two athletes and this year has already had Billy Maggs and Jonathon Raby selected for the High School All American trials.
For Mustangs U8, U10, U12, and U14 teams the first games will be held on Jan. 5 with the U16 and U19 teams starting training and games in February immediately after the high school season playoffs. Last season the Mustangs had successes at each end of the age spectrum with the U8 team winning the season end Back Bay tournament and the U19 claiming the Southern California Club Championship.
Practice for all teams begins the week of Nov. 27 from 3.30 p.m. at either Carmel Del Mar Park or Torrey Pines Public Park depending on the age group. The first Torrey Pines league game is on Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. versus Patrick Henry High School at the TPHS stadium.
Registration is continuing for all grades for both Torrey Pines and the Mustangs. All players and potential players are welcome to join this exciting and growing sport, which is now included at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016. No prior rugby experience is necessary, and the coaching staff, which includes former national USA Eagle representatives, is fully certified by USA Rugby and emphasizes both skill and safety.
For more information, visit the website at www.sandieoyouthrugby.org , or call Mustangs Coaching Director Chief Leversee at (619) 520 6337 or Torrey Pines Head Coach Matty Sandoval at (619) 840-5850.