Match Policies & Rules
Only fully registered players will play in matches. “Fully registered” means the player has registered with both FHYAA and USA Rugby, and is a member in good standing with the club, having paid the registration fee.
For high school teams, as varsity-level programs, the best players will be selected and take the field. That being said, only fully registered players are permitted to play. Additionally, players who do not attend training are usually ineligible to play in matches.
In high school rugby, any player may “play up,” that is, from the freshman/sophomore or JV level to varsity. A junior or senior generally will not play down to the JV level, unless that player is a true novice. It is rare for fresh/soph players to play for the varsity team; we field JV and fresh/soph sides for novices and younger players and will schedule matches against like teams. Only high school students may play high school rugby (home-school are welcome). High school teams will not play against college or adult teams. Middle school players are not permitted to play up to the high school level.
Individual team coaches may set different showtimes for their teams.
Carpooling is always an option for travel, for all programs. We will work this out on a match-by-match basis. The meeting place for carpooling pickup and drop-off is set by the individual team coach.