We exist to introduce young people to the best team sport in the world, rugby!

Pelican Youth Rugby Academy

Youth Rugby In Florida


The Florida Youth Rugby Union started in 2004 and has grown over the years.  There are currently youth teams competing with players ranging from 7 years of age through high school.  Want more information on our Union?  Click here to launch the FYRU website.

Do you think you have what it takes to make the USA Rugby High School All-American Team?  Take a look at this highlight film of our boys competing against France.

Would you like to learn about the rules of playing rugby?  Click here to see a short video that helps to explain the basics of the game.

USA Rugby

The Governing Body of All Rugby

In America

Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world.  In our country, USA Rugby is in charge of all of our rugby activity.  USA Rugby also manages our High School All American program.  Would you like to learn more about USA Rugby? Click here to launch their website.

High School Rugby (U-19)

Sign Up Now for 2017


Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 beginning Thursday, December 1st. We may have a scrimmage or two in December or early January.  Regular season games start in mid-January and continue into May of 2017.

Rugby Safety

Helmets are a continued debate point between rugby purists and those who played football in their youth. Dr. Lyle Micheli, MD, has some thoughts on the topic.  Click here to check it out.

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Here are some websites that provide rugby news, live rugby, or rugby videos and highlights

Rugby News Websites:

Goff Rugby Report

This Is American Rugby

Rugby Today

ESPN Scrum

​Rugby Video Websites:

USA Rugby Live Stream

The Rugby Channel (App available)

ESPN Watch (App available)

The Rugby Dump (videos and highlights)

The 2016 FYRU High School Championship Game between Orlando and Tampa Krewe was a great game!  Click here to watch!