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Firebirds Youth Rugby

Latest News (8/21/19):


Pre-Season Touch Rugby and Skills Clinics for All Age Grades: 

When: Six Thursday nights from August 22 to September 26.
Location: Los Olivos Park, 2802 E Devonshire Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Time:  6.15pm to 7.15pm  (earlier due to the setting sun)
Cost: Free! (bring your own water)

We'll have 3 components in action to cater to both new and returning players:
 - Rookie skills sessions for kids of all ages that have never played before and want to give rugby a try;
- Youth (U8-14) co-ed touch rugby games;
- High school boys and girls running in with the Womens and Mens touch rugby games. 


Overview of 2019-2020 Season Calendar


Firebirds practices will start Monday October 14. 
We'll be practicing Mondays and Wednesdays again. 
6-7.30pm for youth; 6-8pm for HS/U16.
At Biltmore Prep school.


Fall 7s Season for Youth and HS/U16 Boys & HS Girls

  • Fall 7s season:  Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23.
    • Nov 2 and Nov 9 - Saturday evenings in Phoenix.
    • Nov 16 and Nov 23 – Saturday daytime in Tucson.
  • Dec 7: Arizona Rugby Festival - 7s touch & tackle matches for U8, U10, U12, U14.
  • Dec 14: Roadrunner 7s Tournament - 7s Brackets for HS, U16, U14 Boys & Girls. 

Spring 7s Season for Youth & HS Girls (7 weeks total)

  • Jan 11 – Feb 22: League Season
    • 6 weeks of home and away
    • Semi Finals on Feb 15
    • Finals on Feb 22

Spring 15s Season for HS & U16 Boys (14 calendar weeks total)

  • Jan 18: Mixed scrimmage in Phoenix at WSC
  • Jan 25 – April 25: League season.
    • 8 matches over 11 weeks of home and away (Jan 25 - Apr 4).
    • Feb 29 - bye for Los Angeles 7s
    • April 4 – U16 Semi-Finals
    • April 11 – bye for Easter weekend
    • Apr 18 – HS Semi-Finals and U16 Final
    • Apr 25 - HS Finals


Education/Certification Dates

  • Level 1 Referee Clinics – Flagstaff 10s (Oct 12/13) and AZ Rugby Festival (Dec 7).
  • Level 200 Coaching Clinic  - Sunday, September 22



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Firebirds Match Videos

Our parents have filmed various games over the years and posted to Youtube:

Rob Speers channel
Taylor Miller channel  
Louis Quiroz channel


In order to grow our numbers to fill out these teams we need help from all current players to bring their friends out to give rugby a try!

Come and join a practice and see what rugby is all about!  It is free to come to a practice and check it out.

Also, we are a co-ed squad so bring out the girls as well as the boys!  Girls rugby is also a fast growing sport (check it out at the Olympics!) and the Firebirds encourage girls to come out and give rugby a try.  

REMEMBER:  It is never too late to get started with rugby.  If you have kids that are interested and want to give it a shot, bring them out to practice and we'll get them involved!

Practice Location & Schedule

Normal practice location:  Biltmore Preparatory Academy.  4601 N. 34th Street, Phoenix AZ 85018.

Practice is generally on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7.30 pm for Youth and 6.00 pm to 8:00 pm for High School & U16.

For the 2019-2020 season we will again be offering the following teams and levels for kids to play:

  • Boys and Girls tackle 7s & 15s rugby for High School, U16, U14
  • Co-ed tackle 7s rugby for U12, U10
  • Co-ed FIT (international rules)  Touch rugby for U14, U12, U10, U8

Phoenix Rugby Club Sponsors

These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization. 

Sponsored by Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers

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Proud sponsors of the Mens Club.

Sponsored by The Attic Ale House

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The Attic Ale House:  Craft beer + divine dining + Camelback view

Sponsored by AZ Sports Chiropratcic

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Discount rates:  Firebirds players & family $30 (40% off)  Phoenix Men & families $35 (30% off)

Arizona Sports Chiropractic and Dr. Wood have been official sponsors for the Firebirds for the last several years. The practice focuses on Functional movement and rehabilitation, finding the root biochemical cause of pain and then designing a customized reconditioning program to not only alleviate the pain but also its cause.

Dr. Wood's skill set, experience, and variety of tools are what separates him from most practitioners in the Valley. He has attained certifications as a Certified Sports Physician (CCSP), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Manipulation under Anesthesia (MUA), Exercise Instructor and several soft tissue techniques. Dr. Wood and his highly qualified staff provide numerous services including manipulation, soft tissue techniques, cupping, rehabilitation, taping and sports physicals. Dr. Wood is also available upon request for an on-site pre-game stretching/taping/adjusting.


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