The Capital District's source for youth rugby!

Capital District High School Player's Camp

Camp Location: SportsPlex of Halfmoon, 6 Corporate Drive, Halfmoon, NY 12065
Dates: Friday March 16th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturday March 17th 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Player Camp schedule will include:Handling,Continuity,Positional Skills,Unit Skills,Game Organization + Controlled Scrimmages
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About Capital District Youth Rugby

bull1 Capital District Youth Rugby is the home for youth rugby in New York State's Capital District . CDYR was incorporated as a not for profit organization in New York State in 2007 and marked our inaugural season with the formation of teams in Albany and Saratoga. Since 2007 over 350 players have taken part in this exciting sport and we continue to expand with new teams and divisions each year.

What is youth rugby?

rookie Youth rugby is a process of developing rugby players from kindergarten through to high school players. It involves a pathway of development from small 7 a side non-contact "touch" rugby for young players, through to full 15 a side contact rugby for high school level teams. Youth rugby is for both boys and girls

The main reason to play youth rugby is because it is FUN! It requires lots of energy and teaches children to think on their feet by playing a game that does not stop for time outs or breaks in play.


Registration now OpenClick here to register online

rookieCDYR is delighted to introduce you to 'Rookie Rugby'; a very safe, non-contact, easy-to-play game for both boys and girls! 'Rookie Rugby' is simple to understand and especially play. This will enable children in grades 1-8 the opportunity to run, pass and score like the high school kids but without the contact. Rookie Rugby will be hosted each Saturday in the spring on UAlbany's Rugby fields. The program will be run by the UAlbany coaching staff and assistants who are trained in accordance with USA Rugby's non contact rookie rugby curriculum. For more information go to our Rookie Rugby Page.


The CDYR has established teams in Albany, Kingston, Pitsfield, Saratoga, Schenectady and Rensselaer. If you are interested in playing for any of our teams or divisions please contact us for more information.