Youth rugby in Illinois is organized as local clubs fielding teams in one or more divisions (by age/grade and gender). Most clubs draw players from many schools in an area, although many clubs recruit exclusively or largely from one school. There are also a growing number of school-based clubs and school-sponsored varsity teams.
The largest concentration of clubs are in the Chicago Suburban area, with a growing presence in the city of Chicago, Central Illinois, Northern Illinois, and Southern Illinois.
The USA Rugby Varsity Initiative is a program that allows school-sponsored high school rugby programs to compete against USA Rugby member clubs at a significant cost savings. For some schools it is a varsity letter sport and others it is a school-sponsored club.
If you would like more information, or would like your high school team to go Varsity, contact us
|Brother Rice High School||Crusaders||Boys Division 1||Chicago|
|Fenwick High School||Friars||Boys Division 1||Oak Park|
|Golder College Prep||Jaguars||Boys Division 3||Chicago|
|Hononegah Community High School||Indians||Girls Division 1||Rockton|
|ITW David Speer Academy||Pride||Boys Division 3||Chicago|
|J. S. Morton High School||Mustangs||Boys Division 1||Berwyn|
|LaSale/Peru High School||Cavaliers||Boys Division 3||LaSalle|
|Mt. Carmel High School||Caravan||Boys Division 1||Chicago|
|Muchin College Prep||Mountain Lions||Boys Division 3||Chicago|
|Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy||Masai Lions||Girls Division 1||Chicago|
|St. Ignatius High School||Wolfpack||Boys Division 1||Chicago|
|Sycamore High School||Spartans||Boys Division 2||Sycamore|
|Sycamore High School||Spartans||Girls Division 1||Sycamore|
Single School Programs
Besides high schools participating in the Varsity Initiative program, many rugby clubs have teams drawing all players from one school, often working closely with the school.