Who do I contact?
If you'd like to come to a practice, game, or other event for the first time, be sure to contact our Recruiter and they will let you know where and when to show up to get started!
Where do I show up?
We practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm at our home pitch in Northeast Minneapolis. You can check the Schedule Page if you want to see one of our games, or the Club Calendar if you'd like to see what else we're up to.
What if I've never played before?
No problem! Every season we have people who are new to the game come out to practice. We love to teach the game to anyone that's willing to learn it, and because we have 2 full playing sides, there's plenty of game time to go around on Saturdays. You can check out our Coaching Center for drills, skills, and fitness ideas.
Am I too old or young?
The simple answer is "no". We have a spot for you, regardless of age! The age range of our active players is roughly 18-45 - from kids fresh out of high school to dads who wanted to play once they saw their sons play. We also have a very active "Old Boy" community of retired players that usually has events monthly.
How often do you play?
When we're "in season", generally every weekend. Be sure to check our Club Calendar and Club Schedule for scheduled games.
Our Spring season runs from February (indoor training) through May. The Fall season starts in August and runs until the beginning of November. We also have Summer Rugby training sessions if you want to get a run around with some other players, or head to a weekend tournament for some game time.
What else does the Club do, besides rugby?
As members of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, we try to be as involved in our community as we can. We march every year in the Northeast Minneapolis parade, as well as volunteer to clean up the parade grounds afterwards. We also help to run the Northeast Minneapolis 5K Run/Walk for Remembrance as well as The Metropolis Foundation Golf Classic every year.
We've also been known to organize a pub crawl, get a group together for a Saints or Twins game, or have a random barbeque somewhere. During the winter months, there is a pretty heated weekly bowling challenge between the Old Boys and Buoys (younger guys).
How much does it cost?
You are more than welcome to come to a few practices at no cost to see if you'd like to join our club. If you'd like to join and "suit up" for a game, then we ask that you pay club dues for the season. Other costs will include a set of team socks ($10) and shorts ($30), as well as your travel cost to any games we have. Players are also required to register with USA Rugby ($35/year).