Q. How much must does it cost?
A. U-8 through U-12: $225
Middle School: $235
High School (playing with Los Gatos) $245
Q. What do I need to buy for the season?
A. Players need to purchase mouth guard and cleats. They can buy shorts, socks and spirit-wear online. This is in addition to registration fee.
Q. Why don’t rugby players wear padding and helmets
A. Rugby is a fast moving game. Pads and helmets slow down gameplay by encouraging the “Superman effect” that makes players take bigger chances and make bigger hits.
Instead, rugby players are trained in precision tackles which “wrap up” an opponent, rather than knock them to the ground.
Q. How long does the season run?
A. Orientation is in late November. Practice runs throughout December. Matches start in January. And the NorCal Championships are held in the second week of March.
Q. How often will my child have to train?
A. One day per week. However, players can also train with the Los Gatos Lions club if they want to drive over the hill.