who are the colts?

One of the fastest growing segments of the rugby playing population are the high school programs. The Oklahoma area boasts a large league of talented teams. Many of those teams have achieved national recognition. Players have competed for and won spots on the USA Under-19 and Under-17 national team. Notably, Norman is in the heart of Sooner Rugby Nation. It only makes sense that we begin prepping high school players so that they can better maximize their first-class collegiate rugby experience. We are honored to be a "feeder team" for The University of Oklahoma Sooners Rugby Team.

Colts Rugby welcomes the participation of all serious student-athletes.  Students currently enrolled in high school are encouraged to join the team. No rugby experience is necessary.  Rugby requires a variety of skills and physical abilities, so there is a position suitable for almost all potential players.  Our experienced coaches prepare players for competition by instructing them on rugby skills, proper technique and conditioning for safe play, as well as the rugby tradition of sportsmanship.  If you are interested in a competitive sport and would like to be part of the Colts winning tradition, Colts Rugby invites you to join us. If you have any questions about Colts Rugby, please email Coach Kyle Lubbers at kmlubbers@gmail.com. Practices are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school from 6:30-8 pm. League matches are usually played on Saturdays at 2pm during the months of February - May. Practice sessions are at the OU rugby pitch unless otherwise announced.

​High school rugby in Oklahoma is very well-organized, and our league is extremely competitive. Colts Rugby competes under the umbrella of Rugby Oklahoma SBRO, which is governed by USA Rugby.

why play rugby?

Rugby training can improve cardiovascular fitness and endurance, upper and lower body strength, as well as agility and dexterity. Along with the physical aspect of the sport, participants will also learn proper running, kicking and passing techniques and of course, teamwork. Rugby is a sport of immense competition and it is only as a team that you truly succeed in this sport.  

Rugby is a sport derived from soccer and was a major influence on American football. It is rumored that the sport of basketball was created as a practice drill for rugby. It's an incredibly dynamic sport using the same skills as soccer, basketball, track, and football. Softball, golf and tennis players, and even gymnasts and cheerleaders, play rugby these days! Players use their hands, feet, mind and talent to be successful on the rugby pitch.

Rugby players can be big, small, short or tall, and everyone has a chance to play and score. That is the most beautiful part of rugby. It's a game of athleticism, camaraderie and good sportsmanship. There are NO tryouts!

Rugby is one of the fastest-growing sports in America and club teams are at most universities in the United States. Additionally, every branch of the armed services offers competitive rugby teams on bases across the globe.Scholarships are now being given to rugby athletes into select universities as well.