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New Hampshire Youth Rugby

NHYR Winter Training Begins February 3rd - Sign up now!

Open to players in grades 7-12

No experience is required for players.

Indoor winter training sessions will be overseen by Coach John Banarhall, a talent development specialist who has coached and been a selector for many national level youth teams, he founded Amoskeag youth rugby in 1998, and has coached at West Point Military Academy. Coach Banarhall will be working to develop the NH Youth Rugby coaches beyond their USA Rugby Level 200 training and provide connections to help our players work into high potential pathways (the track to national teams) and competitive college teams.

 The indoor winter sessions have an associated fee of $225 due to facilities use. Please reach out if you’d like to set up a payment plan or have trouble meeting costs.

A 12 passenger van is available to pick up seacoast area players at designated locations. We will also assist in creating carpooling groups. Contact Molly Campbell with questions or to join Van/Carpool from Seacoast at

This rugby program is a fully inclusive sport and supports all players regardless of gender, race, or sexuality. Note that national USA Rugby offers team allocations as Male or Female, so you will be prompted to select which team you are interested in joining.

To register, use the form linked below, which includes a PayPal payment of a $100 deposit.

Click Here to Sign Up!

Schedule, location, and other details are as follows: 

Player/Parent Team Breakfast Season Kickoff

  • Saturday, January 29th, 9am-Noon
  • Meet coaches and find out more about playing rugby with NH Youth Rugby in 2022
  • American Legion/Sweeney Post Manchester, NH 

Indoor practices

February thru April 2022 (13 weeks), 2 days a week, 2 hours per session for a total of 52 training hours!

  • Basic skills and player development.
  • Safe Tackling and Contact Technique
  • Team building and game plan development

Location: NH SportsDome 

  • Goffstown, NH Mondays 6-8pm starting 2/7/2022
  • Hooksett, NH Thursdays 5-7pm starting 2/3/2022

Covid-19 Return to play and Social distancing protocols will be in effect.


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New Hampshire Youth Rugby

The primary goal of New Hampshire Youth Rugby (NHYR) is to bring rugby to the youth of coastal New Hampshire, providing them with the ability to learn and partake in the game of rugby.  By doing this we hope to foster a love of the game, improve decision making skills, teach communication skills, and develop camaraderie between teammates, opposition players, referees, coaches, and spectators. NHYR and USA Rugby encourage a balanced attitude where players can develop and grow from the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of rugby.

Dr Dave Middleton

Dr Dave Middleton


Phone: (603) 988-8672

New Hampshire Youth Rugby Sponsors

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Dr Dave Middleton


Phone: (603) 988-8672

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For questions please contact:

Bob Bode

Boosters Chair

Phone: (603) 498-5328