Frequently Asked Questions

We've attempted to answer some of the more frequently asked questions below. However, if you need more information please email info@buddbayrugby.com, call (478) BBRFC-01 (227-3201), or contact us.

Who can play?

When does the season begin?

What is the schedule?

Where is practice?

Can I still sign up?

Do I need to try-out?

Do I need to know how to play rugby?

Does Budd Bay Rugby provide insurance?

How much does it cost to play?

How do I register?

What should I bring to practice?

Can I purchase BBRFC clothing, gear or presents?

Don't you host a 7's tournament?

How can I help the club?

Who can play?

Anyone in High School or above! We have two youth teams for U-19 high school students - the Barbarians (boys) and the Steelheads (girls). We also have two adult teams for anyone else - the Buffaloes (men) and the Bandits (women).

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When does the season begin?

For exact dates, check our club calendar.

Buffaloes - August-November, January-April

Bandits - August-November, January-April

Barbarians - December-April

Steelheads - January-April

All players are invited to participate in the Summer 7's program May-July

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What is the schedule?

For exact dates, check our club calendar.

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Where is practice?

For exact details, check our club calendar. Most practices are at either Bush Park (Mid March - Mid October, depending on light) or Skyhawks Park (Mid October - Mid March).

Many of our field locations can be found on our Fields page.

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Can I still sign up?

Yes! There is a small time frame where players may not be eligible to compete in championship games due to league restrictions. However, interested players are still encouraged to come out - a new season is just around the corner!

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Do I need to try-out?

No! Budd Bay encourages any and all interested members to come out and play rugby!

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Do I need to know how to play rugby?

No! Budd Bay regularily takes walk-on athletes with no knowledge of the sport and turns them into great ruggers! All you need is a desire to work hard and get physical - and you'll do just fine!

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Does Budd Bay Rugby provide Insurance?

Yes. As part of your registration with Budd Bay Rugby you will be registered with USA Rugby. Each USA Rugby registration (called a CIPP) automaticaly enrolls you in a comprehensive protection plan. Please refer to the USA Rugby website for more information about both the insurance as well as other benefits of being a member of USA Rugby.

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How much does it cost to play?

Check out our Dues page for the current dues structure.

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How do I register?

You can register online here. We've made up some pretty instructions to help you through the process.

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What should I bring to practice?

On the first day of practice keep it simple - weather appropriate fitness gear (layers!), a water bottle and some shoes. Most players wear either soccer cleats or rugby boots (rugby cleats are called boots!), but you are welcome to show up in tennis shoes until you get a feel for things. Of course, that does mean you may be slipping and sliding more than most! Many players use a standard mouthguard during the physical portions of training.

Of course, you will also need a strong desire to get fit, work hard, and learn all about the new and exciting world of rugby!

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Can I purchase BBRFC clothing, gear or presents?

Of course! Visit our online store for all sorts of club goodies. Also, pay attention to your coaches and the club-wide emails for announcements about specific orders. We will often place orders for team gear (bags, shirts, blankets, etc) throughout the season.

If you don't see something in the store that you would like, please ask. We may have it in stock but not in the store, planning on making a purchase soon, or think its a great idea and start working on an order!

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Don't you host a 7's tournament?

We do. Find out about the next Tatunka 7's tournament here.

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How can I help the club?

So many ways! If you're thinking financially, please click on one of the Donate buttons scattered liberally throughout the site. There is one on the right column of nearly every page, as well as one on each team page.

If you're more interested in getting hands on, please check with your coach or email our club president about ways you could help out. There are always board positions, committees and/or events that could use another lending hand.

Thanks for asking!

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