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Registration for the 2021 Season is now CLOSED.  For questions please email Tim Kluempers at

The Registration "Welcome to Heartland Youth Rugby" is not currently available.

2021 Season Dates and Information

WHEN:  April 11th to June 6th.   We will practice and play on Sundays starting the week after Easter. We have 10 weeks to get in the season. We may add some Friday nights depending on the weather.      
WHERE: Blue Valley Recreation Complex (map) 
WHO: Boys & Girls grades 1st - 8th. No Experience Necessary.
COST: $85 Flag Rugby - Boys & Girls - 1st - 8th Grades  

            $100 Tackle Rugby - Boys & Girls - 3rd - 8th Grades  

New this year you will also have to register on the USA rugby web site.  This new fee is in addition to the league fee's from years past. Click on this link to register your child.  Under search by type you put in Youth and High School. Under Region you put Kansas.  Then you select Heartland Youth Rugby.  If you are playing flag and tackle you select Youth Tackle Player, If you are playing flag only you select Youth Non-Contact player.  Please email me with any questions or problems.  

IF money is an issue please email me and we will work something out. PLEASE DO NOT LET MONEY BE THE ISSUE of why you do not play rugby.

The goal of our Flag Rugby League is to introduce young players to the game of rugby, while incorporating its traditions of sportsmanship, teamwork and ultimately having fun. This league will consist of school-grade divisions.  Each division plays a variation of the game with its own specific rules and procedures. 

Our Tackle Rugby League, for 3rd through 8th Grade Boys and Girls, will introduce young players to the game of rugby, while incorporating the tackle aspect of the game.  Since tackling in rugby is much different than any other contact sport, there will be a big emphasis on coaching the proper technique of making, and taking tackles.  Our goal is that players learn the contact aspect of rugby, but most importantly are safe.  All Tackle players will be required to play with a Scrum Cap and Mouthpiece.  In addition, all Tackle Rugby players will also play some Flag Rugby games to help them get a full understanding of the game.  This Division will play a variation of the contact game with its own specific rules and procedures.

Additionally, there is the Kansas Youth Rugby League, for High School players.  The goal of this league is to provide 9th through 12th grade players the opportunity to continue growing their skills through competition, fair play and sportsmanship. Here are the list of Schools / Teams and Coaches for interested parents and players in the greater Kansas City and Wichita areas:

  • Gentlemen of Olathe - Jay Allen (
  • Cougars Rugby Club - Kevin Kelley (
  • Blue Valley District Rugby Club - Matt O'Donnell (
  • St. James Academy Rugby Club - Rob Loney (
  • KU Rugby Club - Rick Renfro (
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Rugby Club - Tim Kluempers (
  • St. Martin's Academy Rugby - Adam Taylor (
  • Wichita High School Rugby - David Farris (

You can also find more information at the Kansas Youth Rugby League page.

Our Mission

Heartland Youth Rugby was formed to promote the growth and development of youth, through the sport of rugby.  Our goal is to help them develop the positive life lessons of physical fitness, teamwork and leadership, while learning the game of rugby.  In addition, we want to increase the number of youth rugby players, and decrease the age of first-time participants.

Our plan is to continue to develop more youth rugby players through various camps and clinics, while providing these players both, non-contact and contact, youth rugby leagues in and around the Kansas City area.

HYR would like to Welcome Irish Rugby Tours as the official travel partner to HYR Rugby.


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