About Rugby

Rugby is often called American football’s crazy English grandad. There’s some truth in that—rugby is a game that originated in the early 1800s at Rugby School in England. While there are some obvious similarities to American football, rugby is a safer, faster-paced game for athletes of all shapes and sizes.

If you’re unfamiliar with rugby, Coach Mac McCormick has put together an excellent handbook (PDF) that covers the basics of the game, including laws, strategy, positions, and tactics.