Imagine Rugby strives to make rugby available to the youth of North America by working in partnership with schools, recreation departments, nonprofits and MLR teams. Youth players learn leadership development, mentorship and healthylifestyles through the power of sport.
Imagine Rugby is the 501c3 arm of MRL, working in partnership with USA Rugby and USA Youth & High School Rugby with support from World Rugby.
Imagine Rugby's goal is to increase Youth Rugby participation in North America to 1 million active youth by 2030 in support of the 2031 and 2033 World Cups in the U.S.
Imagine Rugby encompasses all youth rugby, from children in Elementary school just learning what sports are, to advanced level skills leading in to professional play and Internatinoal Competion with the US Team. Imagine Rugby’ s offering includes:
Rugby has a proven track record in helping enhance the lives of those who play from a young age, studies show that:
of students report their physical fitness improved as a result of playing rugby
of students report their academic performance improved as a result of playing rugby
of students report that rugby is helping them develop into a person with more good qualities
of students are further along a pathway to happy, healthy lives and made significant gains in their positive youth development score