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Canton Area Flag Rugby was established in 2016 with the Little Pups flag rugby. Our flag rugby league is open to kids from Stark County, as well as adjacent counties/schools who have no rugby team established. Our Flag Rugby league participates in conjunction with Rugby Ohio and USA Rugby and/or the local Parks and Recreation Department. We are seeking to increase the number of flag teams in the Stark/Tusc area, and will assist any area school in establishing a program by providing coaching, resources, and other needs which may arise. Our goal is to have at least three (3) additional teams in the Stark/Tusc area by 2025.

Flag Rugby is a spring sport that runs April-May. Reach out to the main contacts below for registration and age information. The programs generally include kids in grades K-5, however, some teams are reducing that span due to limited coaching staff. If you are interested in coaching, please let us know. All coaches must go through a background check process before they are able to participate. 

Please contact Jason Doyle at 330.412.2967 with questions on how to join or start a flag rugby team in our league. 



We can help! If you are looking to field a youth rugby team for your particular area or school district within the Stark/Tusc area, please contact our Youth Commissioner Jason Doyle via text/call at 330-412-2967,  or email  
Jason will let you know if there's  already something in the works for your area, or he'll put you in touch with the appropriate person to get the ball rolling. You may also contact us here. 

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