CANTON AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAMS

Canton Area Middle School Rugby was established in 2008 with teams from Dover and Oakwood and has since expanded to include other schools! Our middle school rugby league is open to any boy or girl in Stark County, as well as adjacent counties/schools with no rugby teams established. The Canton Area Middle School Rugby league participates in conjunction with RugbyOhio and USA Rugby. We are seeking to increase the number of middle school 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 2023.

SPRING 2022 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the below teams. Our season runs roughly March through May. Registration is $125.00 per player. The cost of registration includes USA Rugby liability insurance, shorts, socks, match jerseys and a t-shirt. The player will need to purchase football or soccer cleats and a mouth guard if they don't already have them. Register through the program's registration link below, or reach out to the main point of contact with questions. 

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BULLDOG RUGBY (5th-8th)

Presented by Canton Rugby. Bulldog  Rugby is a Stark County-wide youth program introducing boys and girls, grades 5th-8th to tackle rugby. This team is comprised mostly of students from Canton City Middle Schools such as Hartford, Crenshaw, and Lehman. Practices are within Canton city twice a week with matches on Saturdays.  **Due to a coaching shortage, all Bulldog players will need to combine with Dover or Perry this year . If you are interested in playing, please reach out to the Dover or Perry coach listed below to see which team's practice scheduled fits you best.

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PANTHER RUGBY (5th-8th)

Presented by Panther Rugby, in partnership with Canton Rugby.  Panther Rugby is a Stark county-wide youth program, comprised mostly of students from Perry Local Schools. The middle school program introduces tackle rugby to boys and girls, grades 5th-8th. Practices are held twice a week at Perry local facilities, with matches on Saturdays. Contact Perry Club president Jason Doyle at 330-412-2967, email perrypantherrugby@gmail.com, or visit www.perrypantherrugby.com for more information.

Register for Middle School Panther Rugby here. 

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DOVER RUGBY (5th-8th)

Presented by Dover Rugby, in partnership with Canton Rugby. Dover Middle School Rugby is a Tuscarawas County-wide youth program introducing boys and girls, grades 5th-8th to tackle rugby. This team is comprised mostly of students from Dover Area Middle Schools. Practices are held at Dover Middle School twice a week with matches on Saturdays. Contact Head Coach Scott McCartney at 330-340-0329, or email mccartneys@dovertornadoes.com

Register for Middle School Dover Rugby here. 

LOOKING TO START A TEAM?

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  bulldoyle@gmail.com.  
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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