Louisiana Youth Rugby Grows & Looks for Coaches

Louisiana Rugby Community,

After a great fall season, Louisiana Rugby is seeking coaches for our youth and middle school rugby programs this spring!

The fall season showcased 5 after-school youth rugby programs, all of which will be continuing into spring (details at bottom of email). Depending on coaching recruitment, we would like to establish several more youth programs throughout Louisiana. In addition to youth rugby, spring will bring with it our 2nd annual middle school rugby season! Building on the success of last year, middle school rugby will compete in rugby 7s and 10s progressing from touch/flag to tackle throughout the season.

Youth programs run after-school, Monday-Friday, between 3:00-5:30p.m. Middle school teams will meet after-school or at night (6:00p.m. or later). There are locations across New Orleans and teams forming in Baton Rouge and Houma. If interested in coaching, please reply back to Frank Palumbo, Youth Development Officer, with what day(s) of the week you are free and available to coach. Coaches will earn a stipend of $20 per practice ($30 for a 2hr practice) and $10 for Saturday morning games in City Park. All equipment and materials will be provided.

I urge all of you to think about coaching youth. It is a great way to give back to your community, make some extra money, and spread the game of rugby to the next generation. Please see below for details on current programs.


2017-18 School Year (fall)
63 players from 5 schools
10 Coaches
154 Hours Coached
$2,000 paid in stipends

David Buckingham (NORFC)
Danny Reed (Crescent City Blues)
Emanuel Lucas (Crescent City Blues)
Frank Palumbo (Crescent City Blues)
Hayley Alexander (Tulane Women)
Alex Clarke (Tulane Women)
Lindsey Stanek (Tulane Women)
Alayna Kuhlmann (Tulane Women)
William Newell (Jesuit High School)
Sam Farnet (Louisiana Rugby)

Current youth programs for spring:

Homer Plessy Community School
721 St Philip St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Monday & Wednesday, 3:30 – 5:30p

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans
1800 Monroe St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00p

Encore Academy
2518 Arts St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Tuesday & Thursday, 4:15 – 5:30p

Phillis Wheatley Community School
2300 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30p

Bricolage Academy
3368 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Friday, 3:30-5:30

Francis Palumbo
Louisiana Rugby – Youth Development Officer

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