In 2019, Springs Rugby made a commitment to allocating 10-25 per cent of all sponsorship revenue (not including revenue generated from alcohol affiliations) to growing and developing the game at all levels.
Our first initiative is to grow the number of coaches and referees available within Colorado Springs. Currently, Springs Rugby has seven certified coaches involved at club, college, high school and youth level. We are determined to build on this number – along with the number of certified referees – by hosting our own referees and coaches clinics in early 2020. This will be provided free of charge to participants.
Building the number of certified coaches is part of broader ambitious plans to run Springs Rugby coaching clinics in the future. So that a lack of financial resources is no barrier to being involved in our game, it is our intention to make these clinics free to all participants. And growing the number of referees is a focus so that certified referees are more readily available for Colorado Springs fixtures, at all levels of rugby.
We are also always happy to recommend (other!) fantastic rugby programs in Colorado Springs, including:
Colorado Springs Junior Tigers - offers rugby for youth ages 4-14 for nearly 100 boys and girls each year. You can find out more about the Junior Tigers by following them onFacebook or by visiting their site.
Colorado College Rugby: The Colorado College Rugby club has a long association with the Grizzlies, regularly sharing practice sessions together. Current Grizzlies fly-half Sam Harrison coaches the Colorado College Men’s Rugby Club which competes in the Rocky Mountain Men's Small College Division. The best way to contact Colorado College Rugby is via their Facebook page.
A Junior Tigers team with coach and men’s Grizzlies player Scott Mears (left).