We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Girls Rugby to bring flag-rugby, coupled with a positive core values and life skills curriculum, to girls grades 2 – 8.  The announcements below describes what the program is about, includes several links to additional information, and offers two registration options.  The first registration option is for the Spring, 2021 Highspire League, while the second is to express your interest in our 1 day (3-hour introductory camp) and the Fall, 2021 Derry Township program.  For those expressing interest in the summer camp and Fall, we’ll follow-up with you.

Watch a video introduction to the sport from Girls Rugby’s co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Erin Kennedy.

For a description of Girls Rugby Basics, Practices and Games and Coaches and Referees, hit the button below.

To learn more about the positive core values and life skills curriculum, please click the button below.

Highspire Program

Players: Open to girls in grades 2nd-8th (1st graders permitted on a case by case basis)
Cost: $150.00 (includes 2 jerseys, shorts, socks, and a rugby ball)
Season Duration:
 April 12th – June 5th

Game Dates:
April 25th – Highspire Memorial Field – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

May 2nd – Highspire Memorial Field – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
May 9th – Highspire Memorial Field – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
May 16th – Highspire Memorial Field – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
May 23rd – Highspire Memorial Field – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
May 30th – No Games – Memorial Day Weekend
June 6th – Highspire Memorial Field – 2:00pm – 4:00pm (Family-Daughter Day)

Click the button to register for the Spring, 2021 Highspire program.

Derry Township Program

Who

Open to girls in grades 2nd-8th (1st graders permitted on a case by case basis).

What

Girls Rugby focuses on helping every girl lead and succeed by teaching positive core values and life skills through non-contact, flag rugby. Flag Rugby is a fun, all-inclusive way to introduce young girls to the fundamental skills of rugby with a big emphasis on having fun! No experience is needed to play and all are welcome to come try it out! Flag Rugby substitutes a traditional “tackle” with a flag pull and is perfect for new or experienced players!

When

Begin with a single-day 3 hour summer camp (July or August) in preparation for and leading up to a 7-week fall season from Sept 13 – Oct. 30 (approx. dates).

Where

The size of the field is adjusted for the number, age and ability of players. The average size is 40 yards wide x 60 yards long.  DTSD or township fields will be used.

Why

The data is clear, girls who participate in sports have higher self-esteem and confidence than girls who don’t. Yet, there are 4 million fewer girls participating in sports compared to boys in the United States.

To indicate an interest in learning more about the Derry Township summer camp & the Fall, 2021 program, please click the button below.

Costs

  • Registration is $100, and each participant will need to purchase a player ‘kit’ @ $55, which includes:

         -Girls Rugby size 3 or 4 rugby ball based on age

         -two (2) jerseys, navy and white

         -one (1) pair of navy shorts

         -one (1) pair of Girls Rugby socks

  • 3 hours Summer Camp – $10 – $15 (priced to cover costs only)

First 20 Registrants for the Derry Township Program

JSF will cover the costs ($55) to purchase player ‘kits’ for first twenty (20) registrants.

Other Financial Assistance

Both Girls Rugby and JSF will make scholarship $$$ available for participants whose families are eligible for school-based free/reduced lunch programs or otherwise experiencing financial hardship.