Join The Los Angeles Rebellion
The LA Rebellion welcomes everyone to come play rugby, regardless of skill set, shape, size, age, ethnicity or sexual identity. Whether it is the beginning of the season, mid-season or the off season, any player interested is welcome to join team practices. The Rebellion creates a fun, inclusive environment to participate in this growing sport.
The 2018-19 Season begins October 1! Welcome Week (our annual recruiting period) is from September 21 - October 13 and includes Meet Ups around LA, our Rugby 101 training camp, and social events. New players can join at any time. Get more details here. If you have questions, feel free to message us on Facebook or toss us an email.
During our season we ask for a commitment of practices twice a week, for 2-3 hours each practice. Our practices through the conclusion of 2016 are scheduled for TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from 8 - 10 pm (please arrive by 7:45.) For further information, review our schedule page, and check our calendar page for any changes to dates, times or locations.
How Do I Join?
Come to practice, it's that simple! If you decide to give rugby a try, be sure to give our Player Representative your name, phone number and email address. On an annual basis, each player is responsible for paying team dues and registering with USA Rugby.
How much does it cost to join the team?
Team dues are $160 for rookies and $200 for veteran players. If paying at once is going to be difficult, talk to the player representative about setting up a payment plan. USA Rugby also requires all players to register at usarugby.org and pay a required fee of $81.50. Need help? Follow these easy instructions!
What equipment do I need?
If you are a new player we recommend coming to practice with:
- Rugby or soccer cleats (American football and baseball cleats are illegal in rugby)
- A mouth guard\
- Rugby shorts (available via rugbyworld.com) or gym shorts.
- Athletic wear you don't mind getting dirty
Does it matter if you’ve played sports before?
No. Many of our players either played sports a very long time ago or not at all. Its never too late to learn, and the benefits of regular sports practice will amaze you.
If you are a new player wanting to join during this time with little to no experience check out the information provided on our Rugby 101 page. We can teach you the skills, but it's recommended you have a basic understanding of what a rugby game looks like and the basic rules involved.
Does it matter if you’re out of shape and afraid rugby is too demanding?
No. Rugby can be a demanding sport, but our regular weekly practices are designed to build the fitness levels of every player, and you will find our workouts to be fun and engaging, and inclusive to all players no matter what level of experience and/or fitness they bring to the pitch.
Can I come and watch practice before I join?
Of course! We encourage potential new members to observe a practice or come to one of our Ruggerbust events to learn more about the team.
Will I get hurt?
Like any high-impact sport, rugby carries a certain amount of risk when you walk on the pitch. While injuries do happen, the amount or severity of injury is no different than other sports of a similar nature; and in fact, rugby has less injury than football! The Rebellion cares about the safety of the entire team - in addition to learning how to play the game safely, you have the option of purchasing additional protective gear for practice and game days.