Eclipse youth rugby is a new youth sports club in north Phoenix, centralized in the Deer Valley School District.

If you live near the intersection of the 101 and I-17 freeways or up toward Anthem, then we are the club for you. We are a member of Rugby Arizona, the state youth rugby organization. We currently have teams for ages 8 to 14, and are looking to build both girls and boys high school teams.

It is never too late to join youth rugby. We accept new players all season and just started our 2nd season as a club. Our first year was a surprising success. We never acquired the number of players we wanted, yet still did very well in two age groups. Our youngest team finished 1st in the touch division during the season, had their only loss in the semi-final, but still finished 3rd in the playoffs. Our tackle team in that same age group finished 4th in season, yet also took 3rd in payoffs. Our oldest boys didn’t have a full team so they played with another new club and helped them win their playoffs.

Yet we didn’t have a single player who played tackle rugby before last year, and over half our players never played any rugby before. It was a testament to the quality of our coaches, parents and players, and how much we learned and grew as a club. It also shows how bright our future can be. We are young and talented, with room to grow so…happy days ahead!



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