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A Message from SoCal Youth Rugby About Covid-19 - May 2020

May 5, 2020
Dear SCYR Members,

As many of you are aware, USA Rugby has extended the suspension of rugby play through the end of May. This was expected and in accordance with California and much of the country’s stay-at-home measures. It is encouraging California is very slowly returning to elements of normalcy in the coming weeks, while still keeping good health top of mind.  

We are in frequent contact with USA Rugby and our local health agencies to understand our options for the return of youth rugby in Southern California. We realize this may look different in each community and the safety of the SCYR young athletes and their families take precedence.  

With that said, we are still planning for Olders 15s (moved from Spring) and Summer 7’s, although potentially in a shortened calendar versus originally planned. We will connect with you once we have more concrete details and a green light to be back on the pitch. The month of May is a transitional month for us all as information changes on a daily basis.

Kind Regards,

Giovanni Vaglietti
SoCal Youth Rugby CEO


U16 & U18s  Players Families ~ A note regarding refunds for the season is coming by May 8.

About Mustangs Rugby

San Diego Mustangs Youth Rugby Club was founded in 2004 and is celebrated its 15th season in 2019. As one of the largest rugby clubs in Southern California, we over 300 youth club players ages U8 - U18 and we support over 250 high school program players. 

The club is a volunteer-run, 501 (c) 3 organization made up of parents, coaches and players who are passionate about rugby and focused on introducing the sport to as many youth as possible in the broad area covering Carmel Valley, Del Mar, La Jolla, Sorrento Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Westview, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch and Black Mountain Ranch. 

San Diego Mustangs Youth Rugby strives to provide the highest standard and quality of coaching and training, to foster teamwork and to develop each player to the best of his/her potential in a fun and safe environment.  All coaches, parents and players are mindful of the Mustangs playing in the spirit of the game, with a focus on teamwork, respect and sportsmanship.

We field teams in the following divisions with programs for ages 5 to 18 years old:

  • Co-ed: U8, U10 and U12
  • Boys: BU14, BU16 and BU18
  • Girls: GU15 and GU18

Programs are run during the SoCal Rugby Seasons: 

  • Regular Youth U8-U14 Season - Dec to Mid-March
  • Regular Olders U16-U18/Girls Season - March to Mid-May
  • Summer 7s Season - Mid-May to Mid-July


Mustangs U16 and U18 club players participate in many local high school rugby programs, including Torrey Pines High School, La Jolla High School, Cathedral Catholic, St. Augustine High School, Santa Fe Christian, Westview High School, Ranch Bernardo High School, Westview High School,  La Costa Canyon and Poway High School. In high school, rugby is a winter season sport, running from Mid-November to February.

The San Diego Mustangs started the Torrey Pines High School Rugby program 10 years ago and it is now recognized as an on-campus, full varsity letter sport for both boys and girls. The club also supports boys and girls high school programs at La Jolla High School and Ranch Bernardo High School, with plans to introduce the sport at other local high schools.

2019/20 Team Training Schedule

U8 CO-ED (FLAG) W F 4:00 - 5:15 pm Solana Highlands
U10 CO-ED T TH 4:00 - 5:15 pm Carmel Del Mar, PHR
U12 CO-ED T TH 4:00 - 5:15 pm Carmel Del Mar, PHR
U14 BOYS T W TH 4:00 - 5:30 pm Solana Highlands, PHR
U16 Boys (Starts Feb 25) T TH 5:30 - 7:00 pm Then 4:00 - 5:30 pm PHR
U18 Boys (Starts Feb 25) T TH 5:30 - 7:00 pm Then 4:00 - 5:30 pm PHR
U18 Girls (Starts Feb 24) M W 3:30 - 5:45 pm Tiera Bonita Elementary


Photos Credit - Jay Coulter