2020-2021 Return-to-Play (updated 11/02/2020)

All HS and MS rugby players that are not in a fall or winter sport. Starting Tuesday, November 3rd we will have a new schedule for off-season training.


Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:00p-9:00p in the Medina HS Weight Room

Sundays 5:00p-6:30p at Ken Dukes Stadium (HS Football Stadium)

Strength Training Program

Our weight room sessions will focus on safety and building foundational strength for a multi-directional sport, such as Rugby. We have strength programs adapted for each age group (HS and MS) and can be modified based on experience level (beginner and advanced).

Safety Guidelines

As part of the Return-to-Play program, we must continue to adhere to the same COVID guidelines outlined below.

Athletes can arrive 10 minutes prior to the start and must depart 10 mins after practice ends. Athletes & Coaches must wear a mask to and from training. All athletes must bring their own water (no team water supplied). Carpooling is discouraged. Athletes & Coaches must remain 6ft apart until instructed to do differently. All participants will have their temperature taken upon arrival and must answer symptom questionnaire. This info will be logged. As we move through phases we will be able to change how we train.

Thank you for your understanding as we work through the Return-to-Play protocol. We are following strict guidelines from the Medina City School District, the Medina Athletic Department and the Ohio Board of Health.  We will do our best to keep all our athletes up to date on training so they can get their own work in.   

If you have any questions; please contact your coach or e-mail medinarugby@gmail.com

HS Boys & Girls Open 2020 Season with Wins

The Medina HS Boys & Girls Rugby teams got their 2020 seasons started with victories on Sunday, March 8th at Ken Dukes Stadium. The HS Boys started to day with an 11:00am kick-off against Brunswick. A.J Coltz, Anthony Church and Tristan Perrine all crossed the tryline for the Bees with Kyler Krogh kicking two conversions for a 26-10 win. The HS Girls kicked-off against Amherst at 2:30pm in the final match of the day. Haylee Roach had a huge day scoring 4 tries for the Bees. Rosa Treece dotted down 2 tries of her own with Sarah Burneson and Sarah Schultz chipping in 1 try each. Clare Tschannen was accurate off the kicking tee converting 5 of 8 tries.

In between the two HS varsity matches, the Medina JV boys faced off against Northwest. In a highly competitive match, Northwest proved to be too much with the Bees coming out on the losing end 32-15. A.J Kirlough scored all three tries for Medina in the match.

Medina Rugby 2020 Parents Meeting

Medina Rugby 2020 Season Parent Meeting

There will be an informational parents meeting for our Rookie, Middle School & HS Rugby programs this Wednesday, January 15th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Medina HS Commons. The meeting will provide information on the upcoming season for all of our teams; Rookie, Middle School and High School. This is also a great opportunity to meet the coaches, learn more about Medina Rugby, and have your rugby questions answered.

Medina Rugby Teams to host Free Winter Camps

Medina Rugby will be hosting free Winter Camps for boys and girls in 3rd-12th grades interested in joining the Medina Boys and Girls rugby teams for the 2020 spring season. The Youth Camp (3rd-8th grade students) will be held on Wednesday, January 8th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Medina HS Gymnasium. The HS Camp will be held on Thursday, January 9th from 5:15pm-7:00pm in the Medina HS Gymnasium. The camps will be led by Medina Rugby coaches as an introduction to the basic skills and principles of the sport of Rugby. The camps are FREE to attend, and boy and girl athletes of all skill levels and sport backgrounds are welcome. To RSVP for the camp, please e-mail Director of Rugby Brian Scerca at MedinaRugby@gmail.com with participant’s name, grade and contact information or visit the Contact Us section of the website.

Medina Rugby HS Boys & Girls Informational Meeting for 2020 Season

The Medina High School Boys and Girls Rugby teams will be hosting an informational meeting for students in grades 9-12 interested in playing rugby for the upcoming Spring season. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 18th in the Distance Learning Lab at Medina High School (777 E. Union St. Medina, OH) from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Anyone interested in playing rugby can e-mail Director of Rugby Brian Scerca at medinarugby@gmail.com or visit the Contact Us section.

Medina Rugby’s 4th annual Day of Caring

On Saturday, November 2nd, the Medina High School and Middle School Boys and Girls Rugby teams spent the day helping area Medina residents during their 4th annual Day of Caring Community Service project. Players, coaches and parents teamed up and completed yard work, leaf clean-up and other small projects for elderly of disabled residents in need of assistance. This year, the rugby teams were able to help a total of 5 families.

Medina Rugby hosts successful Fall Rugby Camp

The Medina Rugby program hosted a successful rugby camp on Sunday, October 6th at Ken Dukes Stadium. Nearly 150 athletes combined attended the Youth Camp (3rd – 8th Grades) and the High School Camp (9th – 12th Grades). All campers received a free t-shirt and learned some of the basic skills of rugby.

Medina Rugby will be hosting a free Winter Rugby Camp for Youth and High School students in January to be held in the HS Gymnasium. Exact date and time TBA.

2019 Fall Youth Rugby Camp
2019 Fall High School Rugby Camp

Medina Rugby 2019 Fall Camp

The 2019 Medina Rugby Fall Camp will be Sunday, October 6th at Ken Dukes Stadium on the campus of Medina High School. The camp is free and open to all boy and girl athletes in grades 3 through 12 that are interested in joining our teams for the upcoming spring season. Campers will get an introduction to the basic skills and principles of rugby and new players of all skill levels are welcome.

Camp Schedule:

4:00pm – 5:30pm (3rd – 8th grade boys and girls)

6:00pm – 7:30pm (9th – 12th grade boys and girls)

To RSVP for the camp please e-mail MedinaRugby@gmail.com with the camper’s name, grade and parents’ contact information or sign-up through the Contact Us section of the website.

High School Boys & Girls Team Meeting 8/26

Medina HS Boys and Girls Rugby teams are having an informational team meeting on Monday, August 26th starting at 7:00pm in the HS Commons. Attendance is mandatory for returning players and new players are welcome to attend.  We will be discussing the off-season lifting program and providing important dates for the HS Open House and the Homecoming Parade.

For more information, email us at MedinaRugby@gmail.com or visit the “Contact Us” section of the website