Parents Page

This page is designed to provide pertinent information about rugby and our club to the parents of our players


Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports.

Health & Safety

At the Doylestown JR RFC the heath and safety of our players is a primary concern. Although we believe rugby can be played in a safe and fun environment, it is a contact sport and we do want to work together with players and parents to minimize injuries and lasting effects of injuries. First thing we ask of all players and parents is to report any injuries to their coach, regardless of severity or where there they occurred.

  • Injuries
    • Concussion: Here is a link for a fact sheet on concussions from the CDC including symptoms of a concussion that parents can observe. Please download and review - Download
    • Returning to Play - We will work with parents and there medical professionals to determine when a player can return to play following an injury
  • Trainers: We will attempt to have an experienced athletic trainer at all our home matches.

Parent Resource

Here are some other resources for parents
  • A Beginners Guide to Rugby Union - Link
  • Rugby Position Guide - Link
  • Role of the Parent - Link

Volunteer Opportunities

The Doylestown Rugby Football Club is a 501(c)3 "Not for Profit" organization with a volunteer coaching staff serving over 100 athletes. The club also depends on help from parents to help the club in many ways including:

  • Fundraising
  • Event Coordinators
  • Game Day Cooking
  • Video Taping of Games


As a community sports organization, players, parents, coaches, and sponsors support most of our expenses.  In the past, we have had sponsors fund equipment and jerseys or provide a service or the general fund.   Each season new needs arise and new ways to support the team present themselves including:

  • Team Jersey Sponsor
  • Kit Bag
  • Web Site Sponsors


Here are links to articles and web sites with other relevant information to parents:


Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.



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