FSU Women's Rugby Football Club
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I don't have a clue what rugby is, how will I ever learn how to play?
See you at practice!
A: None of us were born in Austrailia, but a lot of us do have past high school and college athletic experience in a variety of sports. You can depend on our experienced coaches and players to teach you the rules and skills you need to play the game. Check out the helpful and fun Rookie Primer from Radcliff Women's Rugby.
Q: Am I too small to play rugby?
A: You can never be too small to play rugby. Everyone on the team plays a
special role. In most cases the smaller players are the most fit and the
fastest. Remember that in rugby you play two 40 minute halves of continuous
play and the first 20 minutes of the half are just as important as the second
Q: Who do you play against?
A: We play other ACC-SEC schools and other universities in the Southeast.
We often enter rugby tournaments and the opponents vary depending on the tournament. If you are the competitive type, come out and play.
Q: Why should I play?
A: Rugby is a fast and growing sport in the US. Learn how to play a great
game against other ACC-SEC schools in a competitive and friendly atmosphere.
Rugby is also a great way to develop contacts socially and to make friends.
Rugby also develops character and physical fitness. Another advantage is
that rugby is a great way to relieve the stress of college classes!
Q: How much time will it take?
A: Part of the college experience is about growing socially as an individual
and accepting responsibility for your class work. In college you have many
distractions and time management is of the utmost importance. We have
regular mandatory practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Games are usually on the weekends. So get your rear off the couch, put down that Play Station
controller, and bring your potential to the field!
Q: What are my chances of getting hurt?
A: Every contact sport has its injuries. A lot of times people see
professional rugby games and get the wrong impression. We will teach you the
proper technique to reduce the chances of injury and make it as fun as
possible. (and don't forget your mouthpiece!)
Q: What are my chances playing right away?
A: Each team has 15 players on the field at one time. Experience usually helps because rugby is a skill sport, but don't think you can't come in and play the game. Many of our best players have only one semester (or less) of playing experience.
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