Trailblazers - U15 Team Photo

Our Mission Statement

We have discovered that once young players see full contact rugby they want to play that way and you cant keep them from we help them get there safely to enjoy playing the game!
Our philosophy at North Shore Rugby is to teach our young players contact rugby at an early age and to develop each player's confidence.....once they can tackle safely and with 'enthusiasm' a player's 'entire game' can explode in the many different areas of skill development from that point onward. Learning to play contact rugby at an early age is extremely important for player safety and this begins through 'muscle memory' so our focus is on the details of correct tackling techniques for thirty minutes at every single practice, Spring and Fall. We build our players from there and this sets us apart!


Fall 2014 - Skills Development Program in Salem MA

Every Sunday 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Gallows Hill Park, Salem, MA.

From 7 to 17yrs No bench warming boredom - Maximum fun and participation!
Learn to play the global sport that contains the in-built athleticism and skills of all sports!

2014 Fall Flyer - Salem Download the PDF

Up Coming Event - Winter Indoor 7's Flag Rugby

At the Topsfield Arena - A great way to learn the sport of Sevens Rugby! Non contact but great for fitness with many cross-over skills with the 15 player game.

2015 Winter 7s Flyer Download the Flyer PDF

Registration Update

Register for North Shore Youth RFC - Trailblazers and North Shore Youth RFC - Varsity Colts at This is mandatory and registers players with the national USA Rugby Football Union so that players are insured to participate in rugby from August 2014 until August 2015

  • Players 8-14yrs register with North Shore Youth RFC Trailblazers 2014-2015
  • Players Varsity Colts register with newly created: North Shore Youth RFC U19 2014-2015

The age overlap is to allow for birth date cut-off at September 1st.
MYRO aligns with MIAA and uses the September 1st cutoff date for all contact programs. So a player would have to be under the age of 15 on September 1st....etc.

Please download and read the season flyer before registering and refer above for age appropriate registration.

We are looking to develop the rugby skills of current and new u15's and u17's in particular this Fall so they will be ready to make the step up to playing contact rugby in the Spring -Summer season. We are also recruiting u13's and younger to learn the basics of the game and have a team of registered coaches in place.

Once registered with the Trailblazers or Colts please sign up with Salem Recreation for the Fall program direct link at:

Please refer your friends and schoolmates to this website and our Facebook link.

2014 New England Challenge Cup

Delighted to report, and to have been a part as the head coach of the 2014 New England Challenge Cup winning team yesterday at Fort Devens. Our club captain, Zach Schutz represented North Shore Youth RFC as a starter on on the MYRO Some exceptional players on this team and three were selected to the All American camp.
Des Crowley