Coastal Dragons Rugby
Teaching student athletes to love rugby
This season we are using TeamSnap for team communication. If you have not received an invite to join your player's team please contact the team parent or send us a note using the form below.
Coastal Dragons uses Constant Contact to send out regular club wide emails to keep the parents and players up to date on upcoming events such as registration and camps. We also have an email list that includes alumni, which we use very selectively when there is an opportunity for alumni to engage such as the Encinitas 7s tournament and alumni games.
If you want to buy spirit wear, we have an online store at Squadlocker.
NOTE: The items you order from Squadlocker are made-to-order, so it can take 2-3 weeks before they arrive.
There are "Express Production" items that ship in 5 days, but for this to work all items in your order have to be "Express Production".
You do not need any special gear for rugby, just a pair of cleats and a mouth-guard.
For cleats you can use regular soccer cleats. The issue with most football cleats is that they have a toe cleat, which is not allowed in rugby games. When your player gets older, it may be worthwhile to look for a “rugby boot”, especially if he/she is playing in the “prop” or “lock” position. In these positions, traction is essential and if you play on soft ground then cleats with bigger metal studs can be helpful. Having said that, soccer cleats are always an acceptable option.
For mouth-guards there are many options and you can find them in any sporting goods store. There are no particular requirements for rugby except that it is important that the player can talk while wearing the mouth guard. This is important so that he/she can communicate with his team mates during game play. As such, many mouth guards designed for football are not good for rugby, since you cannot talk while wearing them. Here are three common brands that you can find on Amazon: Shock Doctor, OPRO and SISU. They normally come in a junior and an adult size. For children with braces, there are special versions of Shock Doctor and OPRO, while SISU offers special instructions when molding on top of braces.