But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
The HCYA Raptors rugby program exists to provide Christian home schooled 8th - 12th grade boys (ages 13-18) with the benefits of participation in organized rugby in a setting that honors the God who created them. We will begin pre-season training in December with the regular season running from January-May. The 8th grade players will form our Practice Squad and will be ready to join the 9th-12th grade players in high school competition once they hit high school. The Raptors Team will play area high schools throughout the spring season. Go Raptors!! God is good!!
The boys had their first taste of competition this past weekend at the SaberCats home field, Aveva Stadium, when they participated in the season-opening event: Ruggapalooza! Check out some fantastic pics in our album below. Big thanks to all the fans and families who came out to cheer them on. Go Raptors!
On Veteran's Day 2022, a stalwart group of young men gathered below a threatening sky to learn the basics of this great game and give it a try. The Houston SaberCats led the event and fun was had by all! We also collected a huge amount of in-kind donations for Camp Hope in support of veterans suffering from PTSD! Go Raptors!
If you missed the event, and want to learn some rugby basics, click here for a great introduction to the game. Please note, the Raptors will be playing tackle rugby.
Registration for the 2023 Spring season is open!
Before you will be allowed to register for the HCYA Raptors, you will first need to complete the HCYA Membership Form. There will be a $20 fee per player.
Once you have completed the HCYA Membership Form, you will then have access to the "Rugby > Registration" link on the toolbar above. Fees for the 2023 Season are $400 for 13 year old boys and $500 for 14-18 year old boys, based on their age as of Sept 1, 2022. There is a payment plan option and fees include kit (uniform) as well as all other team expenses.