Rugby is a unique sport with a culture of honor and respect for self, teammates, coaches, opposing teams and referees that transcends any other American sport. JSerra Rugby Football Club was formed in 2015 to provide an opportunity for JSerra athletes to learn the sport and culture of rugby and to gain exposure to potential scholarship opportunities at the collegiate level.
Rugby is a club sport within the Athletic department and competes in the Southern California Youth Rugby (SCYR) Association high school division. While not currently a California Interscholastic Federation sport, there are many people are working to get rugby CIF approved within the next few years.
Rugby is a winter sport: 3 day/week practices start at the beginning of November, the first competition is in early December, and games are played Friday night (or Saturday) through the beginning of February. Championship playoffs are completed before the end of February.
Planning for the 2018 season is underway and registration will be available online shortly. All interested families are encouraged to get on the distribution list and to request more information by contacting Coach Louis Mosconi at email@example.com or 714.360.7216.
The JSerra Rugby coaches are extremely passionate about growing the sport of rugby by creating challenging opportunities for youth players as well as preserving the culture and traditions of rugby for all to experience. In addition, distinguished guest coaches will be brought in to assist with specific skill sets for specific training sessions.
LOUIS MOSCONI - HEAD COACH
Coach Mosconi has over 25 years combined experience as a club rugby player, youth rugby coach, and club administrator. He began his rugby career with the Men's Div. II Woodlands Rugby Football Club in Texas where he played for many years. In later years he played senior-level rugby with Woodlands RFC Deadwood and Monmouth NJ Old Boys. During the club rugby season he provides coaching to support to the South OC Rhinos U14 and San Clemente Gators U18 teams.
NICK SARRIS - ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Sarris is an alumnus of JSerra ('07) as well as the University of Arizona, where he played in the Backs for Dave Sitton and the historic Arizona Wildcats Rugby Club. Some of his team accolades include the Elite Eight in 2010, third place finish in the Collegiate Rugby Championship in 2011, and an impressive second place finish in the 2012 Collegiate Rugby Championship. Along with playing with and against many current USA Eagles, Nick was the Vice President and Head of Fundraising for the Wildcats. Nick brings a vast knowledge of Rugby 7s and 15s to the JSerra Program.
For more information on JS Lions RFC, contact Head Coach Louis Mosconi at 714.360.7216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.