San Diego Mustangs Youth Rugby Club was founded in 2004 and is celebrated its 20th season in 2024. As one of the largest rugby clubs in Southern California, we have over 300 youth club players ages U8 - U18 and we support over 250 players in high school programs.
The club is a volunteer-run, 501 (c) 3 organization made up of parents, coaches and players who are passionate about rugby and focused on introducing the sport to as many youth as possible in the broad area covering Carmel Valley, Del Mar, La Jolla, Sorrento Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Westview, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch and Black Mountain Ranch.
San Diego Mustangs Youth Rugby strives to provide the highest standard and quality of coaching and training, to foster teamwork and to develop each player to the best of his/her potential in a fun and safe environment. All coaches, parents and players are mindful of the Mustangs playing in the spirit of the game, with a focus on teamwork, respect and sportsmanship.
We field teams in the following divisions with programs for ages 6 to 18 years old:
- Co-ed: U8, U10 and U12
- Boys: BU14, BU16 and BU18
- Girls: GU15 and GU18
Programs are run during the SoCal Rugby Seasons:
- Regular Youth U8-U14 Season - Dec to Mid-March
- Regular Olders U16-U18/Girls Season - March to Mid-May
- Summer 7s Season - Mid-May to Mid-July
High School Rugby
Mustangs U16 and U18 club players participate in many local high school rugby programs, including Torrey Pines High School, La Jolla High School, Cathedral Catholic, St. Augustine High School, Santa Fe Christian, Westview High School, Francis Parker, Ranch Bernardo High School, La Costa Canyon and Poway High School. In high school, rugby is a winter season sport, running from Mid-November to February.
The San Diego Mustangs started the Torrey Pines High School Rugby program 10 years ago and it is now recognized as an on-campus, full varsity letter sport for both boys and girls. The club also supports boys and girls high school programs at La Jolla High School, Ranch Bernardo High School, Westview High School, Francis Parker and other local high schools.