Land Park Rugby – Home of the Motley Sacramento, CA

Level 1 Referee Certification Course
Earn money refereeing rugby matches this summer and be a student of the game. It’s easy and it’s fun!
9:00am PDT – 5:00pm PDT June 9th, 2018
Location: River City High School 1 Raider Lane, West Sacramento. Click the link below to register for the USA Rugby Level 1 Officiating course. Pre-course Registration Requirements – Students must complete easy, online World Rugby modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.
Middle School Motley
Please consider signing up for All Stars. Info below. You are eligible if you are currently in 7th or 8th grade.
Rugby NorCal
2018 All-Stars
Try-Outs / Practice
June 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15
6pm to 8pm at Danny Nunn Park in Sacramento
For 2018 RNC, in combination with EIRA, is offering the
Rugby NorCal Players an incredible All-Star season. We will
be competing with Middle School, JV and Varsity teams withEagle Impact Rugby Academy against the Bay Area on June 9th and against EIRA So Cal in San Luis Obispo on June 16th and then we will go on tour with RNC to the Great Northwest Challenge Regional Cup Tournament in Boise ID June 21-23.
For more info contact Karen Chance 916-792-6644

Rugby NorCal Junior Rugby Classic Tournament

Middle School – Be at the field ready to go at 8:30 am.
Bartholomew Park 10150 Franklin High Rd, Elk Grove, California 95757. Please arrive early so that you have time to park, check in and warm up before your first match.

Middle School Schedule – Saturday March 24th
8:30 arrive to the field in Elk Grove
9:25 v. Marin
11:05 v. Danville
12:20 v. Sierra
2:25 playoff
2:50 playoff
3:15 championship game

We are on Field 4. Parking for Fields 4 is available in the lot on Franklin High Road (no parking fee). Overflow parking for all fields is also available in the parking lot on Whitelock Parkway or next door at Franklin High School.  Ms. Delgado (Jeremy’s mom) will collect jerseys at the conclusion of the MS tourney so bring extra clothes. There is not a water hose or spout at the fields, so please be sure to bring plenty of water for your players.

There will be food trucks to purchase breakfast/ lunch/ beverages, and t-shirts will be available for sale.
A canned food drive for the Elk Grove Food Bank is being held at the tournament this weekend. Please consider bringing 1-2 canned food items to donate.

Congratulations to the U-10 and U-12 teams for a great season!

Thank you parents, players, coaches, and volunteers.
Please turn in your jersey if you still have it. There will be a $35 fee for all jerseys not returned. You can mail it or drop it by 2900 Regina Way, Sacramento 95818. Please do so immediately so we can complete our inventory. Thank you.
If you ordered and paid for photos but could not attend the end of year party to pick them up, we will mail to you. Please send an email to with your player’s name, team, and address. Please give us a few weeks
Ms. Delgado (Jeremy’s mom) will collect jerseys at the conclusion of the MS tourney so bring extra clothes.  Motley Forever!

Saturday March 24th – Hal Bartholomew Park in Elk Grove.   We will post game times when they are released.  Thank you.

Congratulations to the U-10 and U-12 teams for a wonderful season! Motley Forever!!

Please check our FB page (landparkrugby) or this website for practice updates. We will update the location of practice by 2:00 pm on Tues. or Thurs. the day of practice due to weather conditions and field closures by the City.  If there are no updates, practice is on our home fields in Land Park.  Thank you.

Our home pitch is located between the golf course and Fairytale Town in Land Park – 1701 Sutterville Rd, Sacramento, CA 95822 

PRACTICE at the Rhinos Academy, an indoor facility.WHERE: 1940 Railroad Dr., Sacramento 95815
WHEN: Thursday Jan. 25, 4:00-5:30

Bring mouthguards, and tennis shoes and cleats for the artificial turf. We will use the scrum sled.

 Our practice location changes on Tuesday Jan. 2 until year end to our home fields –  Land Park Rugby complex, between Fairytale Town and the Land Park Golf Course on 17th Avenue, directly across from the Zoo

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:15.  MOUTHGUARDS MANDATORY!  

Please review our 2018 schedule posted under the 2017 schedule tab.

WEIGHT LIMITS:  The league differentiates teams by weight classification in order to keep play as safe as possible, outlined below:

Middle School Open- 139lbs and up Light- 138lbs and below
U12 Open- 169lbs and below Light- 108lbs and below X-player: 170lbs and up
U10 Open- 139lbs and below Light- 80lbs and below X-player: 140lbs and up

NOTE:  Player weigh ins take place prior to each game.

If a youth player (up to and including those in sixth grade) exceeds the maximum weight limit he/she must wear red socks, which identifies that this player cannot be the first receiver of the ball and that as a tackler this player must be very conscious of making safe tackles on smaller players..

Motley have two teams each age grade; Light and Open.

New Players always welcome throughout the year. Registration will continue at practice.  You can print out the forms (see registration link on our website), fill them out, and bring them to practice. If you have not registered before, bring copies of birth certificate or passport (will not be returned).  Extra registration forms will be provided at practice.  We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Registration dues are $160 for U-10 and U-12, and $180 for Middle School for 2018.  To register, bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate or passport (will not be returned) along with registration forms (forms are also are on site at practice).  ID photos will be taken by us and we will collect the fee to play. ($100 goes to USA/NorCal Rugby).
Partial scholarships may be available   


For all registered Motley players:  We have created the Motley Academy in conjunction with Rhinos Rugby Academy, Sacramento.

COST:  $40/month

WHEN:  Every Wednesday beginning Jan. 3 and running through end of Feb.

The Motley Academy includes:

  • Tutoring with a tutor, if needed (one hour study hall).
  • Strength and conditioning with trainer (one hour).
  • Rugby Skills with Orene A’ii, 2005 Rugby world player of the year New Zealand (one hour).

The Academy runs from 4 to 7:30 (Wednesdays), and other arrangements can be made per player regarding the times.

The Facility is located at 1940 Railroad Drive, Sacramento, CA  95815.

REGISTRATION:  Two options –

1)  register with Motley and pay ($260 = $180 dues and $80 for Jan and Feb Motley Academy), or

2)  register with Motley and pay $180, then make payment arrangements for the Motley Academy directly with Rhinos Rugby Academy.

Rhinos Academy may have a van available for pick-up/ drop off at Land Park, if there is enough interest.


Become a level 200 certified rugby Coach.  This is the only class in our area at this time.

Level 200 Coaching Certification – 8 hour course, only need to complete once per lifetime

December 2, 2017 Level 200 Coaching Certification Clinic

  • Saturday, 8:00am PST-5:00pm PST
  • Church of the Foothills/Christa McAuliffe Park
  • 2380 Merrychase Drive Cameron Park, CA 95682
  • Link:
  • You must sign up and complete on-line course work before the December 2nd class.


About Motley

Land Park Motley is one of Northern California’s first and foremost youth rugby programs.  We field U-8, U-10, U-12 and Middle School teams. As a founding member of NorCal Youth Rugby Association, our commitment is to preserve the history and tradition of a sport that creates friendships for life. Many Motley players go on to play rugby at CK McClatchy, Jesuit, Christian Brothers, Rio Americano, El Camino, Kennedy and other High Schools.  Many of our players go onto play college rugby, represent us in all-star selections, and have represented  the United States of America in International Matches.

Our coaches are certified, referees are certified, and we have a certified medical professional at every match.

We primarily play teams from within the Sacramento Valley and occasionally from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jerseys are on loan for the season and must be returned.  Rugby shorts and socks can be purchased from us after the first practice starts on November 28, 2017 for about $50.00.  These are good quality Canterburry shorts that should last a lifetime. 

Beginning the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, practices are on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 – 5:15 PM. Beginning in January, and as daylight permits, we will start practices later in the afternoon. During December and early January, we practice on the practice baseball fields just north of the zoo. Beginning mid January, and for the rest of the season, our practice field is next to the golf pro shop in Land Park

If you can’t make registration, or missed it, come on out. There is usually still room to participate.

Bring your cleats, a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and a mouthpiece. Mouthpieces are mandatory.

We start the season in Land Park adjacent to the baseball fields and north of the Zoo.

For more information – call Coach Jeff Phillips @ 916‐475‐3235 or email him at