2016 Kick Off Tournament

KOT Starts Off Rugby Season (2/1/2016)

We are proud to report the Sacramento Valley Rugby Foundation’s 32nd Annual Kick Off Tournament went very well this past weekend (January 30/31, 2016). The “KOT” greatly benefited from dry weather on the weekend, after weeks of several rain cycles helped our extensive field improvements settle into place. Read More

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  • The largest Youth & High School Rugby Tournament in the Western Hemisphere offers your club, your squad, as well as its coaches and supporting parents, a unique opportunity for pre-season development.
  • Highly organized, well run, with large Vendor Village and volunteer staff of Field Marshalls.
  • The KOT presents us with a unique opportunity for Referee Development. Rugby NorCal. partners with the NCRRS to attract a large concentration of Referee Coaches and referees to a FREE Friday training session, and to stay for two days of intense efforts. All meals are covered for attending refs. All clubs should please encourage their developing refs to attend.
  • Many top match officials (Refs) from across the Western US are flying to support our efforts.
  • (3) 30 minutes matches guaranteed for all attending sides, each day of play
  • A chance to compete against the best sides from Jesuit High, and across the Sacramento Valley
  • A chance for local clubs to compete against sides visiting from out-of-state clubs, with at least sides from OR & WA confirmed at the present time!
  • Expanding Girls, Middle School, U12 and U10 play
  • Boys Varsity and JV offered both Saturday and Sunday
  • Every effort will be made to minimize facing in-season rivals, with competitions and playing schedules to be set one week in advance of the event.


  • U-10
  • U-12
  • U-14 (two levels)
  • U-17 (two levels)
  • U-19 (six levels)


Ray Schwartz (916) 524-8928

Ray Thompson (916) 972-8977

Jerry Ahlin (916) 804-4332