Iowa Youth Rugby
The Iowa Youth Rugby Association (IAYRA) is the sanctioning body for all youth rugby in the State of Iowa. The IAYRA became the sanctioning body for youth rugby in October 2010 when it was awarded Emerging State Based Rugby Organization status by USA Rugby. The IAYRA employs many of the structures and strategies developed for the Central Iowa Rugby Metro League (CIRML), started in 2010 as the first rugby Sevens league in the Nation, to accelerate the growth of rugby in Iowa over a wide range of leagues and teams towards future varsity recognition.
The IAYRA is committed to supporting boys and girls rugby through individual high school-based teams, non-contact recreational youth, and middle school leagues to full contact All-State teams. To do this, the IAYRA is composed of a Board of Directors that is focused on economic sustainability and a Coaches Association that is focused on league quality.