Episode 38

The Facts on Olympic and U.S. Rugby

Did you know that professional rugby leagues are emerging all over the U.S.? Did you know that rugby is actually safer than American football in many ways, despite the lack of pads? Did you know that rugby will be in the Olympics next year for the first time since 1924?

All these facts indicate one thing: rugby is a sport on the rise.

Dominic Wareing, Youth Development Director at Play Rugby USA, joins our podcast to discuss what makes rugby such a great sport. Dominic and host Emily Cohen discuss the basics of the game, the upcoming reintroduction of rugby to the Olympics, and why he calls rugby “a hooligan’s sport played by gentlemen.” Whether you’re an avid fan or a novice, we guarantee you’ll learn something new!

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Aug 14 2015