Online High School Rugby
The Foundation didn’t hesitate in showing its support for an online high school rugby injury study, designed to benefit all high school rugby players registered with USA Rugby. In 2006, the study was headed up by Dr. Dawn Comstock, an experienced, rugby player, coach and referee.
Online Player Welfare Study Grant
In late 2023 the US Rugby Foundation provided a $7500 grant for a study entitled “The Implications of the Lack of Sports Medicine Care in Community-Level American Rugby”. This study, led by Dr. Katie Hunzinger, PhD, ACSM-CEP, CPT. aims to better understand concussion knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions among American rugby stakeholders.
Athletes older than 18 years old and currently involved in American community-level rugby are eligible to participate in the study. The study consists of an online survey broken down into two parts: concussion knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions, and sports medicine utilization.
Potential participants are eligible to join in this study if they are older than 18 years old and currently involved in American community-level rugby (i.e., adult club women’s or men’s) as either a coach, administrator, referee, referee coach, player, or sports medicine staffer. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and participants can end their participation, if they wish, at any time