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Welcome to the Utah Lions Rugby Academy

The Utah Lions Rugby organization is a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the High Performance Development of elite level athletes. Our athletes are dedicated to making rugby their sport of choice with a goal to advance to national, international, and Olympic teams. 

With our performance partners RTF Training, O.U.R, and World Rugby Shop, we offer the most advanced rugby coaching and the highest quality strength, conditioning, and speed training in Utah. We combine that with our Neurologic partnership in University of Utah to provide participants with all of the essential tools to become an elite athlete.

The Lions are dedicated development organization designed to develop athletes into student-athletes that University and National programs seek out. Our U18 boys and girls compete in the NAHS7s circuit as one of only 12 academy programs in North America. From there, the top athletes are selected to represent North America as part of the NA Lions  If you think you may be eligible for admission to our team, please contact your local coach, or a member of the Lions, for a discussion with the coaching staff regarding our organization and your possibilities.

2020 Lions Touring Registrations

Registration for Tropical 7s and Europe are up. 


2021 Lions tour to England and Wales

Its official, We will be touring to Wales and England in the winter of 2021. We have arranged matches between the Lions and Teddington Rugby Club (London), Walcot Rugby Club (Bath), and Ystradllanais Rugby Club in Cardiff, Wales. In addition to playing rugby we will see England v Italy at Twickenham stadium, Tour London including the tower and museums, Catch both a Premiership and Pro-14 rugby match , see Stonehenge, and so much more! Tour dates are Feb 12-21, 2021. See registration for more cost info PLUS we will be having a online meeting on Thursday, 19 March. at 7pm MST. 

This is a U19 tour and we are looking primarily for players born in 2002 and 2003. We will take a few exceptional 2004 players. We will explain more during the video conference. A link will be provided below and in an email to you.

U23 Men and Women Expression of Interest