USA Rugby, a non-profit corporation, is the national governing body for the sport of rugby in the U.S. and serves as the sport's official representative to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Rugby Board (IRB).
USA Rugby says its mission is to achieve and maintain high levels of quality in American-played rugby. It strives to accomplish these goals by providing competitive and educational opportunities to players, coaches, referees and administrators.
Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is composed of 37 Local Area Unions (LAUs), which are grouped into seven geographical Territorial Unions (Tus). These local bodies represent the backbone of USA Rugby. The organization is governed by a 35-member board of directors, which sets organizational policies and procedures. USA Rugby's national office is directly responsible for planning and executing ongoing activities and initiatives.
Established in 1988, the 10-member team headed by the chief executive officer is in Colorado Springs, Colo., near the U.S. Olympic Training Center.