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LittleSwans Rugby: How Our Core Values Can Benefit Children On and Off the Pitch


LittleSwans Rugby Washington DC Core Values

Rugby, beyond being a sport, can be a great introduction to life outside of the classroom.

It teaches invaluable lessons that extend far beyond the boundaries of the pitch. LittleSwans Rugby is commitmented to five core values, which exemplify this ethos.



  1. Respect: Respect, the cornerstone of any successful endeavor, forms the bedrock of LittleSwans Rugby's philosophy. On the pitch, respect is shown through adherence to the rules, referees, opponents, and teammates. Off the field, it fosters empathy, tolerance, and appreciation for diversity. Embracing respect cultivates a culture of mutual understanding and acceptance.

  2. Discipline: LittleSwans Rugby instills discipline not merely as a means to victory but as life skill. On the pitch, it translates into organized training, commitment to improvement, and composure under pressure. Beyond rugby, discipline breeds consistency, resilience, and self-mastery. It empowers individuals to navigate life's challenges with fortitude and determination.

  3. Teamwork: In rugby, as in life, success is a collective effort. LittleSwans Rugby champions the value of teamwork, recognizing that it magnifies individual capabilities. Off the field, it cultivates collaboration, leadership, and a sense of belonging. Embracing teamwork enables individuals to achieve more together than they ever could alone.

  4. Sportsmanship: At the heart of rugby lies the essence of sportsmanship – integrity, fairness, and grace in victory or defeat. LittleSwans Rugby instills these values as non-negotiable principles. On the pitch, sportsmanship transcends competition, enhancing camaraderie, respect, and friendship. Off the field, it shapes character, instilling humility, resilience, and ethical conduct.

  5. Enjoyment: LittleSwans Rugby puts a huge importance on enjoyment, recognizing it as the ultimate reward of each session. On the pitch, enjoyment fuels passion, creativity, and a love for the game. Off the field, it imbues life with vitality, optimism, and a sense of fulfillment. Prioritizing enjoyment ensures that rugby remains not just a sport but a source of lifelong pleasure and inspiration.


Little Swans Rugby's five core values – respect, discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, and enjoyment – each of which enrich the lives of players both on and off the field. By embracing these values, individuals not only become better rugby players but also better human beings, equipped with the skills, attitudes, and values to thrive in any endeavor they pursue.

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