The Arlington Stallions compete in Division 1AA of Rugby Illinois. The varsity team is largely comprised of upperclassmen, although underclassmen may play on varsity. Varsity players usually play one or two preseason friendlies and a six-game regular season, followed by the state playoffs. The Rugby Illinois state championship game usually takes place around the end of May and beginning of June.
Varsity indoor training begins in early January at the Mount Prospect RecPlex. Outdoor practice begins in early March at Olympic Park in Schaumburg and then Klem Park in Arlington Heights.
The regular season begins the first week of April.
The Arlington Stallions girls team began play in spring 2023 and compete in the Rugby Illinois High School girls division. The schedule is similar to that of the boys, except that our girls may combine numbers with another girls’ club for a boost in player numbers.
The Arlington Stallions also field a team in the Frosh/Soph (U16) division of Rugby Illinois, which is comprised of freshmen and sophomores. The frosh/soph team typically plays a schedule similar to that of the varsity.
The frosh/soph team practices with the varsity.
There are two middle school teams: Juniors (U13) and Seniors (U15). Juniors are 5th and 6th graders, while 7th and 8th graders play on the senior side. Middle school matches are held on Sundays. There are usually five regular-season games along with one or two preseason friendlies.
Middle school teams are co-ed and train at the same location as the varsity.
The Arlington Stallions play in the Rugby Illinois Olympic (Sevens) Rugby series each summer. Sevens tournaments take place on Saturdays in June and July, with the state finals in mid-July.
Arlington Stallions are five-time Rugby Illinois Olympic Rugby champions, having won titles in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018.
Arlington also competes in Rugby Illinois Fall Ball. Fall Ball is open to all high school students, with training beginning after Labor Day. There are typically five to six Fall Ball matches, with no playoffs or championships, as Fall Ball is intended to give players who are not involved in fall sports an opportunity to play rugby.