USA Rugby (USAR) was established in Chicago, Illinois, in 1975. As the governing body for the sport in America, USA rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels has over 115,000 active members.
In 2010 USA Rugby became an official Olympic Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. USA Rugby is also a member of World Rugby, the sport's international governing body. USA Rugby has 32 full time employees, many of whom are based in the National Office in Lafayette, Colorado. The national office handles national level coaching, refereeing, player education and certification, youth development, the 4 US national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes.