USA Rugby E-News Letter

July 2009

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Upcoming Events

August 1 – All-Americans South Africa Tour -USA All-Americans vs Western Province Students, Stellenbosch, South Africa
August 1-2 – Coach Certification Workshop: Introducing Rugby & Developing Rugby Skills – Winston-Salem, NC. Contact Mollie McCarthy for more information mmccarthy@usarugby.org
August 5 – All-Americans South Africa Tour – USA All-Americans vs Argentina Jaguars – Stellenbosch, South Africa

August 8 – All-Americans South Africa Tour – USA All-Americans vs South Africa Varsity Cup Students – Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa

August 8 – Level 1 Officiating Course – Gastonia, NC. Please contact Phil Dent (pdent@spirax.com) to register for the course.
August 8-9 – Coach Certification Workshop: Introducing Rugby & Developing Rugby Skills – Chicago, IL. Contact Mollie McCarthy for more information mmccarthy@usarugby.org
August 8-9 – Coach Certification Workshop: Introducing Rugby & Developing Rugby Skills – Omaha, NE. Contact Mollie McCarthy for more information mmccarthy@usarugby.org.
August 9 – Level 1 Officiating Course – Warsaw, IN. Please contact Eric Barker (barker14610@gmail.com) to register for the course.
August 9 – Level 1 Officiating Course – Malden, MA. Please contact Peter Watson (peter.watson@mailgw.com) to register for the course.
August 10 – Nations Cup, Canada – USA WNT vs England @ Appleby College at 6:30pm
August 15 – Level 1 Officiating Course – Chicago, IL. Please contact David Carter (dave@rockriverservice.com) to register for the course.
August 15-16 – Level 2 Officiating Course – Atlanta, GA. Please contact Mike Cobb (Cobber12@charter.net) to register for the course.
August 15-16 – Coach Certification Workshop: Introducing Rugby & Developing Rugby Skills – Pittsburgh, PA. Contact Mollie McCarthy for more information mmccarthy@usarugby.org.
August 15-16 – Men’s Club Sevens Championships – Rocca Field, Treasure Island – San Francisco, Calif.
August 16 – Level 1 Officiating Course – Denver, CO. Please contact Charlie Haupt (charles.w.haupt@lmco.com) to register for the course.
August 16 – Nations Cup, Canada – USA WNT vs South Africa @ TBD at 3:00pm

August 16 & 23 – Level 2 Officiating Course – Mobile, AL. Contact Steve Parrill for more information and to register, stephen.parrill@lbsp.org

August 16 & 23 – Level 2 Officiating Course – Springield, LA. Contact Steve Parrill for more information and to register, stephen.parrill@lbsp.org

August 19 – Nations Cup, Canada – USA WNT vs Canada @ Appleby College at 6:30pm

August 21 – Level 1 Coaching of Match Officials Course – Dallas, TX. Contact Ed Todd for more information and to register, etodd@usarugby.org

August 22 – Nations Cup, Canada – USA WNT vs France @ Fletchers at 3:00pm
August 22 – Luke Gross Technical Lineout Clinic – Syracuse, NY. Contact Mike Hodgins (NYS Rugby President) at mhodgins@usarugby.org for more information.
August 22-23 – Coach Certification Workshop: Introducing Rugby & Developing Rugby Skills – Atlanta, GA. Contact Mollie McCarthy for more information mmccarthy@usarugby.org.
August 28-30 – Level 3 Officiating Course – Boulder, CO. Please contact R&L Training Committee Chairman Michael G. Malone (mgmalone@comcast.net) for more information and to register.
August 29-30 – All-Star Sevens Championships – Randall’s Island, New York City, NY

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In This Issue…

• MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
• WORLD GAMES 2009
• COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICANS
• MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
• WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAMS
• GAME DEVELOPMENT

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
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Individual and Club Member Registration Set to Open August 14, 2009 USA Rugby is proud to announce that the 2009-2010 registration cycle will open on August 14, 2009. Both new members to USA Rugby and members who currently have an active registration through 8/31/2009 will be able to renew for 2009-2010 on Friday, August 14, 2009. Members & clubs who register on or after August 14th will receive the following dates of active membership:

Valid From: 08/14/2009 (or the exact date of online registration)
Valid To: 08/31/2010 (every member and club receives the same
expiration date)

Individuals and clubs can register by visiting https://membership.usarugby.org/default.aspx.

**Please note that any online registration made prior to August 14, will expire on August 31, 2009**

New Features for 2009-2010
USA Rugby will be offering new membership registration features for 2009-2010. The most recent available upgrades include:
• Youth & Adult Waiver — Our insurance provider now requires separate waivers, confirmation of medical insurance and releases for adults (over 18 on the date of registration) and youth (under 18 on the date of registration) members at the time of registration and to be maintained by the club. The waiver will remain in the same order within the registration flow, but club administrators will need to be aware of the difference with the adult and/or minor members. We will make this as clear as possible throughout the competition season to help club administrators understand and comply with this requirement of our insurance provider. We appreciate your assistance in advance to help communicate this requirement.
• Early Certificate of Insurance Availability – Any club that purchases their membership registration on or after August 14th, will have the option to request a copy of USA Rugby’s General Liability insurance policy prior to having 15 Active members on their public roster. Club’s that register early and request a COI will be given a grace period until Monday, September 17th to obtain the required number of Active members on their public roster. This will allow clubs to secure practice and match fields prior to the start of their competitive seasons.
Updates to USA Rugby’s Member Information and Privacy In anticipation of 2009-2010 registration cycle, USA Rugby has update its Member Information and Privacy Policy. These updates are available on http://www.usarugby.org/goto/membership_privacy.

WORLD GAMES 2009
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U.S. Redeems Itself in Second Day Action at World Games The U.S. Men’s National Sevens Team redeemed itself in the second day of competition at the World Games, winning two of its three matches and earning a fifth place finish to round out the tournament. …more
• USA Sevens Team Go 0-3 in Pool Play at World Games
• Caravelli Assemble Mix of Youth and Experience for Upcoming World Games

COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICANS
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USA Sevens LLC Named as Presenting Sponsor for the 2009 Collegiate All-American Tour to South Africa USA Sevens LLC has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 2009 Collegiate All-American Tour to South Africa, which will see the team compete in three matches over the course of eight days in early August. …more

Collegiate All-American Tour Details, Squad Released USA Rugby announced the squad selections for the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans’ upcoming three-match tour in South Africa. The Collegiate All-Americans will then take on the Argentina Jaguars on August 5 in Stellenbosch, before moving to the University of Cape Town to take on the Western Province Students on Saturday, August 8. The team will then depart Cape Town later that night after taking in the Tri-Nations match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands Stadium. …more

Melville Announces Coach Appointments Following a recent interview process conducted by USA Rugby’s CEO and President of Operations Nigel Melville with input from Eddie O’Sullivan (Eagles Head Coach) and Matt Sherman (National Age Grade Director), USA Rugby officially announced its coach appointments for the USA Men’s Select XV, Men’s Under-20s and Boy’s High School All-Americans. …more

MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
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New Americas Rugby Championship to Start in 2009 The International Rugby Board has established the Americas Rugby Championship, which will kick off on September 7, 2009. The Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) will build on the success of the North America 4 tournament that it replaces, and is a key component of the IRB’s Strategic Investment Program, which includes significant investment in USA, Canada and Argentina. …more

U.S. Fall 41-18, Lost IRB Rugby World Cup Qualifier Series to Canada Playing with only 14 players for three-quarters of the match, the U.S. Men’s National Rugby Team struggled to stick to its pattern and fell to the Canadians, 41-18, in the second game of their home-and-away Rugby World Cup Qualifying series in Edmonton on Saturday, July 11. …more
• The U.S. Eagles Name Lineup for Second RWC Qualifier Match in Edmonton

Canada Tips Hat to USA Eagles in Rugby World Cup Qualifier The USA Eagles rang in America’s birthday with a clutch 12-6 victory over Canada in the first match of a home-and-away Rugby World Cup Qualifier series at Blackbaud Stadium. Veteran USA flyhalf Mike Hercus kicked for all of the USA’s points, with one drop goal and three penalty kicks in the team’s first victory versus Canada since 2005. …more

• The U.S. Eagles Name Starting Lineup for Rugby World Cup Qualifying Match against Canada

WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAMS
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U.S. Women’s Team Names Player Pool for Upcoming Nations Cup The U.S. Women’s National Team has announced the roster of athletes for the upcoming Nations Cup, to be held August 6-23 in Toronto, Ontario. …more

USA Rugby Announces City-Based Sevens Tournament Team Rosters Following tryouts in early July and a two-week development program, the four USA Rugby City-Based Sevens teams have named their rosters for the inaugural Sevens Tournament that will be held in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 26. …more

USA Under-20s Fall Hard to England in Nations Cup Final The USA Women’s Under-20 National Team fell hard to the England Under-20s on Saturday at Brunel University. The home side ran in 18 tries, while holding the Americans scoreless in the final match of the U-20 Nations Cup. …more

• USA Women’s Under-20 Team Names Lineup for England Match
• USA U-20 WNT Defeats Canada U-20s
• U.S. Women’s Under-20 Team Named for Match against Canada
• USA Women’s Under-20 Team Names Lineup for England Match
• USA Women’s Under-20 Team Wins Nations Cup Opener
• USA Women’s Under-20 Team names Lineup for Wales Game

GAME DEVELOPMENT
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Rookie Rugby Gains Footing in Florida Schools Rookie Rugby will far surpass its goal of getting the ball in the hands of more than 100,000 kids throughout the U.S. in 2009, thanks to the Florida Rugby Union and nearly 70 Florida middle and high schools. …more

USA Rugby VIPs Attend Houston Fundraiser The Houston Rugby community’s first-ever Lost Afternoon Luncheon was a rousing, sell-out success featuring speeches from USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville, Eagles Coach Eddie O’Sullivan, and Vice Chair Bob Latham. …more

Coach Development Department Announces Luke Gross Lineout Seminars USA Rugby’s Coach Development Department has officially announced the dates and locations of its new Lineout Seminar featuring veteran Eagle lock and lineout specialist Luke Gross.

Luke Gross’ Lineout Seminar will focus on helping coaches to better coach the lineout safely and effectively, to understand the fundamentals of throwing, lifting and jumping and to better learn basic offensive and defensive lineout strategies.

USA Rugby would love to bring Luke to your area! If you are interested in hosting a Lineout Clinic, please contact Coach Development Manager Mollie McCarthy mmccarthy@usarugby.org or 303.539.0300 ext 129.

The dates and locations of Luke Gross’ Lineout Seminars are below – more scheduled dates to come.

August 22: Syracuse, NY
An extended four-hour Technical Lineout Clinic
Time: 9:30am-4pm
Contact: Mike Hodgins (NYS Rugby President)
mhodgins@usarugby.org
Worth 5 CEUs

September 11: Philadelphia, PA
An extended four-hour Technical Lineout Clinic
Time: 4pm-8pm
Contact: Lisa Rosen lrosen@usarugby.org
Worth 5 CEUs

September 27: Columbus, OH
An extended four-hour Technical LineOut Clinic
Time: 12noon-4pm
Contact: Chris Hopps chris@rugbyohio.com
Worth 5 CEUs

For more information or to request that Luke hold a lineout seminar in your area, please contact Mollie McCarthy at mmccarthy@usarugby.org.

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