The University of Texas Women’s Rugby 2nd Annual Rugby Skills Clinic – Sept 26-27, 2009

The University of Texas Women’s Rugby Club is hosting our second annual skills clinic for all college-age and under rugby women! Jonathan Griffin, the current head coach of Stanford University’s Men and Women’s teams has agreed to coach the clinic. Since Coach Griffin came to Stanford in 2005, the women’s team has won two consecutive National Championships in 2005 and 2006. Coach Griffin has a lot to teach both the players and coaches of the Texas Rugby Union. Our goal for this clinic is to raise the level of rugby play in Texas from high-school on up, so EVERYONE should attend!

This year, we want to incorporate both player and coach learning during the clinic. Coach Griffin will instruct visiting coaches on new methods and drills, as well as hold Q&A sessions. Since we want Texas Rugby Union coaches to participate in the running of this clinic, we would like as many of you to come as possible. You are every bit as vital to the success of this clinic as the players themselves.

Cost
$15 per player (Must be paid when you check-in at the clinic), free for coaches
$ 5 lunch (optional), free for coaches

Itinerary
Saturday September 26th
8:30 am Check-In at Clinic
9 am Clinic begins at the UT Austin IM Fields (Directions below)
12 noon Lunch provided by TBA for those who want it
1 pm Clinic resumes
4 pm Clinic is done for the day
6:30 pm SOCIAL for Everyone (Location TBD)

Sunday September 27th
9 am Clinic resumes
1 pm Clinic is Finished!

What to Bring
All players will need basic rugby apparel : T-shirt or Jersey, Rugby Shorts, Socks, Cleats (must be plastic studs), MOUTHGUARDS, scrum caps etc. Water/Gatorade will be provided, but a water bottle is recommended to get refills.

Clinic Location
Whitaker Fields ( aka UT IM Fields) – Located on the southeast corner of 51st and Guadalupe Streets.
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From I-35 – Take exit 238A (towards 51st street) and head west on 51st street. Fields will be on your left.
Parking Available

Please RSVP back by Monday September 21st

If you are with a team please send:
1. The number of players/coaches who will be attending the clinic as well as their names.
2. The number of players/coaches who want to purchase lunch. Please indicate if any vegetarian meals are needed.

If you are an individual/ high school player, please tell us your name and where you have played rugby and if purchasing lunch, whether a vegetarian meal is needed.

***Please note that if you RSVP we will be ordering a lunch for you and expecting that you will come and pay. Please give us as much notice as possible if you have a cancelation.

For any other questions or concerns you can contact Katie Metkus (Katie.metkus@mail.utexas.edu) or Anna Kunkel (aliinwond@aol.com). We hope that you all will attend!

Katie Metkus, Match Secretary, University of Texas Women’s Rugby Club

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