It’s that time of the year to start thinking about spring rugby and the Texas Rugby Union (TRU) Under-23 Women’s Select Side Rugby Team.
Here are some FAQs:
What is the team? It is a group of players selected from women’s club, collegiate, and high school teams across Texas who want to have fun and learn more about rugby. This team also acts as a step toward making the West Under-23 Women’s Select Side Team. If you are interested in the West U-23 team, please fill out the attached form and turn it in at the tryouts.
Who is eligible for the team?
Players must by 22 years of age or younger on January 1, 2010 to be selected.
When are tryouts?
Tryouts will be held at the UT IM Fields (Located on the southeast corner of 51st and Guadalupe Streets) in Austin, Texas on January 30 and 31, 2010. This event is a 2 day tryout with Saturday running from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday running from 9 am to 1 pm. The cost of the tryout is $10/player. Directions are at the following link – http://www.utrugby.com/resources/directions.htm.
Who should tryout?
EVERYONE!! We want as many people to tryout as possible. (Women’s club, college and high school players)
How many players are selected?
28 players will be selected for the team.
What is the commitment level?
Players must commit to tryouts (see above) and if selected, they need to commit to
– Warm-up Weekend in Austin, TX (Saturday, Feb 27 in the evening and Sunday, Feb 28 morning and afternoon) and
– LAU Under-23 Tournament in Austin, TX (Friday, March 5 – Sunday, March 7).
Why should I tryout for the team?
1) You are guaranteed to have fun
2) You’ll learn more about rugby
3) You’ll meet and play with girls from all over the state
4) The tournament is in TEXAS!!
Who should I contact about coming to tryouts or questions? Please email me (Traci Schmidtke) if you plan to attend tryouts or if your team is attending (the total number of players) and if you have any questions/concerns.
Hope to see you there!!
Head Coach, TRU U-23 Women’s Team