2010 Collegiate All American Women’s Rugby Nomination & Selection Process

To: All Division 1, 2 and 3 Women Collegiate Athletes and Coaches
From: Alex Williams, USA Rugby Women’s High Performance Manager
Re: 2010 Women’s Collegiate All American Nomination Process
Date: March 10, 2010

Nominations are being accepted for the Collegiate All American Women (CAAW) Honor Roll. All coaches interested in submitting an athlete for consideration must follow the process outlined below to ensure that their athlete is considered for the All American honor roll. The process has been changed from prior years in an effort to consider a broader spectrum of athletes rather than restricting the selection to athletes playing for teams competing in the collegiate playoffs.

The 2010 CAAW Honor Roll will name a pool of First Team All Americans and a pool of Second Team All Americans, pulled from all three divisions. Athletes who are named to the Honor Roll will be recognized in a USA Rugby press release and by letters to the athlete and to their school. In addition, athletes who make the CAAW Honor Roll will be considered for selection to the 2010 CAAW squad, to compete in the 2010 NASC event in late May.

Athlete Eligibility

  1. Athlete must meet the Collegiate eligibility rules found on usarugby.org
  2. Athlete must be CIPP’d with USA Rugby.

Athlete Nomination Process

  1. Create a highlight video of the athlete (specs below).
  2. Coach to submit the video with all required specs via the Online Video Submission Process (directions below) by Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
  3. Coach to fill out the online Athlete Data Form to provide additional required information about the athlete (details below) by Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
  4. Ensure that a coach from an opposing and/or select side team who has viewed the athlete in a match in 2010 fills out the Athlete Recommendation Form (details below) by Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Recommendations from up to five coaches will be accepted.

Note: Each of the steps above is mandatory. No athlete will be considered unless all required information has been submitted by Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

Honor Roll Selection Process

  1. Videos will be viewed by the 2010 women’s CAA Selection Panel: Convener Alex Williams, WNT Head Coach Kathy Flores, WNT 7s Head Coach Ric Suggitt, USA-A Head Coach Martha Daines, U20 Head Coach Bryn Chivers and 2010 CAA Head Coach Lisa Rosen.
  2. Members of the selection panel will attend the Collegiate Playoffs and Championships.
  3. All TU U19 and U23 Head Coaches will be asked to submit a list of recommended athletes from their territory to the panel.
  4. The Panel will review videos & recommendations and select the women’s CAA Honor Roll.
  5. The 2010 CAAW Honor Roll will be announced the week of May 3, 2010.

Note: As above, selections to the actual CAAW squad to compete at the NASC will draw heavily from the Honor Roll but will be made solely by the 2010 women’s CAA Head Coach.

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS

  1. Maximum length is 10 minutes.
  2. Preferably includes some offensive and defensive exposure.
  3. Must be titled with Athlete’s Name, School and Position.
  4. Can be a mix of clips from several games or all from a single game.
  5. Must meet the requirements for the Online Video Submission Process below.

ONLINE VIDEO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS – Sponsored by YourScrumhalfConnection

  1. Go to the following link to access the Vimeo video submission site and explicit instructions: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BzodJlUf5BFuMTAzNzkwNmYtMThiMi00ZGNiLWEwOTYtMDE4ZjJmOWYzNzI5&hl=en
  2. Please contact Wendy Young of YSC with any technical questions (wendy@scrumhalfconnection.com)
  3. Video must be submitted by Wednesday, April 14, 2010!

ATHLETE NOMINATION FORM INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Must be filled out by the athlete’s collegiate coach.
  2. Every data field must be filled out (list of data fields below).
  3. Go to the following link to access the online data form: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGRGTEpRSzZzcmZEdzB6RVJ3blEyU3c6MA
  4. The data will be submitted to a form accessible only to the Selection Panel.
  5. Athlete Data Form must be submitted by Wednesday, April 14, 2010!

SUPPORTING RECOMMENDATION FORM INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Each nominated athlete must have at least one recommendation filled out by an opposing coach who has viewed the athlete in a match in 2010.
  2. Athletes may have up to five total recommendations submitted in support of their nomination; all must be from coaches at the collegiate level or higher.
  3. Every data field must be filled out (list of data fields below).
  4. Go to the following link to access the online data form: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dENILWJ6Z1VhbjAtMkJyaUZGdmlMdXc6MA
  5. The data will be submitted to a form accessible only to the Selection Panel.
  6. Athlete Recommendation Form must be submitted by Wednesday, April 14, 2010!

Please direct any questions to Alex Williams at awilliams@usarugby.org or 415-336-7981.

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