Enjoy Spring Break. See you next week.
Congratulations to Lauren Ferridge who was selected to attend US Rugby’s All-American Winter Camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista Dec. 26-31.
Director of Girls High School All-Americans Martha Daines said: “Our goal for this camp was to cast as wide a net as possible, bringing in promising players from all around the country. This large group of athletes is incredibly diverse and will benefit by learning from each other in their intrasquad matches. For many players this will be the first national camp they’ve attended. I’m looking forward to seeing how they all respond to the challenge and how much returning players have improved and grown since we saw them last.”
The Girls High School All-Americans (U18) and rising Women’s Junior All-Americans (U19) will each end their camp with a collection of intrasquad matches on New Year’s Eve.
Time to be getting ready for the 2019 season, see the PDF attached and make a start this weekend.
Be rugby ready for our first practice session in 2019, we have a huge season in front of us and will never have a better chance to beat North Bay.
If you feel that this program doesn’t measure up to what ever you are already doing test your self first and if you feel good keep on doing what you have been doing, Karl and I will know who’s fit at that first session.
If you have any questions contact me at email@example.com
Follow us on twitter @MDXU19girls
In case you hadn’t heard, Maryland won the Northeast RCT Tournament this past weekend in New Jersey. It was an incredible weekend of rugby and we played every game, bar one half, down 1-2 players. You should all be proud of Lauren, Lilli, Mikayla and Mady who represented the Exiles.
Link to an article about the weekend and our win.
Go Exiles — Go Select Side!!
Stacy Bridges is a friend of ours , shes #2 coach at Dartmouth, we have some girls who would absolutely fit into her program, let me know if you would like to connect.
From: Stacey M. Bridges
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:42:04 PM
Subject: Dartmouth Women’s Rugby – Recruiting
My name is Stacey Bridges, Assistant Coach of the women’s rugby team at Dartmouth College. As a NCAA Varsity program, we have been given a number of recruiting spots for promising high school players whose admission to Dartmouth we can support. I am on a mission to expand our recruiting outreach and cast a much wider net – in an effort to provide this opportunity to as many young, talented players as we can!
This is where you come in: Are there rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors on your team who have the drive and the character to excel at Dartmouth, who you would recommend for our recruiting spots in the coming years? I would love to hear about them. They do not need to be 4.0 students – please point any student with what you believe to be a B average or higher our way. If they are within range, excellent. Often, they are much closer than they may think and those are the students we are trying to reach earlier so that they know what to strive for and are inspired to make DI rugby and an Ivy League institution a reality. This is far more attainable than many players and coaches realize, and we want to see rugby open these doors for more and more athletes.
We would be grateful if you could help put us in contact with these promising students. You can simply reply with the names and details (grade, position, contact info) of any player that you think has what it takes to play NCAA Division 1 Collegiate Rugby. You can also have your players contact us directly or they can submit our Dartmouth Rugby Recruiting Questionnaire. I’ve attached a helpful guide for players interested in our program that contains some pointers for navigating the NCAA recruiting rules.
Additionally, I am planning a summer recruiting tour and would like to see your team in action. Are there any major HS girls tournaments this summer that your team will be participating in?
I look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future. Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding our program or the recruiting process.
Stacey Bridges | Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach
6083 Alumni Gym, 118 | Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
(603) 646-6987 | www.dartmouthsports.com
“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the HOURS, WEEKS, MONTHS, AND YEARS they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance is merely the demonstration of their CHAMPIONSHIP CHARACTER.”
Please see below for details on the Select Side – we encourage everyone to participate. It is not all or nothing, but selections will be made based on performance, participation and availability.
We had an excellent experience last year at Mount St Mary’s (MSMs). I anticipate a similar experience this year and hopefully, better with the added event in NJ.
Contact Karl or Hugh if you have questions.
2018 Maryland Select Side
The goal is to field two sides, varsity and junior varsity (JV). All players with a safe level of level of experience and are interested in improving their skill and performance are encouraged to participate. This is an excellent opportunity to get exposure to high level play and coaching. The USA Rugby RCT in New Jersey is geared toward elite pathway.
RCT in Rahway, NJ; June 16-17th, 2018, Varsity only (2-day event)
Mid-Atlantic Select Side Tournament, MSMs University; June 23rd, 2018, Varsity and Junior Varsity (based on interest) (Single day event)
New USAR elite pathway guidance: A Player must participate in a RCT to be considered for elite pathway.
Note: In order for players to be considered for Varsity at the RCT in Rahway, NJ, said player must be 16 years old on or prior to June 16th. This is the guideline established by USAR and is NOT negotiable. We do not have this restriction for the event the following event at MSM University on June 23rd.
Requirements for select training sessions:
Players with at least one full season of experience, have a firm grasp of fundamental skills and have the physical and mental ability to train in an intensive/competitive environment.
Registration is $200 per player. $50 payment will be due as part of registration due May 31st and is non-refundable. Payment can be made to Ms. Wendy Thomas, team manager, via Venmo to @Wendy-Thomas-15. The balance will be due on or before the June 12th training session.
● Registration will cover lodging, snacks at the field, and team dinner on Saturday night in NJ. Snacks at the field at MSMs. Residual funds will be applied to a team social immediately following the MSMs event.
● All Players will get a practice T-shirt and socks to keep. We will play in black shorts. Players can either use existing shorts, i.e. from selects last year, home-club black shorts, or acquire some on loan or from a supplier.
Saturday, June 9th, 9:00AM – 2:00PM Location: 1103 Omar Dr., Crownsville, MD
a. 9:00 – 11:00 Registration/Introductions/Ice Breakers/Skills
b. 11:00 – 12:00 Dinner break/chalk talk/team building (meal provided)
c. 12:00 – 2:00 Skills/Scrimmage
Sunday, June 10th 9:00AM – 2:00PM Location: TBD
d. 9:00 – 11:00 Introductions/Ice Breakers/Skills
e. 11:00 – 12:00 Dinner break/chalk talk/team building (meal provided)
f. 12:00 – 1:00 Skills
g. 12:00 – 2:00 Scrimmage, team TBD
Tuesday, June 12th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: 1103 Omar Dr., Crownsville, MD
Thursday June 14th 6:00 – 8:00pm Location: Demarco Park, Aberdeen, MD
• 8:00 Jersey Ceremony (First 15 Selections will be announced)
Note: June 12th and June 14th locations are subject to change pending availability of scrimmages.
Travel Logistics: More to follow on transportation and lodging
– To be included in registration: Picture ID, Health Insurance information (copy of health insurance card), CIPP number, and emergency contact information.
A tough match yesterday but our girls certainly gave North-bay a lot to think about, and more opposition than they were expecting. A huge performance from the exiles and two well earned tries , the final score certainly does not represent accurately the flow of the game.
Some of the better educated rugby critics at the game were amazed at our ball handling, physicality, determination and rugby IQ, our second try came after a series of 27 phases which in international rugby would be noteworthy and quite unprecedented at our U19 level.
This was the Exiles first trip to the state finals and we very much hope to go back next year for a different result.
If any one could forward me some of the pictures of the team under the posts I would appreciate it, I have to write a piece for the local paper.
Finally, I understand that we have a venue and a date for an end of season celebration, others will be sending out that information later.
Karl and I thank you all for your support through the season and we look forward to seeing you at the party.
Congratulations to all the players for their hard work this year – you have one last test on Sunday. Kick off is at noon at UMBC’s Walker Field. Walker Field address: 5451 Wilkens Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228.
All players must arrive at 1030 for check in and then warm up.
1. EACH PLAYER MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID WITH THEM ON SUNDAY [no ID = no play]
2. We will submit a player list for the match in advance. They will check IDs against the roster. EACH PLAYER MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID WITH THEM ON SUNDAY. Driver’s license/perm,it, passport, or school ID is sufficient.
2. All players must be in high school or of high school age (15-18). Any high schoolers that are 14 years old must sign an under 15 waiver. Contact Coach Karl for the under 15 waiver.
3. Parents and fans will be on the opposite side of the field from the teams.
Sunday we face the girls from West Carol again. Make no mistake, they are hurting from last week, this will be a tough tough game .
We need everyone, and I mean everyone to come out to Shadygrove road to support our girls in this crucial game, we are 70 minutes away from the state final, it doesent get much bigger than this.
Spread the word, aunties, uncles, grandma, grandad, brothers, sisters, cousins neighbours, passersby, even the postman!! Get them all to come and support.
We need a huge crowd Sunday at 1pm to give the team every possible encouragement.
See you all there,
Karl and Hugh